The Middle Passage
NY, Macmillan, 1963. The first American edition of his first book on the Caribbean, where he was born. This was Naipaul's first book of nonfiction and, for all the critical acclaim that his fiction has received, it is probably as an observer of Western, Eastern and colonial societies, as reflected in his nonfiction and essays, that Naipaul has gained the stature he is accorded as a literate observer and commentator on contemporary social issues. Mild sunning to top edges; else fine in a very good, price-clipped dust jacket with moderate wear at and near both spine extremities. [#011574] $125

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