The Mutiny

The Mutiny

A Novel

Book - 2007
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* A devastating portrait of a love affair played out at the height of one of the most violent episodes in British colonial history

Independent Publishing Group
For its British population, the India that swelters in the late spring of 1857 is a place of amateur theatricals, horseracing, and flirtations under the aegis of the omnipotent East India company. But a brutal awakening lies in store for the complacent British: one May night, after 30 years of abuse, the East India Company's native soldiers rise up against their British officers. Caught up in the violence is pretty Sophie Hardcastle, a young wife and mother newly arrived from England. As she searches for her infant son, missing in the chaos, Sophie finds herself bearing witness to atrocities on both sides. Moving, somber, and thrilling, Rathbone's tale is told on a grand scale, ranging from the Cannings in Government House to the heroism of the humblest soldiers and peasants. It is as exhilarating as any Victorian adventure story, and yet, with its unflinching examination of religious fanaticism and the horrors of war, The Mutiny also carries a powerful message for the modern world.

Publisher: London : Little, Brown, 2007
Description: xii, 447 p. : map ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780316731133
Branch Call Number: Rath


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Jan 09, 2011

Attentive to day-to-day historical detail but little else. I got perhaps 100 pages into this book before deciding my time would be better spent on other things.

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