The Glass Palace: A Novel (Google eBook)
Brilliant and impassioned, The Glass Palace is a masterly novel by Amitav Ghosh, the gifted novelist Peter Matthiessen has called an exceptional writer. This superb story of love and war begins with the shattering of the kingdom of Burma and the igniting of a great and passionate love, and it goes on to tell the story of a people, a fortune, and a family and its fate.
The Glass Palace tells of Rajkumar, a poor boy lifted on the tides of political and social chaos, who creates an empire in the Burmese teak forest. During the British invasion of 1885, when soldiers force the royal family out of the Glass Palace and into exile, Rajkumar befriends Dolly, the woman whose love will shape his life. He cannot forget her, and years later, as a rich man, he goes in search of her.
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Review: The Glass PalaceUser Review - Jan Colle - Goodreads
Everything I love. Beautifully written. Well researched. Wonderful story. And you feel transported into a different time and place in a way which few can achieve. Read full review
Review: The Glass PalaceUser Review - Suzanne Woods - Goodreads
For me, this book was a challenge to read. So many characters to place, with many different stories following a very historical path. Even right to the finish of the book I will still having to remind ... Read full review
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