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The Enigma of Arrival

(1987)
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A moving and beautiful novel of the transformation of rural England. Taking its title from the strangely frozen picture by surrealist painter Giorgio de Chirico, the Enigma of Arrival is the story of a young Indian from the Crown Colony of Trinidad who arrives in post-imperial England and consciously, over many years, finds himself as a writer. As he does so, he also observes the gradual but profound and permanent changes wrought on the English landscape by the march of "progress", as an old world is lost to the relentless drift of people and things over the face of the earth. But while this is a novel of dignity, compassion and candour it is also, perhaps surprisingly, a work of celebration.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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March 1987 : USA Hardback
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Title: The enigma of arrival: A novel in five sections
Author(s): V S Naipaul
ISBN: 0-670-81576-4 / 978-0-670-81576-0 (USA edition)
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March 1987 : Hardback
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Title: Enigma of Arrival
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ISBN: 5551969983 / 978-5551969983
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February 1987 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Enigma of Arrival
Author(s): V S Naipaul
ISBN: 0-394-50971-4 / 978-0-394-50971-6 (USA edition)
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February 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Enigma of Arrival (Picador Classic)
Author(s): Sir V S Naipaul
ISBN: 1-5290-1408-5 / 978-1-5290-1408-2 (UK edition)
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March 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Enigma of Arrival: A Novel in Five Sections
Author(s): Sir V S Naipaul
ISBN: 0-330-52286-8 / 978-0-330-52286-1 (UK edition)
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September 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Enigma of Arrival
Author(s): V S Naipaul
ISBN: 0-330-48715-9 / 978-0-330-48715-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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January 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Enigma of Arrival
Author(s): V S Naipaul
ISBN: 0-676-97516-X / 978-0-676-97516-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Canada
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April 1988 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Enigma of Arrival
Author(s): V S Naipaul
ISBN: 0-394-75760-2 / 978-0-394-75760-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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February 1988 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Enigma of Arrival: A Novel in Five Sections: Jack's Garden; the Journey; Ivy; Rooks; the Ceremony of Farewell
Author(s): V S Naipaul
ISBN: 0-14-009886-0 / 978-0-14-009886-0 (UK edition)
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July 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Enigma of Arrival: A Novel
Author(s): V S Naipaul
ISBN: 1-5385-5546-8 / 978-1-5385-5546-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
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July 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Enigma of Arrival: In Five Sections, Library Edition
Author(s): V S Naipaul
ISBN: 1-5385-5545-X / 978-1-5385-5545-3 (USA edition)
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Title: The Enigma of Arrival: A Novel
Author(s): V S Naipaul
ISBN: 1-5385-5547-6 / 978-1-5385-5547-7 (USA edition)
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Title: The Enigma of Arrival
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Title: The Enigma of Arrival: A Novel in Five Sections (Picador Classic)
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August 2018 : Canada Kindle edition
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March 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Enigma of Arrival: A Novel in Five Sections (Picador Classic)
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July 2010 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Enigma of Arrival (Vintage International)
Author(s): V S Naipaul
Publisher: Vintage
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