"I PROMISING YOU, FOR ALL THE SWEET IT BEGIN SWEET, IT GOING TO END DAMN SOUR"
NAIPAUL, V.S. The Suffrage of Elvira. London: Andre Deutsch, (1958). Octavo, original blue cloth, original dust jacket. $1000.
First edition of this early Naipaul novel.
One of Naipaul's early, comic novels, set in his native Trinidad. "The most sophisticated of these early novels, Elvira is the story of a village election, and it is also a satiric examination of the consequences of political change. Mr. Naipaul has never bought that popular romantic vision that has a brave new world rising from the dust of the empire, and the slapstick goings-on in Elvira betray a deep skepticism of progress" (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times).
Book with a bit of scattered light foxing, bright dust jacket with only light wear to corners. A near-fine copy.