The Malayan Trilogy by Anthony Burgess [1978 PAPERBACK]
VINTAGE PAPERBACK  PENGUIN BOOKS
Book is in very good condition with a bit of wear to cover and some tanning to pages.
Set in postwar Malaya at the time when people and governments alike are bemused and dazzled by the turmoil of independence, this three-part novel is rich in hilarious comedy and razor-sharp in observation. The protagonist of the work is Victor Crabbe, a teacher in a multiracial school in a squalid village, who moves upward in position as he and his wife maintain a steady decadent progress backward.