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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
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. From the Trade Paperback edition
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1932-2018
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Naipaul, V. S.
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9272.9.N32
LC item number
H6 2010eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • East Indians
  • Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago)
  • Middle-aged men
  • Home ownership
  • Homeowners
  • FICTION
  • East Indians
  • Home ownership
  • Homeowners
  • Middle-aged men
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Trinidad and Tobago
Label
A house for Mr. Biswas, V.S. Naipaul
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Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307776556
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00171461
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
B8B0E882-7530-4141-B1A1-7C1A92052E37
System control number
  • ocn690548830
  • (OCoLC)690548830
Label
A house for Mr. Biswas, V.S. Naipaul
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307776556
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00171461
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
B8B0E882-7530-4141-B1A1-7C1A92052E37
System control number
  • ocn690548830
  • (OCoLC)690548830

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