"a marvelous prose epic that matches the best 19th century novels for richness of comic insight and final, tragic power" First Edition of A House For Mr. Biswas; Signed by V.S. Naipaul
A House For Mr. Biswas.
Item Number: 2909
London: Andre Deutsch, 1961.
First edition of the author’s magnum opus. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by V.S. Naipaul on the title page. Some foxing to the page edges, near fine in a very good dust jacket with a small chip to the crown and foot of the spine. Jacket design by Stephen Russ.
"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.