A House for Mr Biswas - V.S. Naipaul 1961 - André Deutsch, London - First Edition ‘Naipaul has constructed a marvellous prose epic that matches the best nineteenth-century novels for richness of comic insight and final, tragic power.’ –Newsweek

A bright first edition of Naipaul’s unforgettable novel, considered one of the twentieth century’s finest books. Set against an emblematic post colonial canvas, it tells the story of Mr Mohun Biswas – inspired by Naipaul’s father – who in his forty-six short years, has fought against destiny in the hopes of achieving some semblance of independence, only to face a lifetime of calamity. After the drowning death of his father, for which he is inadvertently responsible, Mr Biswas seeks a place he can call home. But when he marries into the domineering Tulsi family, he embarks upon a quest for autonomy.
  VS Naipaul was born in Trinidad in 1932, and educated at Oxford. Best known for his early comic novels set in Trinidad, and his later, bleaker novels of the wider world, he has published numerous books of both fiction and non-fiction, as well as autobiographical chronicles of his life and travels. He has been the recipient of various literary awards, including the Somerset Maugham Award and the Nobel Prize.

References: www.randomhouse.com. Miller, ‘
VS Naipaul Receives Nobel Prize’ Los Angeles Times 2011.
pp. 531 [1]. Publisher’s pink cloth, spine titled in gilt. Dust jacket priced in red at 21S net to front flap.
  Condition: Near fine, light foxing to edges, in very good plus dust jacket, wear to corners, short closed tears to head of spine.   Ref: 107410   Price: HK$ 14,000