The last Englishmen : love, war, and the end of empire
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Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, 2018., Minneapolis : Graywolf Press, 2018.
ISBN
9781555978044
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xxiv, 358 pages ; 24 cm
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Published
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, 2018., Minneapolis : Graywolf Press, 2018.
Format
Book
Language
English
ISBN
9781555978044

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-350) and index.
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"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"--,Publisher's description.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Baker, D. (2018). The last Englishmen: love, war, and the end of empire . Graywolf Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Baker, Deborah, 1959-. 2018. The Last Englishmen: Love, War, and the End of Empire. Graywolf Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Baker, Deborah, 1959-. The Last Englishmen: Love, War, and the End of Empire Graywolf Press, 2018.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Baker, Deborah. The Last Englishmen: Love, War, and the End of Empire Graywolf Press, 2018.

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