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The history of Trinidad begins with a delusion: the sixteenth century belief that somewhere nearby on the South American mainland lay the fabulous kingdom of El Dorado. Two centuries of multinational intrigue followed, personified in the rivalled quest for the mythical kingdom of gold between the aging conquistador Antonio de Berrio and Sir Walter Ralegh, and culminating in the brutal stewardship of Thomas Picton, the English governor put on trial for the torture of a fourteen-year-old mulatto girl. Relating this labyrinthine story with clarity and novelistic drama, V. S. Naipaul accomplishes an unparalleled feat of historical writing.

Synopsis:

With clarity and novelistic drama, Naipaul presents an unparalleled feat of historical writing in this early history of Trinidad. 2 maps.

About the Author

V. S. Naipaul was born in Trinidad in 1932. He went to England on a scholarship in 1950. After four years at Oxford he began to write, and since then he has followed no other profession. He is the author of more than twenty books of fiction and nonfiction and the recipient of numerous honors, including the Nobel Prize in 2001, the Booker Prize in 1971, and a knighthood for services to literature in 1990. He lives in Wiltshire, England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400030767
Author:
Naipaul, V. S.
Publisher:
Vintage
Subject:
History
Subject:
Trinidad
Subject:
Latin America - South America
Subject:
Caribbean & West Indies - General
Subject:
Trinidad History.
Subject:
El dorado
Subject:
South America
Subject:
World History-South America
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
20030431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 MAPS
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.06x5.20x.88 in. .63 lbs.

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