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A House for Mr. Biswas

(1961)
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*A gripping masterpiece, hailed as one of the 20th century's finest novels*

A HOUSE FOR MR BISWAS is V.S. Naipaul's unforgettable third novel. Born the "wrong way" and thrust into a world that greeted him with little more than a bad omen, Mohun Biswas has spent his 46 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, Mr Biswas yearns for a place he can call home. He marries into the domineering Tulsi family, on whom he becomes indignantly dependent, but rebels and takes on a succession of occupations in an arduous struggle to weaken their hold over him and purchase a house of his own. Heartrending and darkly comic, A HOUSE FOR MR BISWAS masterfully evokes a man's quest for autonomy against the backdrop of post-colonial Trinidad.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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November 2008 : USA Library Binding

Title: A House for Mr. Biswas
Author(s): V S Naipaul
ISBN: 1-4395-7156-2 / 978-1-4395-7156-9 (USA edition)
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August 2000 : UK Hardback

Title: House for Mr. Biswas, A (BBC Radio Collection)
Author(s): V S Naipaul
ISBN: 0-563-47744-X / 978-0-563-47744-0 (UK edition)
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September 1995 : UK Hardback
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Title: A House For Mr Biswas (Everyman's Library Classics)
Author(s): V S Naipaul
ISBN: 1-85715-213-1 / 978-1-85715-213-5 (UK edition)
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November 1995 : USA Hardback
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Title: A House for Mr. Biswas (Everyman's Library Contemporary Classics Series)
Author(s): V S Naipaul
ISBN: 0-679-44458-0 / 978-0-679-44458-9 (USA edition)
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May 1984 : UK Hardback
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Title: A House for Mr. Biswas
Author(s): V S Naipaul
ISBN: 0-233-97638-8 / 978-0-233-97638-9 (UK edition)
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December 1961 : UK Hardback
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Title: A House for Mr. Biswas
Author(s): V S Naipaul
ISBN: 0-233-95589-5 / 978-0-233-95589-6 (UK edition)
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June 1983 : USA Hardback
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Title: A HOUSE FOR MR. BISWAS
Author(s): V S Naipaul
ISBN: 0-394-53400-X / 978-0-394-53400-8 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

February 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: A House For Mr Biswas (Picador Classic)
Author(s): Sir V S Naipaul
ISBN: 1-5098-0350-5 / 978-1-5098-0350-7 (UK edition)
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February 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: A House For Mr Biswas
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ISBN: 1-4472-1595-8 / 978-1-4472-1595-0 (UK edition)
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April 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: A House For Mr Biswas
Author(s): Sir V S Naipaul
ISBN: 0-330-52289-2 / 978-0-330-52289-2 (UK edition)
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February 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: A House for Mr. Biswas
Author(s): V S Naipaul
ISBN: 0-676-97562-3 / 978-0-676-97562-8 (USA edition)
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December 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: A House For Mr Biswas
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ISBN: 0-330-48719-1 / 978-0-330-48719-1 (UK edition)
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March 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: A House for Mr. Biswas
Author(s): V S Naipaul
ISBN: 0-375-70716-6 / 978-0-375-70716-2 (USA edition)
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September 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: A House For Mr Biswas (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics S.)
Author(s): Ian Baruma, V Naipaul
ISBN: 0-14-118283-0 / 978-0-14-118283-4 (UK edition)
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November 1992 : UK Paperback
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Title: A House For Mr Biswas (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics S.)
Author(s): Ian Buruma, V Naipaul
ISBN: 0-14-018604-2 / 978-0-14-018604-8 (UK edition)
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October 1984 : USA Paperback
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Title: A House For Mr. Biswas
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ISBN: 0-394-72050-4 / 978-0-394-72050-0 (USA edition)
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July 1973 : UK Paperback
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Title: A House For Mr Biswas
Author(s): V S Naipaul
ISBN: 0-14-003025-5 / 978-0-14-003025-9 (UK edition)
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1969 : UK Paperback
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Title: A house for Mr.Biswas(Hindi)
Author(s): V S Naipaul
ISBN: 0-14-341494-1 / 978-0-14-341494-0 (UK edition)
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Audio Editions

September 2017 : UK Audio CD
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Title: V.S. Naipaul: A House for Mr Biswas [Sam Dastor] [Naxos Audiobooks: NA0286]
Author(s): V S Naipaul
ISBN: 1-78198-083-7 / 978-1-78198-083-5 (UK edition)
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Kindle Editions

February 2016 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: A House For Mr Biswas: Picador Classic
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November 2012 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A House for Mr. Biswas
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October 2010 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: A House for Mr. Biswas: A Novel (Vintage International)
Author(s): V S Naipaul
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