J.G. Farrell

Siege of Krishnapur

originally published:

1973

We offered this copy of the first edition in our Catalog 113.

awards:

  • Booker Prize(1973)

reference info

bio notes:
born: 1/25/1935
died: 8/11/1979
born as: James Gordon Farrell
nationality: Great Britain

English novelist best known for his historical novels, particularly his Empire Trilogy: Troubles, The Siege of Krishnapur (winner of the Booker Prize), and The Singapore Grip.

Collecting tips:

If you liked The Killer Angels, you'll probably like Farrell's 1973 novel about the Sepoy War, The Siege of Krishnapur. Its never been a particularly expensive book, but it's getting harder to find in fine condition, especially the true, British first. Farrell died in a storm at sea when he was only 44 years old, so signed material by him is uncommon.