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9780143065876 60ad0b90a4cf971279fccdb6 The Portrait of a Lady //d2pyicwmjx3wii.cloudfront.net/s/607fe93d7eafcac1f2c73ea4/60ad0b91a4cf971279fccdeb/webp/9780143065876-us.jpg ‘A Khushwant Singh short story is not flamboyant but modest, restrained, well-crafted…Perhaps his greatest gift as a writer is a wonderful particularity of description'—London Magazine Khushwant Singh first established his reputation as a writer through the short story. His stories—wry, poignant, erotic and, above all, human—bear testimony to Khushwant Singh's remarkable range and his ability to create an unforgettable PBI - World. Spanning over half a century, this volume contains all the short stories Khushwant Singh has ever written, including the delightfully tongue-in-cheek ‘The Maharani of Chootiapuram', written in 2008. ‘Khushwant's stories enthrall…[He has]an ability akin to that of Somerset Maugham…the ability to entertain intelligently'—PBI - India Today ‘His stories are better than [those of] any PBI - Indian writing in English—Times of PBI - India ‘The Collected Short Stories leaves the reader in a delightful, inebriated trance'—Sunday Chronicle ‘He is not an ordinary short story writer…[Collected Stories] is delightful reading'—Hindustan Times 9780143065876
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The Portrait of a Lady

ISBN: 9780143065876
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  • ISBN: 9780143065876
  • Author: Khushwant Singh
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Pages: 484
  • Format: Paperback

Book Description

‘A Khushwant Singh short story is not flamboyant but modest, restrained, well-crafted…Perhaps his greatest gift as a writer is a wonderful particularity of description'—London Magazine Khushwant Singh first established his reputation as a writer through the short story. His stories—wry, poignant, erotic and, above all, human—bear testimony to Khushwant Singh's remarkable range and his ability to create an unforgettable PBI - World. Spanning over half a century, this volume contains all the short stories Khushwant Singh has ever written, including the delightfully tongue-in-cheek ‘The Maharani of Chootiapuram', written in 2008. ‘Khushwant's stories enthrall…[He has]an ability akin to that of Somerset Maugham…the ability to entertain intelligently'—PBI - India Today ‘His stories are better than [those of] any PBI - Indian writing in English—Times of PBI - India ‘The Collected Short Stories leaves the reader in a delightful, inebriated trance'—Sunday Chronicle ‘He is not an ordinary short story writer…[Collected Stories] is delightful reading'—Hindustan Times

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