A marvellous prose epic that matches the best nineteenth-century novels for richness of comic insight and final, tragic power -- Newsweek
A work of great comic power qualified with firm and unsentimental compassion -- Anthony Burgess
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About the Author
V. S. Naipaul was born in Trinidad in 1932. He went to England on a scholarship in 1950. After four years at University College, Oxford, he began to write, and since then has followed no other profession. He has published more than twenty books of fiction and non-fiction, including Half a Life, A House for Mr Biswas, A Bend in the River
and most recently The Masque of Africa
, and a collection of correspondence, Letters Between a Father and Son
. In 2001 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.