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A House for Mr.Biswas
By: V. S. Naipaul
Pages: 562
Published: 1961
Genre(s): India
Literary Fiction
Post Colonial
Award(s): Nobel Prize in Literature (2001)
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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...

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This was haunting....I was, however, underwhelmed. I had a very hard time getting into this book....it was well worth the effort but I expected more.

Feb 20th, 2018

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72nd on 100 Best Novels by Modern Library