Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel
In this sequel to The Raj Quartet, Colonel Tusker and Lucy Smalley stay on in the hills of Pankot after Indian independence deprives them of their colonial status. Finally fed up with accommodating her husband, Lucy claims a degree of independence herself. Eloquent and hilarious, she and Tusker act out class tensions among the British of the Raj and give voice to the loneliness, rage, and stubborn affection in their marriage. Staying On won the Booker Prize in 1977 and was made into a motion picture starring Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson in 1979.

"Staying On far transcends the events of its central action. . . . [The work] should help win for Scott . . . the reputation he deserves--as one of the best novelists to emerge from Britain's silver age."--Robert Towers, Newsweek

"Scott's vision is both precise and painterly. Like an engraver cross-hatching in the illusion of fullness, he selects nuances that will make his characters take on depth and poignancy."--Jean G. Zorn, New York Times Book Review

"A graceful comic coda to the earlier song of India. . . . No one writing knows or can evoke an Anglo-Indian setting better than Scott."--Paul Gray, Time

"Staying On provides a sort of postscript to [Scott's] deservedly acclaimed The Raj Quartet. . . . He has, as it were, summoned up the Raj's ghost in Staying On. . . . It is the story of the living death, in retirement, and the final end of a walk-on character from the quartet. . . . Scott has completed the task of covering in the form of a fictional narrative the events leading up to India's partition and the achievement of independence in 1947. It is, on any showing, a creditable achievement."--Malcolm Muggeridge, New York Times Book Review



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November 1978 : USA Hardback
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Title: Staying on
Author(s): Paul Scott
ISBN: 0-89340-157-9 / 978-0-89340-157-3 (USA edition)
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July 1977 : USA Hardback
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Title: Staying on: A Novel
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ISBN: 0-688-03205-2 / 978-0-688-03205-0 (USA edition)
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March 1977 : UK Hardback
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ISBN: 0-434-68113-X / 978-0-434-68113-6 (UK edition)
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September 1999 : UK Paperback
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Title: Staying On
Author(s): Paul Scott
ISBN: 0-09-944319-8 / 978-0-09-944319-3 (UK edition)
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February 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: Staying on
Author(s): Ken Taylor, Paul Scott
ISBN: 1-84002-183-7 / 978-1-84002-183-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oberon Books Ltd
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October 1998 : USA Paperback
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Title: Staying On: A Novel (Phoenix Fiction)
Author(s): Paul Scott
ISBN: 0-226-74349-7 / 978-0-226-74349-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
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January 1994 : UK Paperback
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Title: Staying On
Author(s): Paul Scott
ISBN: 0-7493-1865-1 / 978-0-7493-1865-9 (UK edition)
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September 1991 : UK Paperback
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Title: Staying On
Author(s): Paul Scott
ISBN: 0-582-07718-4 / 978-0-582-07718-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Longman
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July 1989 : UK Paperback

Title: Staying on
Author(s): Paul Scott
ISBN: 0-330-30839-4 / 978-0-330-30839-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan Books
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January 1985 : UK Paperback
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Title: Staying on (Study Texts)
Author(s): Paul Scott
ISBN: 0-582-35438-2 / 978-0-582-35438-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Longman
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September 1979 : USA Paperback
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Title: Staying on
Author(s): Paul Scott
ISBN: 0-380-46045-9 / 978-0-380-46045-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon Books
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December 1978 : UK Paperback
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Title: Staying on
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ISBN: 0-586-04585-6 / 978-0-586-04585-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Grafton
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April 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Staying On
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May 2010 : USA Audio edition
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May 2010 : Canada Audio edition
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July 1992 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: Staying on: Complete & Unabridged
Author(s): Paul Scott
ISBN: 0-7451-4029-7 / 978-0-7451-4029-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Audio Books
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February 1992 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Staying On
Author(s): Paul Scott
ISBN: 0-7366-2159-8 / 978-0-7366-2159-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape, Inc.
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November 1986 : Canada Audio Cassette
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Title: Staying on
Author(s): Paul Scott, Geraldine James
ISBN: 0-88646-154-5 / 978-0-88646-154-6 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Dh Audio
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February 2013 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Staying On: A Novel (Phoenix Fiction)
Author(s): Paul Scott
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