By Paul Scott
Awards - the fellow Booker Prize
In this sequel to The Raj Quartet, Colonel Tusker and Lucy Smalley remain on within the hills of Pankot after Indian independence deprives them in their colonial prestige. eventually bored stiff with accommodating her husband, Lucy claims a level of independence herself. Eloquent and hilarious, she and Tusker act out type tensions one of the British of the Raj and provides voice to the loneliness, rage, and obdurate affection of their marriage. Staying On received the Booker Prize in 1977 and was once made right into a movie starring Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson in 1979.
"Staying On a ways transcends the occasions of its significant motion. . . . [The paintings] can help you win for Scott . . . the acceptance he deserves--as the best novelists to emerge from Britain's silver age."--Robert Towers, Newsweek
"Scott's imaginative and prescient is either designated and painterly. Like an engraver cross-hatching within the phantasm of fullness, he selects nuances that might make his characters tackle intensity and poignancy."--Jean G. Zorn, manhattan instances e-book Review
"A swish comedian coda to the sooner tune of India. . . . not anyone writing is aware or can evoke an Anglo-Indian environment higher than Scott."--Paul grey, Time
"Staying On offers a kind of postscript to [Scott's] deservedly acclaimed The Raj Quartet. . . . He has, because it have been, summoned up the Raj's ghost in Staying On. . . . it's the tale of the residing dying, in retirement, and the ultimate finish of a walk-on personality from the quartet. . . . Scott has accomplished the duty of masking within the type of a fictional narrative the occasions top as much as India's partition and the fulfillment of independence in 1947. it truly is, on any displaying, a creditable achievement."--Malcolm Muggeridge, manhattan instances ebook Review
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Staying On by Paul Scott