The Raj Quartet, comprising] The Jewel in the Crown; The Day of the Scorpion; The Towers of Silence... The Raj Quartet, comprising] The Jewel in the Crown; The Day of the Scorpion; The Towers of Silence... The Raj Quartet, comprising] The Jewel in the Crown; The Day of the Scorpion; The Towers of Silence...

The Raj Quartet, comprising] The Jewel in the Crown; The Day of the Scorpion; The Towers of Silence; [and] A Division of the Spoils

SCOTT, Paul (1920-1978)

Published by William Heinemann [through 1971], London, 1966
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A scarce, complete set in collectible condition of Scott's celebrated quartet, set during the concluding years of the British Raj, in four octavo volumes. [10],450,[2]; [8],483,[1]; [10],3-392; [10],3-597,[3]pp. Jewel: Publisher's copper-colored cloth, spine lettered in gilt; pictorial dust jacket, priced 30s. About Fine (dust-soiled top edge, spine toe creased, else tight, bright, clean and strong) and apparently unread in about Near Fine jacket (spine panel lightly faded, with tips briefly worn). Scorpion: Publisher's black cloth, spine lettered in gilt; pictorial dust jacket, priced 42s. Fine, in Near Fine jacket, very lightly edge-worn, with short closed tear along back flap fold. Towers: Publisher's navy-blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt; pictorial dust jacket priced £2.75. Fine (save for a previous owner's surname on front fly leaf), in a just about Fine jacket, lightly edge worn. Spoils: Publisher's chestnut-brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt; pictorial dust jacket priced £4.90. Fine (save for previous owner's inscription in a neat hand on front fly leaf), in Fine jacket. Scott's "painstakingly researched Quartet which examines the lives of ordinary Anglo-Indians against the background of the end of Empire [the five years from the Quit India campaign of the Congress Committee to Indian independence, in 1947]. These novels constitute Scott's principal claim to be regarded as a major post-war writer [The Times, in fact, called Scott's quartet "one of the most important landmarks of post-war fiction."] . . . . The Quartet is still perhaps underestimated as an analysis of the pre-Independence roots of the racism Salman Rushdie identified in the 1980s under the label 'the New Empire within Britain.' Scott sacrificed his life to the writing of the Quartet, becoming something of a monomaniacal recluse with tendencies toward alcoholism and occasional domestic violence. His death from cancer, in 1978, in London came at the time his work was just beginning to be appreciated." (The Literary Encyclopedia) TN. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # BB1198

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Title: The Raj Quartet, comprising] The Jewel in ...

Publisher: William Heinemann [through 1971], London

Publication Date: 1966

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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