Author: Anthony Burgess
Publisher: London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1956 - 1959
First Editions. Signed by Burgess on the title page of Time for a Tiger.
8vo., 3 volumes in original cloth with dust wrappers. Spine of wrapper on 'Time for a Tiger' slightly sunned, a little soiling to lower panel of wrapper on 'Enemy in the Blanket' which is very slightly nicked at head of spine and has been repriced on flap of wrapper and front-free endpaper in red pencil, red lettering on spine of wrapper on 'Beds in the East' faded, otherwise a very good set.
Burgess’s complete Malayan Trilogy written when was serving in Malaya as a teacher and education officer with the British Colonial Service.
"The trilogy is remarkable for its portrayal of the cultural melange of Malaya in the years immediately before independence. Burgess avoids the trap of portraying the colony solely from the colonist's point of view, and offers instead an informed, insider's impression of the final days of British rule in Malaya, interwoven with the lives of a large cast of colonials, Tamils and Chinese, that is remarkable both in terms of its authenticity and its narrative skill." (Literary Encyclopedia)