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
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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
  • Owning a small portion of the Trinidad earth and a respectable house of his own is the dream that sustains Mohun Biswas through a life of frustration and despair after he marries into the domineering Tulsi family
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1932-2018
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Naipaul, V. S.
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • East Indians
  • Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago)
  • Middle-aged men
  • Home ownership
  • Homeowners
  • East Indians
  • Home ownership
  • Homeowners
  • Middle-aged men
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Trinidad and Tobago
Label
A house for Mr. Biswas, V.S. Naipaul
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm45283004
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
564 pages
Isbn
9780375707162
Lccn
00049056
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
A house for Mr. Biswas, V.S. Naipaul
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm45283004
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
564 pages
Isbn
9780375707162
Lccn
00049056
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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