A House for Mr. Biswas

Author(s): V. S. Naipaul


The book that turned the gentle satirist of the Caribbean into a major literary figure, this is the story of a man who, without a single asset, enters a life devoid of opportunity; his tumble-down house becomes a potent symbol of the search for identity in a postcolonial world. His most widely read novel.
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V. S. Naipaul was born in Trinidad in 1932. He is the author of more than twenty books of fiction and non-fiction and the recipient of numerous honours, including the Nobel Prize in 2001, the Booker Prize in 1971, and a knighthood for services to literature in 1990. He lives in Wiltshire, England.

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General Fields

  • : 9780679444589
  • : Random House USA Inc
  • : Everyman's Library USA
  • : December 1995
  • : 216mm X 133mm X 32mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : V. S. Naipaul
  • : Hardback
  • : 823.914
  • : 564