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The Broken Road
by A E W Mason
Binding: Paperback, 276 pages
Publisher: Tutis Digital Publishing Pvt. Ltd.
Weight: 0.86 pound
Dimension: H: 0.75 x L: 9.21 x W: 0.5 inches
ISBN 10: 8132028201
ISBN 13: 9788132028208
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Book Description:
A.E.W. Mason's The Broken Road is the fourth novel in the 'Lesser known Raj Fiction' series edited by Ralph Crane. A gripping adventure romance of the Frontier first published in 1907, The Broken Road tells of the building of the Road, and, through the relationship between the two main characters, Dick Linforth, scion of a family of Empire builders, and Shere Ali, the Prince of Chiltistan, compellingly explores the sense of duty that drove successive generations of British men to sacrifice their lives to the goals of Empire, and the contentious issue of educating Indian princes in England. While undoubtedly reinscribing the image of a confident and secure empire characteristic of much Raj fiction of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the novel also offers unusual insights into the human cost on both sides of the racial divide of producing that image, making it of significant interest to readers interested in colonial and postcolonial literatures, as well as general readers. This new, critical edition of The Broken Road, which includes a detailed introduction, a chronology of A.E.W.Mason's life, maps, and extensive explanatory notes, makes available a fascinating work of Raj fiction.


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