A House for Mr. Biswas

Naipaul, V. S.

ISBN 10: 1439571562 / 1-4395-7156-2
ISBN 13: 9781439571569

Publication Date: 2008

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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.

Naipaul follows the fortunes of Mr Biswas, t he outsider who refuses to conform to the customs of his gra nder in-laws whose house he lives in. Finally finding a hous e of his own, he triumphs over the smaller minds who would r epress him. '

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“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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