First Edition of V.S. Naipaul's Collected Short Fiction; Signed by Him

  • Collected Short Fiction.

Collected Short Fiction.

$300.00

Item Number: 56745

New York: Everyman's Library, 2011.

First edition of this collection of fiction by the Nobel Prize-winning author. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by V.S. Naipaul on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. With an introduction by the author.

Over the course of his distinguished career, V. S. Naipaul has written a remarkable array of short fiction that moves from Trinidad to London to Africa. Here are the stories from his Somerset Maugham Award–winning Miguel Street, in which he takes us into a derelict corner of Trinidad’s capital to meet, among others, Man-Man, who goes from running for public office to staging his own crucifixion. The tales in A Flag on the Island, meanwhile, roam from a Chinese bakery in Trinidad to a rooming house in London. And in the celebrated title story from the Booker Prize– winning In a Free State, an English couple traveling in an unnamed African country discover, under a veneer of civilization, a landscape of squalor and ethnic bloodletting.

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