A House for Mr. Biswas

Naipaul, V. S.

eBook - 2010
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
A House for Mr. Biswas
The early masterpiece of V. S. Naipaul's brilliant career, A House for Mr. Biswas is an unforgettable story inspired by Naipaul's father that has been hailed as one of the twentieth century's finest novels. 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. A heartrending, dark comedy of manners, A House for Mr. Biswas masterfully evokes a man's quest for autonomy against an emblematic post-colonial canvas.

Publisher: New York : Vintage International, [2010]
ISBN: 9780307776556
Characteristics: 1 online resource.


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Nov 29, 2010
  • doodletoo rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of my all time favorite books. Mr. Biswas made my heart ache and my belly laugh


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