"Most people are not really free. They are confined by the niche in the world that they carve out for themselves. They limit themselves to fewer possibilities by the narrowness of their vision": First Edition of A House For Mr. Biswas; Signed by V.S. Naipaul
A House For Mr. Biswas.
Item Number: 2783
New York: McGraw Hill, 1961.
First American edition of the author’s magnum opus. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by V.S. Naipaul on the title page. Very near fine in a near fine dust jacket with just a touch of wear to the extremities. Jacket design by Stephen Russ. Housed in a custom slipcase.
"For sheer abundance of talent there can hardly be a writer alive who surpasses V.S. Naipaul. Whatever we may want in a novelist is to be found in his books: an almost Conradian gift for tensing a story, a serious involvement with human issues, a supple English prose, a hard-edged wit, a personal vision of things...[He is] the world's writer, a master of language and perception" (The New York Times Book Review). Listed on both Modern Library and Time's 100 great novels of the twentieth century.