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This is an auction for THE VENDOR OF SWEETS by R K Narayan.

[This is the book on the right in the photograph. 'The Guide' and 'The Man-eater of Malgudi' are in separate auctions.]

From Wikipedia:

"R.K Narayan’s The Vendor of Sweets (1967), like his other books, is composed in simple, lucid English that can be read and understood without turning and returning the pages after a single read. The compositional language is no doubt, plain– to such an extent that even a young school child’s vocabulary will be able to comprehend the sense of the tale. Nevertheless, the message that is being sent to the readers is delivered in the best possible manner. The main characters are Jagan and his son Mali. It revolves around the issues arising from the generation gap between father and son. Narayan in his superb style narrates the pr of his role in India's freedom struggle during his youth. Gita forms the staple of his life. He tries to act on the principles described in the great epic. Naturopathy forms the pivotal of his life and he even desires to publish his natural way of living in the form of a book, but obviously it is a futile dream as the draft has been gathering dust in the publisher’s office for the last five years. He wears hand spun cloth that signifies purity to him. In his early days Jagan loses his wife Ambika because of his belief in nature cures. He had never spent much time with his wife, something that causes discontent in his son Mali. Mali has got his passport and tickets ready without even informing Jagan about his plans.Mali, without his father's permission discontinues his education, and goes to America to get training to write a book..."

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Paperback 1983.

141 pages.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $2.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston ?North following the auction.

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