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Vikram Seth's novel is at its core a love story, the tale of Lata - and her mother's attempts to find her a suitable husband, through love or through exacting maternal appraisal. Set in post-Independence India and involving the lives of four large families and those who orbit them, it is also a vast panoramic exploration of a whole continent at a crucial hour as a sixth of the world's population faces its first great General Election and the chance to map its own destiny.
'A SUITABLE BOY may prove to be the most fecund as well as the most prodigious work of the latter half of this century - perhaps even the book to restore the serious reading public's faith in the contemporary novel ... You should make time for it. It will keep you company for the rest of your life' Daniel Johnson, The Times
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Vikram Seth’s novel is, at its core, a love story: the tale of Lela’s – and her mother’s – attempts to find a suitable boy through love or through exacting maternal appraisal. At the same time, it is the story of India, newly independent and struggling through a time of crisis as a sixth of the world’s population faces its first great General Election and the chance to map its own destiny.
Already a number one bestseller, this celebrated novel is now brought to life by the author himself in nearly six hours of listening pleasure.Review:
‘This novel, so vast and so amiably peopled, is a long, sweet, sleepless pilgrimage to life… Such writing reminds us that there are secrets beyond technique, beyond even style, which have to do with a quality of soul on the part of the writer, a giving of oneself… His novel deserves thousands of long marriages and suitable readers.’
‘Vivid, evocative and beautifully written, A Suitable Boy casts its net far and wide across the country… Seth has a wonderful sense of place and the (fictional) city of Brahmpur is almost a character in its own right… The cast of A Suitable Boy is as vast and various as that of any 19th century novel.’
‘A Suitable Boy modulates unawkwardly from moments of delicate emotional and psychological accuracy to scenes of panoramic drama… it lines up with its eminent 19th century predecessors in combining depth of imagination with breadth of appeal.’
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Book Description May 01, 1993. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # JT-L5YP-03OI
Book Description Harpercollins, 1993. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Set in post-colonial India, this is a sweeping saga of four Indian families who must conduct their lives through an era of newborn independence and political crises, when Hindu, Muslim and Western cultures clash with new vehemence. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0060170123
Book Description Harpercollins, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0060170123
Book Description Harpercollins, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060170123
Book Description Harpercollins, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060170123
Book Description Harpercollins, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. SIGNED/INSCRIBED - First Edition stated, with correct number line sequence, no writing, marks, underlining, or bookplates. No remainder marks. Spine is tight and crisp. Boards are flat and true and the corners are square. Dust jacket is not price-clipped, with correct first printing code of 0593P on front inside flap. This collectible, " NEW" condition first edition/first printing copy is protected with a polyester archival dust jacket cover. Beautiful collectible SIGNED copy. GIFT QUALITY. Inscribed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 001400
Book Description HarperCollins/ Harper & Row, New York, 1993. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. RARE Signed 2 Volume [both signed on Title Page] Advance Reading Copy from an Uncorrected Typewritten Manuscript. New copy. Never read. Trade paperback format. No printing or edition information. Usually ARC's are 1st Editions/ 1st printings. Volume 1 front cover has a crease top right hand corner. 1st 100 pages show the same crease. Crease keeps fading as the pages get higher. Top left hand corner of front cover is torn 3/4 down the spine. Bottom of the page edges has a smudge that may have come from the printer. Volume 2 has a mark across the bottom page edges. Back cover has a crease on the top and bottom next to the binding. The 2 volume set will probably have extra shipping charges. This 2 volume set ARC is very rare. I have never seen another set listed. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 000976