The Suffrage of Elvira.

First Edition of The Suffrage of Elvira; Signed by Nobel Prize-Winning Author V.S. Naipaul

The Suffrage of Elvira.



Item Number: 2135

London: Andre Deutsch, 1958.

First edition of Naipaul’s second book. Octavo, original blue cloth. Signed by V.S. Naipaul on the title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light shelfwear. Jacket design by Robert Micklewright. An exceptional example.

The Suffrage of Elvira is based on an election in rural post colonial Trinidad. J. M. Coetzee, writing in The New York Review of Books in 2001, described Naipaul as "a master of modern English prose". In 2008, The Times ranked Naipaul seventh on their list of "the 50 greatest British writers since 1945."

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