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The Resource A house for Mr. Biswas, V. S. Naipaul

A house for Mr. Biswas, V. S. Naipaul

Label
A house for Mr. Biswas
Title
A house for Mr. Biswas
Statement of responsibility
V. S. Naipaul
Title variation
House for Mister Biswas
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Publisher
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
TXI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1932-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Naipaul, V. S.
Form of composition
unknown
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Sam Dastor
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Dastor, Sam
  • Naxos AudioBooks, Ltd
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • East Indians
  • Middle-aged men
  • Home ownership
  • Homeowners
  • East Indians
  • Home ownership
  • Homeowners
  • Middle-aged men
  • Trinidad and Tobago
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
A house for Mr. Biswas, V. S. Naipaul
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Contemporary Fiction"--Container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
18 audio discs (21:29:00)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781781980835
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
CD audio
Publisher number
NA0286
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • on1010746558
  • (OCoLC)1010746558
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
A house for Mr. Biswas, V. S. Naipaul
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Contemporary Fiction"--Container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
18 audio discs (21:29:00)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781781980835
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
CD audio
Publisher number
NA0286
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • on1010746558
  • (OCoLC)1010746558
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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