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It's difficult to try and judge a reception of a novel that's nearly 100 years old. Especially as reviews seem to be 'nicer' in those days than some of the scathing remarks you see in the present day. However, there is a review of the book from the Guardian in 1924 : We have had novels about India from the British point of view and from the native point ...


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The problem with the ‘quotation’ approach to literature is that novels work as complete texts, where each passage is read in the context of all the passages that precede it. When taken out of context, an individual passage often becomes hard to appreciate because the details of character and event that it alludes to are missing. If you find yourself ...


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If you read the rest of the paragraph, it's clear that Mr Fielding thinks "white" is an inaccurate description of a Caucasian's skin (it should be "pinko-grey"). The narrator is saying that being "white" is not about skin colour; the implication is that "white" represents racial superiority rather than skin tone. The narrator sees a corollary with God Save ...


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