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The Resource A house for Mr. Biswas, V.S. Naipaul

A house for Mr. Biswas, V.S. Naipaul

Label
A house for Mr. Biswas
Title
A house for Mr. Biswas
Statement of responsibility
V.S. Naipaul
Title variation
House for Mister Biswas
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is the story of Mohun Biswas, an Indo-Trinidadian who continually strives for success and mostly fails, who marries into the Tulsi family only to find himself dominated by it, and who finally sets the goal of owning his own house. Drawing some elements from the life of the author's father, the work is primarily a sharply drawn look at life that uses postcolonial perspectives to view a vanished colonial world.
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
046801
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1932-2018
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Naipaul, V. S.
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Intended audience
900L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
UG
Literary form
fiction
Reading level
6.8
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • East Indians
  • Middle-aged men
  • Home ownership
  • Homeowners
  • Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago)
Target audience
adult
Label
A house for Mr. Biswas, V.S. Naipaul
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
420764
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage International edition.
Extent
564 pages
Isbn
9780375707162
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
00049056
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780375707162
  • (Sirsi) ADE-2173
Label
A house for Mr. Biswas, V.S. Naipaul
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
420764
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage International edition.
Extent
564 pages
Isbn
9780375707162
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
00049056
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780375707162
  • (Sirsi) ADE-2173

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