A House For Mr Biswas

A House For Mr Biswas (English, Paperback, Naipaul V. S.)

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A House For Mr Biswas  (English, Paperback, Naipaul V. S.)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
    • Genre: Fiction
    • ISBN: 9780330522892, 9780330522892
    • Pages: 640
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    This book follows the struggles of the ill-fated Mr. Biswas as he tries to find a house for himself and become an independent man.

    Summary Of The Book

    Mohun Biswas was born in Trinidad to parents of Indian origin. The family pandit declared that since Mohun was born the ‘wrong way’, he would bring harm to his parents and would grow up to become 'a lecher and a spendthrift’. The pandit’s prophecy is soon confirmed as Mohun becomes responsible for the drowning of his father.

    As he grows up, he continues to live in the shadow of his dark fate and all his attempts to break out of it seem to go in vain. He even ends up marrying against his choice and becoming dependent on the overbearing family of his wife. He finally decides to buy a house for himself as means of making himself a free man.

    The story follows his dogged pursuance as he strives to defy his fate and find a place for himself. The book is held among the best written contemporary English novels. It was included by the Modern Library on its list of 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. It was also listed by Time magazine in its list of 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005. It has been adapted for a stage musical and for a two-part radio dramatization.

    About V. S. Naipaul

    V. S. Naipaul is a Nobel Prize winning writer.

    In a career spanning over fifty years, he has written a number of books, both fiction and non-fiction. The Mystic Masseur, In a Free State, and A Bend in the River are among his most well-received novels. He has written extensively on historical, religious, and social themes in many of his non-fiction books such as Beyond Belief: Islamic Excursions among the Converted Peoples and The Loss of El Dorado.

    Naipaul is held among leading contemporary novelists. His works are marked by the distinct post-colonial tradition of writing. His early stories featured dark humour and largely took from the tropical atmosphere of his surroundings in Trinidad. His more recent writings, like The Enigma of Arrival and Half a Life, are more about his cross-cultural experiences outside his native land.

    Naipaul was born in 1932 in Chaguanas, Trinidad and Tobago, to parents of Indian descent. He has received a number of literary honours over the years, including the Somerset Maugham Award, the Booker Prize, the David Cohen Prize for a lifetime's achievement in British Literature. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2001.

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    • Picador
    Publication Year
    • April
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    Author Info
    • V. S. Naipaul was born in Trinidad in 1932. He went to England on a scholarship in 1950. After four years at University College, Oxford, he began to write, and since then has followed no other profession. He has published more than twenty books of fiction and non-fiction, including Half a Life, A House for Mr Biswas, A Bend in the River and most recently The Masque of Africa, and a collection of correspondence, Letters Between a Father and Son. In 2001 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
    Dimensions
    Width
    • 41 mm
    Height
    • 196 mm
    Length
    • 130 mm
    Depth
    • 1.96 inch
    Weight
    • 425 gr
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    Ratings & Reviews
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    A modern classic

    Really impressed by this modern classic,fourth novel published by VS Naipaul, Indo-Trinidadian Nobel winner, in early 1960s. Basically this novel is auto-biographical and delineation of his father's character and financial travails is very touching.Mr Biswas's life-long pursuit for a house of his own gives an epic touch to the story. The novel is a fine study of Indian migrant society in Caribbean in all its nuances.
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    VK THAKUR

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    A House For Mr. Biswas - A story for you, me and everybody

    This story revolves around Mohun Biswas - forever known as Mr. Biswas, even at his childhood - who was born in the "wrong" way in Trinidad, and his lifelong ambition for a house - his own house- that he can call home. The story traces the disturbances in his family before he was even born, the churning in post-colonial Trinidad, his crotchety yet enigmatic parents and uncle and cousins, the somewhat lachrymose and somewhat stern childhood and adolescence, The Tulsis, to whose family he marrie...
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    Dr.Soumya Saha

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    Jul, 2014

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    Such a jolt of reality!

    A Very good read: its funny, crazy, pathetic and so mixed up and Real! I was disgusted with the characters, then laughed at them and then understood them as real people. I saw myself doing some things like them and admired some things they did and was confused about what I would do( God forbid) if faced with similar dilemmas.Definitely will read all the other books by Naipaul now.
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    Shabana Chawla

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    Apr, 2014

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    Wonderful

    reviewing about the delivery as of now.
    the delivery was lightning last and received the book 2 days before scheduled. The packing was quite satisfactory and book is in good condition though old published (2011).
    shall write the full review after I read the book.
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    Gopal ji vaish

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    Jul, 2019

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    Super!

    book arrived in very good condition...and I am quite happy with the service..and what about the story?!...it's beyond of words ... chasing dream ...
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    Utsav Singha

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    Feb, 2019

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    EPIC!

    This book is definitely one of the finest works from Naipaul.
    Its written with such intense detail and such descriptive characterization , it almost that you have lived the life the of Mr Biswas till the end.
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    Nitya C

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    Jan, 2012

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    Wonderful

    Good book but old edition
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    Abhishek Tiwari

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    Awesome

    Excellent product
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    Worth the money

    nice product..worth the money..just the bookmark sent was thin..
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    Wonderful

    Nyc book
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    Q:Original page count for the book is 600+ but this version is just 200. How about this ?
    A:I ordered this one. It's more than 600+.
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