Jan Morris traces the momentous decline and fall of the greatest of empires - from Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee to the death of Winston Churchill in 1965. With characteristic brilliance, this masterpiece of narrative history describes the long retreat and final dissolution of the British Empire.
'The British Empire is fortunate in having found in Morris a chronicler and memorialist who can do it justice. Although it is a sad story, the telling of it is marvellously vigorous and compelling. Morris, like Edward Gibbon, writes with an inspired gusto, firmly rooted in erudition which carries the book into the realms of literature.' Sunday Telegraph
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Jan Morris was born in 1926 of a Welsh father and an English mother, and when she is not travelling she lives with her partner Elizabeth Morris in the top left-hand corner of Wales, between the mountains and the sea. Her books include Coronation Everest, Venice, The Pax Britannica Trilogy ( Heaven's Command, Pax Britannica, and Farewell the Trumpets), and Conundrum. She is also the author of six books about cities and countries, two autobiographical books, several volumes of collected travel essays and the unclassifiable Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere. A Writer's World, a collection of her travel writing and reportage from over five decades, was published in 2003. Hav, her novel, was published in a new and expanded form in 2006.
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Book Description Harcourt, Brace Jovanovich, 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0151304041
Book Description Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. New Book. First Edition, First Printing (Full Letter Line). NOT a remainder. NOT a book club edition. NOT price-clipped ($14.95 price intact). Published by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1978. Cream cloth over purple boards with bright purple and gold stamped spine lettering. Book is new; clean, tight, sharp corners, bright spine lettering. Dust jacket has a few small nicks at spine top, but no major rips or tears. No writing, highlighting, underlining, dog ears, etc. Pages and boards crisp and straight. Spine un-broken with no spine lean. Book in un-read condition. A very nice copy of the final volume of Morris’s Pax Britannica Trilogy. 576 pages. ISBN: 0-15-130404-1. 100% positive feedback. 30 day money back guarantee. NEXT DAY SHIPPING! Excellent customer service. Please email with any questions or if you would like a photo. All books packed carefully and ships with free delivery confirmation/tracking. All books come with free bookmarks. Ships from Sag Harbor, New York. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-16414172071
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Book Description Harcourt, Brace Jovanovich, 1978. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: This concluding volume brings readers up to the death of Winston Churchill in 1965. "Morris has written an unorthodox masterpiece.[a] book filled with superb studies of battles, ceremonies, landscapes, confrontations and, above all, characters" (New York Times Book Review). Index. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0151304041