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Scott, Paul 1920-1978

Overview
Works: 205 works in 1,154 publications in 16 languages and 22,997 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Historical fiction  Records and correspondence  Drama 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6069.C596, 823.914
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The jewel in the crown; a novel by Paul Scott( Book )

92 editions published between 1966 and 2005 in 11 languages and held by 2,694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of the rape of young English girl in India, 1942, and, figuratively, the rape of a people's sensibilities due in great measure to the color of their skins
The towers of silence; a novel by Paul Scott( Book )

71 editions published between 1971 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 2,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

India, 1943: In a regimental hill station, the ladies of Pankot struggle to preserve the genteel façade of British society amid the debris of a vanishing empire and World War II. A retired missionary, Barbara Batchelor, bears witness to the connections between many human dramas; the love between Daphne Manner and Hari Kumar; the desperate grief an old teacher feels for an India she cannot rescue; and the cruelty of Captain Ronald Merrick, Susan Layton's future husband
The day of the scorpion; a novel by Paul Scott( Book )

66 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 2,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Continues the story of the last days British rule in India in the early 1940's
A division of the spoils : a novel by Paul Scott( Book )

66 editions published between 1078 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 2,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The decline of British power in India in its last two years of Imperial rule
Staying on : a novel by Paul Scott( Book )

120 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this sequel to The Raj Quartet, Colonel Tusker and Lucy Smalley stay on in the hills of Pankot after Indian independence deprives them of their colonial status. Finally fed up with accommodating her husband, Lucy claims a degree of independence herself. Eloquent and hilarious, she and Tusker act out class tensions among the British of the Raj and give voice to the loneliness, rage, and stubborn affection in their marriage. Staying On won the Booker Prize in 1977 and was made into a motion picture starring Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson in 1979."Staying On far transcends the events of its central action. ... [The work] should help win for Scott ... the reputation he deserves-as one of the best novelists to emerge from Britain's silver age."--Robert Towers, Newsweek"Scott's vision is both precise and painterly. Like an engraver cross-hatching in the illusion of fullness, he selects nuances that will make his characters take on depth and poignancy."-Jean G. Zorn, New York Times Book Review"A graceful comic coda to the earlier song of India. ... No one writing knows or can evoke an Anglo-Indian setting better than Scott."-Paul Gray, Time"Staying On provides a sort of postscript to [Scott's] deservedly acclaimed The Raj Quartet. ... He has, as it were, summoned up the Raj's ghost in Staying On. ... It is the story of the living death, in retirement, and the final end of a walk-on character from the quartet. ... Scott has completed the task of covering in the form of a fictional narrative the events leading up to India's partition and the achievement of independence in 1947. It is, on any showing, a creditable achievement."-Malcolm Muggeridge, New York Times Book Review
The Raj quartet by Paul Scott( Book )

29 editions published between 1966 and 1998 in English and German and held by 1,354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four novels covering the period between the Quit India riots of 1942 and the massacres that accompanied independence and partition in 1947 provide insight into the closing years of British rule in India
The corrida at San Feliu by Paul Scott( Book )

31 editions published between 1964 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The birds of paradise by Paul Scott( Book )

53 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Paul Scott is most famous for his much-beloved tetralogy "The Raj Quartet," an epic that chronicles the end of the British rule in India with a cast of vividly and memorably drawn characters. Inspired by Scott's own time spent in India during World War II, this powerful novel provides valuable insight into how foreign lands changed the British who worked and fought in them, hated and loved them. A coming of age tale, "The Birds of Paradise "is the story of a boy and his childhood friendship with the daughter of a British diplomat and the son of the Raja. Scott artfully brings his young narrator's voice to life with evocative language and an eye for detail, capturing the pangs of childhood and the bittersweet fog of memory with nostalgic yet immediate prose"--Provided by the publisher
The bender by Paul Scott( Book )

29 editions published between 1963 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this satire about the middle classes, George Lisle-Spruce has everything London in the sixties can offer: money, parties, friends, divorce, loneliness and an obsessive debt to his brother. He flits from woman to woman until finally he is forced to see the truth
The mark of the warrior by Paul Scott( Book )

36 editions published between 1958 and 1990 in English and Swedish and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in India during the World War, the story is an inquiry into the killer instinct which marks the warrior
A male child by Paul Scott( Book )

31 editions published between 1956 and 1989 in English and Swedish and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psykologisk roman. Ian Canning vender hjem fra tjeneste i det fjerne østen til et desillusioneret England
Chinese love pavilion by Paul Scott( Book )

47 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Bombay in the 1930s a young British clerk named Tom Brent is persuaded by a botanist named Saxby to stay on in India. Saxby is that rare Englishman who really understands Indian culture, but he's also elusive and deeply flawed. Years later, after Tom has become a soldier and been wounded in Burma, he is sent on a mission to Malaya to track down Saxby, now suspected of murder. The second half of the novel, set in 1945 (a time when Scott was in Malaya), is a strange brew of exotic romance, tensions between army officers, and the mystery of the jungle: its cultures, religions, and fauna. The love pavilion is where Tom meets his Eurasian lover and imagines he can escape the constraints of British colonial notions of manhood
The Raj quartet by Paul Scott( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The alien sky by Paul Scott( Book )

35 editions published between 1953 and 1990 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The love pavilion by Paul Scott( Book )

4 editions published between 1960 and 1985 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johnnie Sahib by Paul Scott( Book )

29 editions published between 1952 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six days in Marapore by Paul Scott( Book )

9 editions published between 1953 and 2005 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The jewel in the crown by Paul Scott( Recording )

25 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the twilight years of imperial British India, follows the ill-fated romance between a well-born Englishwoman, Daphne Manners, and a Hindu newsman, Hari Kumar, during a period of war with Japan and the Indian struggle for independence
Staying on by Paul Scott( Recording )

18 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colonel Tusker' Smalley and his wife are still living at Pankot one of India's hill stations, twenty-five years after the rest of the British have left India. Staying On is a richly comic panorama of life in India of 1972, and displays the qualities of the author's sequence of novels, the 'Raj Quartet'
The Raj quartet : by Paul Scott( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Paul Scott Brits schrijver (1920-1978)

Paul Scott englischer Autor

Paul Scott scrittore, drammaturgo e poeta inglese

Paulus Marcus Scott

Scott, Paul

Scott, Paul Mark

Scott Paul Mark 1920-1978

Scott, Paul Mark, 1920-2978

Skots, Pols, 1920-1978

Пол Скотт

Скотт, Пол, 1920-1978

סקאט, פול 1920-1978

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The towers of silence; a novelThe day of the scorpion; a novelA division of the spoils : a novelStaying on : a novelThe Raj quartetThe Raj quartetThe love pavilionSix days in Marapore