A House for Mr. Biswas

by V.S. Naipaul

Book Info

Author V.S. Naipaul
Year 1961

Book Description

No. of Mentions: 18

Year of publication: 1961 (Penguin Books, Harmondsworth)

Author Birthplace: Trinidad

Residence: UK

Genre: Fiction

Summary: A widely-acclaimed novel, this is the story of Mohun Biswas’ dreams, despair and destiny. Time magazine included the novel in its “TIME 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005”, and in 2019, BBC News named it on its list of the “100 Novels that Shaped Our World.”

Comments: “Not a fan of V.S. Naipaul the man, but he wrote my favourite book, A House for Mr Biswas.” Jo Michelle

“Made me cry. Mohun has layers.” T. Browne-Bannister