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A house for Mr Biswas

Author: V S Naipaul
Publisher: Harmondsworth : Penguin Books, 1969.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Belletristische Darstellung
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Naipaul, V.S. (Vidiadhar Surajprasad), 1932-
House for Mr Biswas.
Harmondsworth : Penguin Books, 1969
(OCoLC)646943877
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: V S Naipaul
OCLC Number: 6732955
Description: 589 pages ; 19 cm
Responsibility: V.S. Naipaul.

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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.

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