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A House for Mr Biswas
New York: McGraw-Hill, 1961. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine-/Fine-. First Printing of "one of the best novels of the 20th century and its author's most celebrated work of fiction." (Literary Encyclopedia) Thick 8vo: 531,[1]pp. Publisher's green finely woven cloth, spine ruled and lettered in silver, illustrated dust jacket priced $5.95. An excellent example (probably unread), spine ends bumped, two corners crimped, else Fine; about Fine jacket, still vivid, without fading to spine panel, with very minor professional repair to head and tail of spine panel (not affecting lettering or design). Modern Library 100, 72. Time 100. "When Mohun Biswas married his wife, Shama, he effectively married her entire family, the daunting, smothering Tulsis. Set in the Hindu community in postcolonial Trinidad - 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) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.
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