A House for Mr. Biswas

A House for Mr. Biswas

By V. S. Naipaul; Karl Miller (Introduction by)

Everyman's Library, Hardcover, 9780679444589, 508pp.

Publication Date: November 14, 1995


The book that turned the gentle satirist of the Caribbean into a major literary figure, this is the story of a man who, without a single asset, enters a life devoid of opportunity; his tumble-down house becomes a potent symbol of the search for identity in a postcolonial world. His most widely read novel.
(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)

About the Author
V.S Naipaul (1932), laureat du Booker Prize en 1971 et du prix Nobel de litterature en 2001, est notamment l auteur de romans, "Le Masseur mystique" (Grasset, 2010), "L Enigme de l arrivee" (Grasset, Les Cahiers Rouges, 2012), de recits de voyage, "Le Masque de l Afrique" (Grasset, 2011), d essais, "Crepuscule sur l Islam", et d une correspondance, "Entre pere et fils" (Grasset, 2012).

Karl ]l Miller is co-editor of the London Review of Books, and Lord Northcliffe Professor of Modern English Literature at University College London; his earlier books include Doubles: Studies in Literary History (OUP, 1985).

Praise For A House for Mr. Biswas

"Naipaul has constructed a marvelous prose epic that matches the best nineteenth-century novels for richness of comic insight and final, tragic power."–Newsweek