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A House for Mr Biswas
One of BBC's 100 Novels That Shaped Our World.
Heart-rending and darkly comic, V. S. Naipaul's A House for Mr Biswashas been hailed as one of the twentieth century's finest novels, a classic that evokes a man's quest for autonomy against the backdrop of post-colonial Trinidad.
Mr Biswas has been told since the day of his birth that misfortune will follow him - and so it has. Meaning only to avoid punishment, he causes the death of his father and the dissolution of his family. Wanting simply to flirt with a beautiful woman, he ends up marrying her. But in spite of endless setbacks, Mr Biswas is determined to achieve independence, and so he begins the gruelling struggle to buy a home of his own.
Author: V. S. Naipaul
Brand: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 640 pages
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