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The last Englishmen : love, war, and the end of empire, Deborah Baker

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The last Englishmen : love, war, and the end of empire
Title
The last Englishmen
Title remainder
love, war, and the end of empire
Statement of responsibility
Deborah Baker
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Language
eng
Summary
"John Auden was a pioneering geologist of the Himalaya. Michael Spender was the first to draw a detailed map of the North Face of Mount Everest. While their younger brothers--W. H. Auden and Stephen Spender--achieved literary fame, they vied to be included on an expedition that would deliver Everest's summit to an Englishman, a quest that had become a metaphor for Britain's struggle to maintain power over India. To this rivalry was added another: in the summer of 1938 both men fell in love with a painter named Nancy Sharp. Her choice would determine where each man's wartime loyalties would lie. Set in Calcutta, London, the glacier-locked wilds of the Karakoram, and on Everest itself, The Last Englishmen is also the story of a generation. The cast of this exhilarating drama includes Indian and English writers and artists, explorers and communist spies, Die Hards and Indian nationalists, political rogues and police informers. Key among them is a highborn Bengali poet named Sudhin Datta, a melancholy soul torn, like many of his generation, between hatred of the British Empire and a deep love of European literature, whose life would be upended by the arrival of war on his Calcutta doorstep"--
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Publisher's description
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
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Baker, Deborah
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Auden, J. B
  • Spender, Michael
  • Sharp, Nancy
  • Auden, J. B
  • British Occupation of India (1765-1947)
  • Explorers
  • Surveyors
  • Geologists
  • India
  • British
  • British
  • British
  • British
  • Explorers
  • Geologists
  • Surveyors
  • Great Britain
  • India
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The last Englishmen : love, war, and the end of empire, Deborah Baker
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-350) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
part I. To live as on a mountain: The lakes ; The steamship and the spinning wheel ; Bengali Baboo ; The thrust fault ; Triangles ; The school of art -- part II. The impersonal eye: Perfect monsters ; Goddess Mother of the world ; I spy ; The Moscow agent ; In the ice mountains ; Taking a hat off a mouse ; The truth about love -- part III. The fall of the gods: Somewhere a strange and shrewd tomorrow ; The magnified earth ; A representative Indian ; An infinite ocean of sorrow ; A boy falling out of the sky ; Incompatible gods, irreconcilable differences ; Night falls
Control code
1002562236
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiv, 358 pages
Isbn
9781555978044
Lccn
2017953357
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1002562236
Label
The last Englishmen : love, war, and the end of empire, Deborah Baker
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-350) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
part I. To live as on a mountain: The lakes ; The steamship and the spinning wheel ; Bengali Baboo ; The thrust fault ; Triangles ; The school of art -- part II. The impersonal eye: Perfect monsters ; Goddess Mother of the world ; I spy ; The Moscow agent ; In the ice mountains ; Taking a hat off a mouse ; The truth about love -- part III. The fall of the gods: Somewhere a strange and shrewd tomorrow ; The magnified earth ; A representative Indian ; An infinite ocean of sorrow ; A boy falling out of the sky ; Incompatible gods, irreconcilable differences ; Night falls
Control code
1002562236
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiv, 358 pages
Isbn
9781555978044
Lccn
2017953357
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1002562236

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