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A House for Mr. Biswas by  V. S Naipaul - Paperback - First Edition; Seventh Printing - 1992 - from E Ridge fine Books and Biblio.com

A House for Mr. Biswas

by Naipaul, V. S

Condition: Fine


New Zealand: Penguin Books. Fine. 1992. First Edition; Seventh Printing. Softcover. 0140186042 . In FINE condition. This book can be seen as the struggle of a man not naturally rebellious, but in whom rebellion is inspired by the forces of ritual, myth and custom. It is a work of great comic power qualified with firm and unsentimental compassion. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

V.S. Naipaul’s A House for Mr. Biswas tells the story of Mohun Biswas, an Indo-Trinidadian, who struggles as he yearns for a place he can call home following the death of his father. Homeless and loveless, he wanders from place to place, from one type of work to another, with every small success matched by a humiliation. A House for Mr. Biswas is primarily a sharply drawn look at life that uses postcolonial perspectives to view a vanished colonial world. The novel—Naipaul's first work to achieve acclaim worldwide— is ranked 72nd on Modern Library’s “100 Best” English-language novels of the 20th century, won the Nobel Prize in Literature, and is listed in TIME’s “100 Best Novels” (since 1923). Read more: Identifying first editions of A House for Mr. Biswas




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On Aug 31 2009, madmom said:
  "I read this book in high school and will be reading again. This time from a mature perspective and will then give a critique"

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