Part adventure, part dependent on atmosphere for interest, this story of men at the end of their rope seeking new channels...

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BURMESE SILVER

Part adventure, part dependent on atmosphere for interest, this story of men at the end of their rope seeking new channels in the struggle for English concessions in silver and jade in Burma. The central figure is an Anglo-Indian civil service official, condemned to short term of life by disease, and feeling that he has so little to live for that the risk is nil, he plunges into the problem, counting on his former friendship with the potentate of the province for an entree. There is a certain dry wisdom in the picture of the natives, and a note of authenticity in the picture of the unnatural life. A book that should fit in the class of straight adventure, were the interest better sustained, but that is somewhat dullish at times.

Pub Date: Feb. 17, 1938

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Dutton

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1, 1938