Malayan Trilogy


Author: Burgess, Anthony
ISBN: 9780749395926
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage

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Anthony Burgess was an officer in the Colonial Service. In The Malayan Trilogy – Time for a Tiger, The Enemy in the Blanket and Beds in the East – he satirises the dog days of colonialism. Victor Crabbe is a well meaning, ineffectual English man in the tropics, keen to teach the Malays what the West can do for them. Through Crabbe’s rise and fall and a series of wonderfully colourful characters, Burgess lays bare racial and social prejudices of post-war Malaya during the upheaval of Independence.