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A House for Mr. Biswas
Author: V S Naipaul

ISBN: 9780375707162
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 576
Published: 13 March 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.17 x 13.41 x 2.52
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.

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