9780140186048

A House for Mr Biswas (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)

Naipaul, V. S.

ISBN 10: 0140186042 / 0-14-018604-2
ISBN 13: 9780140186048
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 1993
Binding: Softcover
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Synopsis:
The book that first brought Naipaul worldwide acclaim, this richly comic novel tells the moving story of a man without a single asset who enters a life devoid of opportunity, and whose tumble-down house becomes a potent symbol of the search for identity in a postcolonial world.

Review:
In his forty-six short years, Mr. Mohun Biswas has been fighting against destiny to achieve some semblance of independence, only to face a lifetime of calamity. Shuttled from one residence to another after the drowning death of his father, for which he is inadvertently responsible, Mr. Biswas yearns for a place he can call home. But when he marries into the domineering Tulsi family on whom he indignantly becomes dependent, Mr. Biswas embarks on an arduous -- and endless -- struggle to weaken their hold over him, and purchase a house of his own.

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Review:
“A marvelous prose epic that matches the best nineteenth-century novels for richness of comic insight, and final, tragic power.” -- Newsweek

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