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eBook Coromandel ! ePub

by John Masters

  • ISBN: 0670242012
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: John Masters
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: The Viking Press; 1st edition (January 1, 1955)
  • Pages: 347
  • ePub book: 1131 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1876 kb
  • Other: doc lrf lit mobi
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 268

Description

Having read John Masters' "Bugles and a Tiger" with admiration and his "The Road Past Mandalay" with awe, this book . That map and the aching visions it caused drove Jason from.

Having read John Masters' "Bugles and a Tiger" with admiration and his "The Road Past Mandalay" with awe, this book came as a disappointment. It rambles over time and place. That map and the aching visions it caused drove Jason from his father's farm to the roistering streets of London, by ship to India and Coromandel, through the jungles and across. This book has the most important ingredient of a novel: it draws you in with its plot and its characters.

COROMANDEL! John Masters. First published by Michael Joseph Ltd 1955.

Cover by Fred Pfeiffer. The only downside of John Masters, is that he is unable to articulate an ultimate motivation for his adventurous hero. As a result, we are left a bit "hanging" at the en. .

Chapter One The girl leaned out of the casement, the leaded panes and all her face dark in the shadow of the overhanging thatch. The clock in the church tower struck twelve. The cracked notes dropped. slowly, one by one, into the moon-lit well of the green, and ran about the lanes of the village and crept down in softer echoes from the slope of the Plain beyond. The churchyard lay below the girl’s window. The gravestones shone silently with the pale fire of the night, and the shadows of them knelt in square blocks, like patient mourners, on the humps of the graves.

Coromandel! by John Masters 1955.

Book Source: Digital Library of India Item 2015. author: John Master d. ate. te: 2004-04-07 d. dentifier: Librarian, Rashtrapati Bhavan d. dentifier. origpath: /data d. copyno: 1 d.

304 c (Читайте описание продавца BS - englishbooks, Санкт-Петербург. Here, in the story of Jason Savage, Masters goes back to the 1620s, whom myth and legend, visions and aspirations are strangely merged with the turmoil of adventure and romance. Jason was an unlettered youth on the feudal estate of the Pennels. He thought to wed with a girl of his class, but too readily forgot her in the dreams of night in fields and woods.

Used availability for John Masters's Coromandel! .

December 1955 : UK Hardback.

First Edition. A VG+ copy in a VG dust jacket. The book has a slight spine lean and rubs to its corners. The dust jacket has chips to the outer corners and spine tips. Mild dust soiling to its rear panel and fading to its spine.

Comments

Kulasius Kulasius
Adventure from one who had been there; rings with absolute authenticity, the kind of novel that one does not want to put down.
Gna Gna
You gotta read Bugles and a Tiger and The Road Past Mandaley. The Gurkhas are an incredibly beautiful race and the history of India is very, very deep and rich.
Fog Fog
This novel is one of 7 that Masters set at different points in the history of British India. This is set the earliest, though it was not the first one he penned. Here's part of what's on the back of the jacket in my copy:

"Coromandel! ... Jason Savage, was a boy in Wiltshire when he first saw that name on a bloodstained map... That map and the aching visions it caused drove Jason from his father's farm to the roistering streets of London, by ship to India and Coromandel, through the jungles and across..."

This book has the most important ingredient of a novel: it draws you in with its plot and its characters. It does so, while giving one a little flavor of what India was like in the early days of the British East India Company. The reader will befriend Jason Savage, and the women he loves. There's enough "action" for most tastes; but the author does more: he takes us inside the mind of Jason and we see the drama of a young man building his own character, with the twists and turns involved.

The only reason I give it a 4-star, rather than a 5, is that the author is unable to articulate an ultimate goal for his adventurous hero. As a result, we are left a bit "hanging" at the end.
Gom Gom
Having read John Masters' "Bugles and a Tiger" with admiration and his "The Road Past Mandalay" with awe, this book came as a disappointment. It rambles over time and place. It has nothing to say.

In a word, it is inauthentic.