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A Bend in the River

By V. S. Naipaul
  • ISBN Code: : 0735277141
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
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In the "brilliant novel" (The New York Times) V.S. Naipaul takes us deeply into the life of one man — an Indian who, uprooted by the bloody tides of Third World history, has come to live in an isolated town at the bend of a great river in a newly independent African nation. Naipaul gives us the most convincing and disturbing vision yet of what happens in a place caught between the dangerously alluring modern world and its own tenacious past and traditions.

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The first of Naipaul’s twelve novels tells of the meteoric rise and hilarious metamorphosis of Ganesh Ramsumair from failed primary schoolteacher and struggling masseur to author, revered mystic, peerless politician and the most popular man in Trinidad.

Bosambo of the River

By Edgar Wallace
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  • Publisher : Ozymandias Press
  • Book Code : 1531265529
  • Total of Pages : 234
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 242
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Book Short Summary:

Many years ago the Monrovian Government sent one Bosambo, a native of the Kroo coast and consequently a thief, to penal servitude for the term of his natural life. Bosambo, who had other views on the matter, was given an axe and a saw in the penal settlement - which was a patch of wild forest in the back country - and told to cut down and trim certain mahogany-trees in company with other unfortunate men similarly circumstanced.

Ben-Hur: A tale of the Christ

By Lew Wallace
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  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 483
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 485
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Book Short Summary:

Ben-Hur describes the adventures of Judah Ben-Hur, Jewish prince from Jerusalem who gets betrayed by his friend from childhood and enslaved by the Romans. He is taken to Rome where he becomes a charioteer and a Christian. Running in parallel with Judah's narrative is the unfolding story of Jesus, who comes from the same region and is a similar age. The novel reflects themes of betrayal, conviction, and redemption, with a revenge plot that leads to a story of love and compassion.