"The Only Lies For Which We Are Truly Punished Are Those We Tell Ourselves": First Edition Of In a Free State; Signed by V.S. Naipaul

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In A Free State.

Item Number: 4083

London: Andre Deutsch, 1971.

First edition of the author’s Booker Prize-winning novel. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by V.S. Naipaul on the title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with just a touch of wear. Jacket design by Sam Houston.

Trinidadian essayist and novelist V.S. Naipaul has won both the 1971 Booker Prize and the 2001 Nobel Prize in Literature. In the same trend of excellence, In a Free State has garnered reviews that "V. S. Naipaul tells stories which show us ourselves and the reality we live in. His use of language is as precise as it is beautiful" (The London Times). "A Tolstoyan spirit....The so-called Third World has produced no more brilliant literary artist" (John Updike, The New Yorker).