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Author: Sonia E. Howe.
Foreword by: Rt. Hon. Lord Lugard.
Language: English
No. of Pages: xv + 359
Dimensions: 147mm x 222mm x 39mm

Item Identification Code (UID#): 484
Shelving Location: Politics & Economics
Estimated Value: £20.00
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The Drama of Madagascar

First Edition
Methuen (1938).
Hardcover Book


  • Foreword by Lord Lugard, G.C.M.G., D.S.O., C.B.
  • Author's Note: An Explanation (Paris, 5 May 1937)
  • Part I: An Island of Disappointed Hopes
  • I. An Island on the Route to India
  • II. King Charles I and Madagascar
  • III. Madagascar and Louis XIV
  • IV. The Tragedy of Fort Dauphin
  • V. Attempts at Colonization
  • VI. A Would-Be Emperor of Madagascar
  • VII. French Persistency
  • Part II: Madagascar in Anglo-French Diplomacy
  • I. His Excellency Governor Farquhar and Madagascar
  • II. Diplomatic Complications
  • III. A Great Issue
  • IV. A Breach of Faith
  • V. British Ascendancy
  • VI. Ranavalo the Cruel
  • VII. A Diplomatic Deadlock
  • VIII. The Tragic Fate of Radama II
  • IX. Queens and Prime Ministers
  • X. The Rising Tide
  • XI. Towards the Climax
  • Part III: Under French Rule
  • I. The Conquest
  • II. The Right Man
  • III. The Restoration of Order
  • IV. The First-Fruits of Civilizations
  • Works Consulted
  • Index
  • Map of Madagascar and the Indian Ocean
  • Map of the Island of Madagascar


  • Includes two fold-out maps of the Indian Ocean and Madagascar.

Condition of Item

Good. Cover somewhat edgeworn with some dampstains and other marks. Ink inscription on front endpaper reads "Basil, with love from Pat, 15/1/50". Cover partially detached from front endpaper, otherwise binding sound.

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