A Bend in the River by V. S. Naipaul

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.

The 393rd greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 9th on Robert McCrum's top 10 books of the twentieth century (The Guardian)
  2. - 67th on The Telegraph’s 100 Novels Everyone Should Read (Telegraph)
  3. - 83rd on The 100 Greatest Novels of All Time: The List (The Observer)
  4. - 83rd on The Modern Library | 100 Best Novels (Modern Library)
  5. - 96th on The 100 Greatest Novels (greatbooksguide.com)
  6. - 118th on The Novel 100: A Ranking of the Greatest Novels of All Time (The Novel 100)
  7. - The 100 Best Books in the World (AbeBooks.de (in German))
  8. - 100 Best Novels Written in English (The Guardian)
  9. - 50 Books to Read Before You Die (Barnes and Noble)
  10. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Un recodo en el rio / A Bend In The River (Spanish Edition) Paperback 10919865 $10.62 $4.86 2010
A Bend in the River Paperback 175556 $7.00 $0.25 1989
A Bend in the River (Everyman's Library Contemporary Classics Series) Hardcover 1122109 $24.00 2019
A Bend in the River Mass Market Paperback 2387750 $10.00 $2.62
A Bend In The River Audio CD 3205665 $45.36 $8.68
A Bend in the River (Vintage International) Kindle Edition 56262 $9.99 2010
A Bend in the River Paperback 1623542 $8.73 $1.48 1989
A Bend in the River Hardcover 1963216 $140.83 $0.01 1979
A Bend in the River Hardcover 2947370 $20.00
A Bend in the River Paperback 2930975 $1.98 $0.01 1980
A Bend in the River Paperback 2346164 $6.71 $1.10 2011
A Bend in the River (Modern Library) Hardcover 2750539 $41.37 $5.94 1997
Un recodo en el rio/ A Bend in the River (Literatura Mondadori/ Mondadori Literature) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 9676833 $43.11 $22.28
A Bend in the River Audio CD 4012580 $20.45 $45.56 2012
A Bend in the River Paperback 2734700 $12.95 $0.43 2002