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House for Mr Biswas

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Mohun Biswas was born in Trinidad to parents of Indian origin. The family pandit declared that since Mohun was born the ‘wrong way’, he would bring harm to his parents and would grow up to become 'a lecher and a spendthrift’. The pandit’s prophecy is soon confirmed as Mohun becomes responsible for the drowning of his father. As he grows up, he continues to live in the shadow of his dark fate and all his attempts to break out of it seem to go in vain. He even ends up marrying against his choice and becoming dependent on the overbearing family of his wife. He finally decides to buy a house for himself as means of making himself a free man. The story follows his dogged pursuance as he strives to defy his fate and find a place for himself. The book is held among the best written contemporary English novels. It was included by the Modern Library on its list of 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. It was also listed by Time magazine in its list of 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005. It has been adapted for a stage musical and for a two-part radio dramatization.

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Mohun Biswas was born in Trinidad to parents of Indian origin. The family pandit declared that since Mohun was born the ‘wrong way’, he would bring harm to his parents and would grow up to become 'a lecher and a spendthrift’. The pandit’s prophecy is soon confirmed as Mohun becomes responsible for the drowning of his father. As he grows up, he continues to live in the shadow of his dark fate and all his attempts to break out of it seem to go in vain. He even ends up marrying against his choice and becoming dependent on the overbearing family of his wife. He finally decides to buy a house for himself as means of making himself a free man. The story follows his dogged pursuance as he strives to defy his fate and find a place for himself. The book is held among the best written contemporary English novels. It was included by the Modern Library on its list of 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. It was also listed by Time magazine in its list of 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005. It has been adapted for a stage musical and for a two-part radio dramatization.
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Title House for Mr Biswas Height 13
V.S. Naipaul Width 4.4
ISBN-13 9780330522892 Binding Paperback
ISBN-10 0330522892 Spine Width
Publisher Picador Pages 640
Edition 2011 Availability Out Of Stock

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