The Lion and the Sun [*SIGNED*]

By: Sassoon, Maurice D.

Price: $75.00

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Book Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj

[small nick in cloth at top of front cover, light soiling to edges of text block, minor wear to extremities; jacket has some shallow chipping along right side of top edge of front panel, otherwise just minimally worn]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the ffep: "To / ___ _____ / Regards / Maurice / 6/9/82." A fictional treatment of "the struggle for freedom of Burma under the yoke of British colonialism" during World War II, more specifically focusing on the country's fate under Japanese occupation, in the run-up to which Burma's intellectuals and young radicals were taken in by Japanese propaganda and chose to "collaborate with their prospective 'liberators,' who turn out, of course, to be even worse oppressors than were the British." The author, born in Rangoon, Burma, "fled to India, together with his family, shortly before the occupation of Rangoon by the Japanese." The book's introduction is by Charles Angoff, who calls it "a novel of tension and characterization [that] also has much value as a significant contribution to the history of the post-World War II period." Signed by Author

Title: The Lion and the Sun [*SIGNED*]

Author: Sassoon, Maurice D.

Illustrator: Illustrated by (dj design) Vladas Žilius

Categories: Fiction: Modern Lit,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Manyland Books: (c.1978)

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24103

Keywords: Historical Fiction Burma World War II Signed