The Enigma of Arrival

The Enigma of Arrival

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  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
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Released March 12, 1987
ISBN 9780670815760

£40.00

The autobiographical novel of a journey from the British colony of Trinidad to the ancient countryside of England.

 

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There is slight tearing to the spine of the dust jacket and signs of shelf wear on both the book and the dust jacket.

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V.S. Naipaul

V.S. Naipaul was born in Trinidad in 1932. He came to England on a scholarship in 1950. He spent four years at University College, Oxford, and began to write, in London, in 1954. He pursued no other profession.

His novels include A House for Mr Biswas, The Mimic Men, Guerrillas, A Bend in the River, and The Enigma of Arrival. In 1971 he was awarded the Booker Prize for In a Free State. His works of nonfiction, equally acclaimed, include Among the Believers, Beyond Belief, The Masque of Africa, and a trio of books about India: An Area of Darkness, India: A Wounded Civilization and India: A Million Mutinies Now.

In 1990, V.S. Naipaul received a knighthood for services to literature; in 1993, he was the first recipient of the David Cohen British Literature Prize. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2001. He lived with his wife Nadira and cat Augustus in Wiltshire, and died in 2018.

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