A House for Mr Biswas

Author(s): V.s. Naipaul

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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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  • : 9781529013016
  • : Pan Macmillan
  • : Collector's Library, The
  • : 0.3
  • : August 2020
  • : --- length: - '15' width: - '9.3' units: - Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : V.s. Naipaul
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 823.914
  • : 720