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The Birds of Paradise

(1962)
A novel by

 
 
Paul Scott is most famous for his much-beloved tetralogy The Raj Quartet, an epic that chronicles the end of the British rule in India with a cast of vividly and memorably drawn characters. Inspired by Scott's own time spent in India during World War II, this powerful novel provides valuable insight into how foreign lands changed the British who worked and fought in them, hated and loved them.

A coming of age tale, The Birds of Paradise is the story of a boy and his childhood friendship with the daughter of a British diplomat and the son of the Raja. Scott artfully brings his young narrator's voice to life with evocative language and an eye for detail, capturing the pangs of childhood and the bittersweet fog of memory with nostalgic yet immediate prose

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

February 1967 : UK Hardback
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Title: Birds of Paradise
Author(s): Paul Scott
ISBN: 0-434-68102-4 / 978-0-434-68102-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd
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Paperback Editions

August 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Birds of Paradise: A Novel
Author(s): Paul Scott
ISBN: 0-226-08793-X / 978-0-226-08793-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
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March 1990 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Birds of Paradise
Author(s): Paul Scott
ISBN: 0-330-31146-8 / 978-0-330-31146-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan Books
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August 1986 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Birds of Paradise
Author(s): Paul Scott
ISBN: 0-88184-232-X / 978-0-88184-232-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Carroll & Graf Pub
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February 1979 : UK Paperback
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Title: Birds of Paradise
Author(s): Paul Scott
ISBN: 0-586-03876-0 / 978-0-586-03876-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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November 1969 : UK Paperback
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Title: Birds of Paradise
Author(s): Paul Scott
ISBN: 0-583-11595-0 / 978-0-583-11595-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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Kindle Editions

August 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Birds of Paradise: A Novel
Author(s): Paul Scott
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
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