CLIVE OF PLASSEY by A. Mervyn Davies

CLIVE OF PLASSEY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is a disappointing book, for while Clive and his achievements are in themselves material made to order for dramatic treatment, Mr. Davies has made the text too objective and a bit stuffy. The emphasis is supposedly on Clive the man, rather than Clive the soldier, but Clive is too often subordinated to the historical events of his period, with the result that one gets a cardboard figure of a man. The biographical data is presented chronologically, from an insignificant boyhood, through the years of fame in India, to his tragic suicide. Scholarly rather than popular.

Pub Date: Sept. 11th, 1939
Publisher: Scribner