A House for Mr. Biswas

A Novel

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Publisher Description

An unforgettable story inspired by the Nobel Prize-winning author's father that has been hailed as one of the twentieth century's finest novels.

In his forty-six short years, Mr. Mohun Biswas has been fighting against destiny to achieve some semblance of independence, only to face a lifetime of calamity. Shuttled from one residence to another after the drowning death of his father, for which he is inadvertently responsible, Mr. Biswas yearns for a place he can call home. But when he marries into the domineering Tulsi family on whom he indignantly becomes dependent, Mr. Biswas embarks on an arduous– and endless–struggle to weaken their hold over him and purchase a house of his own.

A heartrending, dark comedy of manners, A House for Mr. Biswas masterfully evokes a man’s quest for autonomy against an emblematic post-colonial canvas.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
1983
October 12
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
508
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
8.2
MB

Customer Reviews

Ocotilloist ,

Quite good

Worth your time.

Terri Philips ,

Mr. Biswas

Excellent. An easy read too.

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