Nightrunners of Bengal [John Masters] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Dust jacket design by Alan Haemer. His first novel. A story of. PDF | On Jan 1, , Mehmet fikret arargüç and others published Empire and Romance John Masters’ Nightrunners of Bengal. As Captain Rodney Savage of the 13th Rifles celebrates the start of in the isolated town of Bhowani there is unrest stirring in the neighbouring state of.

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Extensive research was done to provide an accurate setting and reference to actual events. I have just gone through three of his books like a prairie fire. When his novels proved popular, he became a full-time writer. Bhowani Junctionset inseems intended as a counterpoint to “Nightrunners of Bengal”, and the two are more closely related to each other than to the other books of the Savage series. The guns are coming. I initially found this book difficult to focus on, while beautifully written, I am not particularly interested in subject of India, never-mind the 19th century mutiny.

In my opinion, the only thing the British were better at was in fact ruthlessness and killing power. Normally, the Sepoys would open the package using their teeth to rip the paper wrapping apart.


Nightrunners Of Bengal by Masters, John

This book has been transferred to Between the Covers from another database and might not be described to our usual standards. Stated first published January no other dates so first printing. To view it, click here. Jan 30, FicusFan rated it liked it Shelves: Books by John Masters.

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Pages are moderately yellowed with light tearing and foxing inside. Aug 05, Helen rated it liked it.

Nightrunners Of Bengal

First Edition; First Printing. The book starts inin the fictional cantonment of Bhowani in Bengal India. He meets the descendants of Sumitra Devi in the same settings where his ancestor had met her. This was at once the noon of courage and the midnight of barbarism.

Nightrunners of Bengal

Aug 12, Brian rated it really liked it. Red tint top page edges.

I can remember reading the scene where Rodney Savage, along with his son and lady friend, Caroline, goes down the chute to escape being killed twice before. When hell breaks loose, Rodney and Caroline try to escape towards a larger British garrison where a large scale confrontation with the rebels offers a grandiose finale to the novel. What makes Biblio different? Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc.

Rodney muses on the narrow and repressed life they must lead as Victorians. This copy has a superb wrap-around dust jacket by Patrick Gierth.


This was a reread of a book that Benga, first read about forty years ago.

Previous owners name may be present. All pages are unmarked and intact. He saw service on the North-West Frontier with the 2nd bat Masters was the son of a lieutenant-colonel whose family had a long tradition of service in the Indian Army. The book deserves to be much more well known and acclaimed.

Just a moment while we sign you in nightrunnfrs your Goodreads account. He was educated at Wellington and Sandhurst. After briefly commanding the 3rd battalion of his bngal, Masters subsequently became GSO1 the Chief of Staff of Indian 19th Infantry Division, which was heavily involved in the later stages of the Burma Campaign, until the end of the war.

Like other John Masters book, an extraordinary adventure period novel. Another John Masters adventure, mystery – British mawters agent turned his skin brownracy, trying to discover Indians planning for a revolt – or “Mutiny” which Indians prefer to call “the first war of Indpendence.

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