"What matters in the end in literature, what is always there, is the truly good": First Edition of A House For Mr. Biswas; Signed by V.S. Naipaul

  • A House For Mr. Biswas.

A House For Mr. Biswas.


Item Number: 2532

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, a very good copy in the dust jacket that shows some chips to the crown and foot of the spine.

"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.

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