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The Long Day Wanes

(A book in the Malayan Trilogy series)
An omnibus of novels by

Set in postwar Malaya at the time when people and governments alike are bemused and dazzled by the turmoil of independence, this three-part novel is rich in hilarious comedy and razor-sharp in observation. The protagonist of the work is Victor Crabbe, a teacher in a multiracial school in a squalid village, who moves upward in position as he and his wife maintain a steady decadent progress backward. A sweetly satiric look at the twilight days of colonialism.


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Hardback Editions

February 1985 : UK Hardback

Title: The Long Day Wanes
Author(s): Anthony Burgess
ISBN: 0-434-09817-5 / 978-0-434-09817-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd
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Paperback Editions

February 1993 : USA Paperback

Title: The Long Day Wanes: A Malayan Trilogy (The Norton Library)
Author(s): Anthony Burgess
ISBN: 0-393-30943-6 / 978-0-393-30943-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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January 1981 : UK Paperback

Title: The Long Day Wanes-a Malayan Trilogy: Time For a Tiger; the Enemy in the Blanket; Beds in the East
Author(s): Anthony Burgess
ISBN: 0-14-005963-6 / 978-0-14-005963-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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April 1977 : USA Paperback

Title: Burgess Long Day Wanes (The Norton library)
Author(s): A Burgess
ISBN: 0-393-00864-9 / 978-0-393-00864-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
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March 1973 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: The Long Day Wanes
Author(s): Anthony Burgess
ISBN: 0-345-23194-5 / 978-0-345-23194-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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