Burmese Days | Study Guide

George Orwell

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Overview

Author

George Orwell

Year Published

1934

Type

Novel

Genre

Fiction, Tragedy

Perspective and Narrator

The narration in Burmese Days is third-person omniscient. Although mostly neutral, the narrator occasionally casts judgment on characters' racist attitudes.

Tense

Burmese Days is written in the past tense.

About the Title

The novel's action takes place in upper Burma (now Myanmar) in the town of Kyauktada, a fictionalized version of Katha. The characters spend their days trying to stave off boredom and loneliness by drinking to excess and meeting up in their shabby European Club.

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