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“Babel: An Arcane History ePUB” is a captivating novel that weaves together the complexities of student revolutions, colonial resistance, and the manipulative role of language and translation in the British empire’s dominance. Set in 1828, the story follows Robin Swift, an orphan brought from Canton to London by Professor Lovell. Robin’s training in languages like Latin, Ancient Greek, and Chinese leads him to Oxford’s prestigious Royal Institute of Translation, known as Babel, a hub of both translation and magic. The British Empire’s power, fueled by the manipulation of language through enchanted silver bars, drives its colonization efforts. As Robin grapples with his identity as a Chinese boy in Britain and the implications of serving Babel, he becomes entangled in the Hermes Society, an organization opposing imperial expansion.
With the unjust war between Britain and China escalating over silver and opium, Robin faces the profound question of whether change within powerful institutions is possible without violence, confronting the clash between loyalty, revolution, and the true nature of translation.
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