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George Orwell

Burmese Days

Publisher: © 1935 Victor Gollancz Ltd., GB, London.

The First edition

By Daniel J. Leab:

Richard Rees, the long-term editor-proprietor of The Adelphi, subsequently declared that Orwell's judgments “are clear cut black and white”; Orwell has demonstrated forcefully that the “British Empire is brutal and corrupt...” Gollancz, who not long before had to withdraw a book and pay damages, and who worried that publishing Burmese Days might again result in legal action, hesitated to bring out the book ... An English edition was brought out by Gollancz in June 1935. Subsequently, an unhappy Orwell called the Gollancz edition “garbled”.

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