Set in 1920's Burma in the days of the British Empire, Burmese Days
is a story of unrequited love fuelled by mutual misunderstanding, against a backdrop of the iniquities of the Imperial system, which traps the British as much as the Burmese into bigotry and hatred.
Not having read Burmese Days
until recently, I found it a powerful indictment of the evils of Empire; although one of Orwell's lesser known works, I thoroughly recommend it.
RWood has previously posted an LRF version of Burmese Days
, which closely follows the Project Gutenberg text.
This current version has been converted directly from the Project Gutenberg text, with the following enhancements:
Replaced "--" with em-dashes.
Proper use of opening and closing quotes, and apostrophes.
Correct use of italics
for emphasised text, instead of CAPITALS.
Some corrections to typos.
I hope you like this version, and please let me know of any corrections.
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