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A way in the world : a novel

Author: V S Naipaul
Publisher: New York : Vintage International, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First Vintage International editionView all editions and formats
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Spanning continents and centuries and defying literary categories, A Way in the World tells intersecting stories whose protagonists include the disgraced and half-demented Sir Walter Raleigh fruitlessly seeking El Dorado in the New World; the foppish nineteenth-century insurgent Francisco Miranda, who in his quest to liberate South America becomes entangled in his own fantasies and borrowed ideas; and the doomed  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
History
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: V S Naipaul
ISBN: 0679761667 9780679761662
OCLC Number: 32964796
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: New York : Knopf, 1994.
Description: viii, 380 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: V.S. Naipaul.

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Spanning continents and centuries and defying literary categories, A Way in the World tells intersecting stories whose protagonists include the disgraced and half-demented Sir Walter Raleigh fruitlessly seeking El Dorado in the New World; the foppish nineteenth-century insurgent Francisco Miranda, who in his quest to liberate South America becomes entangled in his own fantasies and borrowed ideas; and the doomed Blair, a present-day Caribbean revolutionary stranded--and eventually martyred--in East Africa. Among these presences is a narrator who bears a telling resemblance to V. S. Naipaul himself: a Trinidadian writer of Indian ancestry and English residence boldly trying to come to terms with the mystery and transience that is his inheritance--and ours. -- Back cover.

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