Baker & Taylor Dramatizes the psychological effects an Indian siege has upon the residents of an English community in a remote part of the British empire
Blackwell North Amer Victorian life in India - the clash between two great civilizations, a cauldron of human drama - was perhaps the most deeply romantic expression of life in all the modern age. We are forever fascinated. This award-winning novel concerns the events surrounding the Sepoy uprising of 1857. A young Englishman becomes an unlikely hero when he finds himself at the center of a political whirlwind. By turns caustic and compassionate, written with sardonic wit but displaying a passionate sympathy, this novel of splendid characters and emotionally charged events fully deserves its reputation as a masterpiece.