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A House for Mr. Biswas | Study Guide

V.S. Naipaul

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Overview

Author

V.S. Naipaul

Year Published

1961

Type

Novel

Genre

Historical Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

A House for Mr. Biswas is told in the third-person omniscient point of view through the perspective of Mr. Biswas.

Tense

Naipaul's novel is told primarily in the past tense.

About the Title

The title references Mohun Biswas's lifelong quest to own a home of his own, separate from the Tulsi family. The character of Mr. Biswas is loosely based on the author's father, Seepersad Naipaul, who, like Mr. Biswas, rose from relatively humble circumstances to become a writer for a Trinidadian newspaper and also died quite young.

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