Naipal, V.s. -- A House for Mr. Biswas [Book]
London: Andre Deutsch, 1961. First Edition. 531pp. Hardcover: NEAR FINE. Dust Wrapper: NEAR FINE. This book is bright, no marks or inscriptions, with insignificant toning. The wonderful price-clipped dust wrapper has some loss, particularly on the ends of the spine, with some color loss. The Nobel Laureate's fourth novel and his most acclaimed work. Set in the Hindu community in postcolonial Trinidad and Tobago - where Naipaul was born - A House for Mr. Biswas is the life story of a man who wanted only a home, but who was a magnet for misfortune, oppression and humiliation, “a wanderer with no place he could call his own, with no family except that which he was to attempt to create out of the engulfing world of the Tulsis.' Mohun's survival is a triumph of resilience and persistence and humor, an epic of dignity and self-respect doggedly clung to." (Time 100). Listed on both 'Modern Library' and 'Time's' 100 great novels of the twentieth century.