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The early masterpiece of V. S. Naipaul’s brilliant career, A House for Mr. Biswas is an unforgettable story inspired by Naipaul's father that has been hailed as one of the twentieth century's finest novels.

In his forty-six short years, Mr. Mohun Biswas has been fighting against destiny to achieve some semblance of independence, only to face a lifetime of calamity. Shuttled from one residence to another after the drowning death of his father, for which he is inadvertently responsible, Mr. Biswas yearns for a place he can call home. But when he marries into the domineering Tulsi family on whom he indignantly becomes dependent, Mr. Biswas embarks on an arduous–and endless–struggle to weaken their hold over him and purchase a house of his own. A heartrending, dark comedy of manners, A House for Mr. Biswas masterfully evokes a man’s quest for autonomy against an emblematic post-colonial canvas.

Synopsis:

V. S. Naipaul was born in Trinidad in 1932. He is the

Synopsis:

Owning a small portion of the Trinidad earth and a respectable house of his own is the dream and the reality sustaining Mohun Biswas through a life of frustration and despair after he marries into the domineering Tulsi family. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307776556
Publisher:
Vintage International
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Author:
Naipaul, Vidiadhar Surajprasad
Author:
Naipaul, V. S.
Author:
Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul
Subject:
Middle aged men
Subject:
Home ownership
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
East Indians
Subject:
Port of Spain
Subject:
Homeowners
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Foreign Languages-Chinese
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20010313
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
564

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Product details 564 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307776556 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , V. S. Naipaul was born in Trinidad in 1932. He is the
"Synopsis" by , Owning a small portion of the Trinidad earth and a respectable house of his own is the dream and the reality sustaining Mohun Biswas through a life of frustration and despair after he marries into the domineering Tulsi family. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
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