A house for Mr. Biswas
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New York : Vintage International, 2001.
Status
Green Hills - Adult Fiction
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Edition
First Vintage International edition.
Physical Desc
564 pages ; 21 cm
Language
English
ISBN
0375707166, 9780375707162, 0679444580, 039453400X
Reading Level
UG
Level 6.8, 33 Points
Lexile measure
900

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Born the "wrong way" and thrust into a world that greeted him with little more than a bad omen, Mr. Mohun Biswas has spent his forty-six years of life striving for independence. But his determined efforts have met only with calamity. Shuttled from one residence to another after the drowning of his father, for which he is inadvertently responsible, Mr. Biswas yearns for a place he can call home. When he marries into the domineering Tulsi family on whom he indignantly becomes dependent, he takes on myriad vocations in an arduous 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 the backdrop of postcolonial Trinidad. -- Back cover.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Naipaul, V. S. 1. (2001). A house for Mr. Biswas. First Vintage International edition. New York: Vintage International.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Naipaul, V. S. 1932-2018. 2001. A House for Mr. Biswas. New York: Vintage International.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Naipaul, V. S. 1932-2018, A House for Mr. Biswas. New York: Vintage International, 2001.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Naipaul, V. S. 1932-2018. A House for Mr. Biswas. First Vintage International edition. New York: Vintage International, 2001. Print.

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