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The Resource A house for Mr. Biswas, V.S. Naipaul ; with an introduction by Karl Miller

A house for Mr. Biswas, V.S. Naipaul ; with an introduction by Karl Miller

Label
A house for Mr. Biswas
Title
A house for Mr. Biswas
Statement of responsibility
V.S. Naipaul ; with an introduction by Karl Miller
Title variation
House for Mister Biswas
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Member of
Summary
This is the story of Mohun Biswas, an Indo-Trinidadian who continually strives for success and mostly fails, who marries into the Tulsi family only to find himself dominated by it, and who finally sets the goal of owning his own house. Drawing some elements from the life of the author's father, the work is primarily a sharply drawn look at life that uses postcolonial perspectives to view a vanished colonial world.
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
046801
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
Intended audience
840
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
UG
LC call number
PR9272.9.N32
LC item number
H6 1995
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
6.8
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Everyman's library Alfred A. Knopf, Inc
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • East Indians
  • Journalists
  • Homeowners
  • Families
  • Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago)
Target audience
adult
Label
A house for Mr. Biswas, V.S. Naipaul ; with an introduction by Karl Miller
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1961
  • Paperback issue has imprint: Vintage International
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page xxv)
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
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxxi, 564 pages
Isbn
9780679444589
Lccn
96121747
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
A house for Mr. Biswas, V.S. Naipaul ; with an introduction by Karl Miller
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1961
  • Paperback issue has imprint: Vintage International
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page xxv)
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
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxxi, 564 pages
Isbn
9780679444589
Lccn
96121747
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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