"The world is what it is; men who are nothing, who allow themselves to become nothing, have no place in it": First Edition of A Bend In The River; Signed by V.S. Naipaul

  • A Bend in the River.

A Bend in the River.


Item Number: 4029

London: Andre Deutsch, 1979.

First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed by V.S. Naipaul on the title page.

In response to A Bend In the River, John Updike praised Naipaul as, "a master of fictional landscape, who here shows, in his variety of human examples and in his search for understanding social causes, a Tolstoyan spirit." A Bend in the River is listed by Modern Library as one of the 100 greatest novels of the twentieth century.

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