Heart-rending and darkly comic
One of BBC's 100 Novels That Shaped Our World.
Heart-rending and darkly comic, V. S. Naipaul's A House for Mr Biswas has been hailed as one of the twentieth century's finest novels, a classic that evokes a man’s quest for autonomy against the backdrop of post-colonial Trinidad.
Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library, a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold-foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition features an introduction by writer Teju Cole.
Mr Biswas has been told since the day of his birth that misfortune will follow him – and so it has. Meaning only to avoid punishment, he causes the death of his father and the dissolution of his family. Wanting simply to flirt with a beautiful woman, he ends up marrying her. But in spite of endless setbacks, Mr Biswas is determined to achieve independence, and so he begins the gruelling struggle to buy a home of his own.
|Publication date:||20th August 2020|
|Author:||V. S. Naipaul|
|Publisher:||Macmillan Collector's Library an imprint of Pan Macmillan|
|Collections:||30+ Unforgettable Books by Caribbean Writers - Book-aneers of the Caribbean,|
|Primary Genre||Humorous fiction|
A marvellous prose epic that matches the best nineteenth-century novels - Newsweek
A work of great comic power qualified with firm and unsentimental compassion -- Anthony Burgess -
V. S. Naipaul was born in Trinidad in 1932. He went to England on a scholarship in 1950. After four years at University College, Oxford, he began to write, and since then has followed no other profession. He has published more than twenty books of fiction and non-fiction, including Half a Life, A House for Mr Biswas, A Bend in the River and most recently The Masque of Africa, and a collection of correspondence, Letters Between a Father and Son. In 2001 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.More About V. S. Naipaul