The Glass Palace: A Novel
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - pbjwelch - LibraryThing
This is a fictionalized account of two families that begins with the imprisonment of Burma's last king (Thibaw) and ends around 2005 in almost present-day Myanmar, but is unusual in that it covers ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - nbmars - LibraryThing
What a very rewarding book this proved to be! The Glass Palace falls into the family saga category (albeit characterized by rigorous historical research and analysis), and so there is love, death ... Read full review