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Magic of Malgudi

R K Narayan

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ISBN 10: 0140298851 / ISBN 13: 9780140298857
Published by Penguin, New Delhi, 2002
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Contents: Introduction. 1. Swami and friends. 2. The Bachelor of Arts. 3. The vendor of sweets. "A master of observation, subtlety and gentle wit, R.K. Narayan has few rivals when it comes to bringing alive people and places. Most of his timeless novels are set in the fictional town of Malgudi, located somewhere in South India, a town as real to his readers as any they will find on the map. This volume contains three quintessential Malgudi novels-Swami and Friends, The Bachelor of Arts and The Vendor of Sweets. "Swami and friends, published in 1935, was the first novel Narayan wrote. Described by Graham Greene as 'a novel in ten thousand', it recounts the adventures of ten-year-old Swaminathan and his friends Rajam and Mani. The Bachelor of Arts, the second novel in the collection, is a brilliantly realized account of the workings of a young man's mind. It is the story of Chandran, in his final year at college, who falls hopelessly in love and is forced to exile himself from the familiar surroundings of Malgudi until he is able to arrive at a satisfactory resolution to his problems. The Vendor of Sweets showcases a classic cross-generational battle, between Jagan, a widower of firm Gandhian principles, and his 'modern' son Mali, who returns to Malgudi with a half-American wife and a grand plan for selling story-writing machines. "The third in the series of Penguin India's collectors' editions of the Malgudi novels, The Magic of Malgudi, with an introduction by S. Krishnan, will delight first-time readers as well as devoted Narayan fans." No. 24963 408 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 40078

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Title: Magic of Malgudi

Publisher: Penguin, New Delhi

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Edition: Reprint

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A master of observation, subtlety and gentle wit, R.K. Narayan has few rivals when it comes to bringing alive people and places. Most of his timeless novels are set in the fictional town of Malgudi, located somewhere in South India, a town as real to his readers as any they will find on a map. This volume contains three quintessential Malgudi novels - Swami and Friends, The Bachelor of Arts and The Vendor of Sweets.

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R.K. Narayan was educated at Maharajah's College in Mysore. In 1980, he was awarded the A.C. Benson medal by the Royal Society of Literature and was made an Honorary Member of the American Academy and Institute of Art and Letters. In 1989 he was made a member of the Rajya Sabha. In 2000 the Government of India conferred on him the Padma Vibushan. He died in 2001.

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