Book #19866

A Congo Diary

V. S. Naipaul

Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Fine+
Edition: Limited/Numbered Edition; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo
Publisher: Los Angeles: Sylvester & Orphanos, 1980.

Price: $290.00

A most handsome Limited Numbered first edition in Very Fine condition SIGNED and numbered by author and Nobel Laureate V. S. Naipaul directly on the limitations page. Bound in red and black patterned cloth, this copy is number 170 of 300 numbered copies (330 copies total in this Limited edition: 26 are lettered and 4 bear the printed name of a recipient).

This diary served as the basis of Naipaul's masterpiece, A Bend in the River, which is the story of an Indian, uprooted by war, who has come to live in an isolated town along a great river in a newly independent African nation. Naipaul gives us a most convincing and disturbing view of a place caught between the dangerously alluring modern world and its own tenacious past and traditions; [viii], 42, [6] pages.

Author Bio

V. S. Naipaul

Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad "V.S." Naipaul was born in Chaguanas, Trinidad and Tobago, August 17, 1932. In 1971, Naipaul became the first person of Indian origin to win a Booker Prize for his book In a Free State. Naipaul was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1990 and awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2001.

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