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A House for Mr Biswas

by V. S. Naipaul

Part of the Macmillan Collector's Library Series

Humour (fiction) Relationship Stories Sharing Diverse Voices

A House for Mr Biswas Synopsis

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.

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A House for Mr Biswas Press Reviews

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 -

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ISBN: 9781529013016
Publication date: 20/08/2020
Publisher: Macmillan Collector's Library an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781529013016
Publication date: 20th August 2020
Author: V. S. Naipaul
Publisher: Macmillan Collector's Library an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 720 pages
Genres: Humour, Relationship Stories, Diverse Voices,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About V. S. Naipaul

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.

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