Householder. First Edition in dustjacket

By: JHABVALA, Ruth Prawer

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JHABVALA, Ruth Prawer. The Householder. London : John Murray, (1960). FirstUK Printing. Pp (6),7-[192]. 8vo, light blue cloth with blue lettering to spine. "There are few novelists using India as a background who treat theircharacters entirely as people and not as part of a political or philosophi cal interpretation of the contemporary scene. Mrs. Jhabvala has already established a reputatio for her novels on Indian life and in The Householder she is concerned with the emergence of Prem from his comparatively carefree student life living at home, to the status of teacher, husband and householder. Prem is a Hindi teacher at school ln Delhi, uncertain of himmself, unable to keep order amongst the boys, harassed over financial probleiems and uncertain as to how to treat a a young wife, who has been chosen for him byhis family. He is full of doubts about his ability as a teacher, determine d to ask for an increase in salary, yet easily defeated over coming to the point by the school principal and his aggressive wife. He is no more successful when he at last manages to tell his friendly landlord that he cannot afford so high a rent. He tries to confide in friends, but they are all too concerned in toeir own affairs, even his student , Raj, seems almost a stranger. Prem's wife, expecting their first child, appears to defy him by visiting her family , leaving him with his mother as in his student days. When she returns he suddenly knows he is at last a householder. Mrs Jhabvala's characterization is strong. She writes with subtlety and wit, using these with great effect in three-sided conversations of comic cross purpose. She gives a vivid picture of life in an Indian city which is most engaging and convincing." - from the dj. Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, CBE (b. May 7, 1927, Cologne, Germany – d. April 3, 2013, New York City) was a German-born British andAmerican novelist. The fourth novel by the prolific Indian author, about a newly-married couple in Delhi. Small star stamp to rear pastedown, else ve ry good in rubbed, spine-browned, price-clipped dustjacket (designed by Cyril Satorsky). 50.00

Title: Householder. First Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: JHABVALA, Ruth Prawer

Categories: 888,

Publisher: John Murray, London, 1960,:

Seller ID: 75984

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