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A house for Mr. Biswas: A Novel

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Lexile measure:
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Born the "wrong way" and thrust into a world that greeted him with little more than a bad omen, Mr. Mohun Biswas has spent his forty-six years of life striving for independence. But his determined efforts have met only with calamity. Shuttled from one residence to another after the drowning of his father, for which he is inadvertently responsible, Mr. Biswas yearns for a place he can call home. When he marries into the domineering Tulsi family on whom he indignantly becomes dependent, he takes on myriad vocations in an arduous struggle to weaken their hold over him and purchase a house of his own. A heartrending, dark comedy of manners, A House for Mr. Biswas masterfully evokes a man's quest for autonomy against the backdrop of postcolonial Trinidad. -- Back cover.
Owning a small portion of the Trinidad earth and a respectable house of his own is the dream that sustains Mohun Biswas through a life of frustration and despair after he marries into the domineering Tulsi family.
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ISBN:
9780375707162
9781781980835
9780307776556
9781781980842
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 6.8, 33 Points
Lexile measure:
900L
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Last Grouping Update 2019-06-19 01:44:15AM
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display_description Born the "wrong way" and thrust into a world that greeted him with little more than a bad omen, Mr. Mohun Biswas has spent his forty-six years of life striving for independence. But his determined efforts have met only with calamity. Shuttled from one residence to another after the drowning of his father, for which he is inadvertently responsible, Mr. Biswas yearns for a place he can call home. When he marries into the domineering Tulsi family on whom he indignantly becomes dependent, he takes on myriad vocations in an arduous struggle to weaken their hold over him and purchase a house of his own. A heartrending, dark comedy of manners, A House for Mr. Biswas masterfully evokes a man's quest for autonomy against the backdrop of postcolonial Trinidad. -- Back cover. Owning a small portion of the Trinidad earth and a respectable house of his own is the dream that sustains Mohun Biswas through a life of frustration and despair after he marries into the domineering Tulsi family.
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Autonomy (Psychology) -- Fiction, Domestic fiction, East Indians, East Indians -- Trinidad and Tobago -- Fiction, Families -- Trinidad and Tobago -- Fiction, Fiction, Home ownership, Home ownership -- Fiction, Homeowners, Homeowners -- Fiction, Humorous fiction, Humorous stories, Middle-aged men, Middle-aged men -- Fiction, Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) -- Fiction, Trinidad and Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago -- Fiction, Trinidad and Tobago -- Port of Spain
title_display A house for Mr. Biswas
title_full A House for Mr Biswas, A House for Mr. Biswas A Novel, A house for Mr Biswas [electronic resource] Naipaul, V. S. (Vidiadhar Surajprasad), 1932-, A house for Mr. Biswas / V.S. Naipaul, A house for Mr. Biswas / by V.S. Naipaul
title_short A house for Mr. Biswas
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topic_facet Autonomy (Psychology), East Indians, Families, Fiction, Home ownership, Homeowners, Humorous stories, Literature, Middle-aged men