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Burmese Days

Burmese Days is a novel by British writer George Orwell. Published in 1934 and based loosely on Orwell's five years as a policeman in the British Imperial police force in Burma (now Myanmar), it is a caustic, fast-paced tale about the waning days of British imperialism before World War II. It holds up well against similar works by other between-the-wars British novelists such as Graham Greene and Somerset Maugham.

The story focuses on a few Englishmen in the timber business in a small settlement in upper Burma who are manipulated by a corrupt local politicians whose chief ambition is to become a member of the European Club, a private establishment.

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