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A Suitable Boy

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A Suitable Boy

by Seth, Vikram

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ISBN 10
0060170123
ISBN 13
9780060170127
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A Suitable Boy, Seth, Vikram. Published by Harper-Collins, New York, 1993. First Edition/First Printing. Number line: 93 94 95 96 97 RRD 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. 8vo up to 9½" tall. 1349 pp. Quarter black cloth over black boards; gilt spine titles, genealogical endpapers. Volume is in mint, unread condition. Unclipped jacket has very light edge ruffling and a scratch front.
"A Suitable Boy is set in a newly post-independence, post-partition India. The novel follows the story of four families over a period of 18 months, The novel alternately offers satirical and earnest examinations of national political issues in the period leading up to the first post-Independence national election of 1952, including Hindu–Muslim strife, the status of lower caste peoples such as the jatav, land reforms and the eclipse of the feudal princes and landlords, academic affairs, abolition of the Zamindari system, family relations and a range of further issues of importance to the characters. At 1,349 pages and 591,552 words, the book is one of the longest novels ever published in a single volume in the English language."

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Bookseller
Back Lane Books (Member of IOBA) CA (CA)
Bookseller Inventory #
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Title
A Suitable Boy
Author
Seth, Vikram
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0060170123
ISBN 13
9780060170127
Publisher
Harpercollins
Place of Publication
New York
This edition first published
1993
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