A House for Mr Biswas

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From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, A House for Mr Biswas is V. S. Naipaul’s best-loved novel.

ISBN: 9781529077193 Author: Naipaul, V. S. Publisher: Picador Publication Date: 17th February 2022 Imprint: Picador Cover: Paperback Dewey: 823.914 (edition:23) Pages: x, 626 Language: English Edition: Reprint Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: , ,

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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.

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.

Part of the Picador Collection, a new series showcasing the best of modern literature.

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