"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. 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.