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R. K. Narayan

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R. K. Narayan (1906–2001), born and educated in India, was the author of fourteen novels, numerous short stories and essays, a memoir, and three retold myths. His work, championed by Graham Greene, who became a close friend, was often compared to that of Dickens, Chekhov, Faulkner, and Flannery O'Connor, among others. October 10, 2006, is the centennial of Narayan's birth.

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Mr Sampath-The Printer of Malgudi, The Financial Expert, Waiting for the Mahatma

Written by R. K. Narayan


Format: eBook, 616 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: July 22, 2009
Price: $13.99

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Mr Sampath-The Printer of Malgudi, The Financial Expert, Waiting for the Mahatma

Written by R. K. Narayan


Format: Hardcover, 616 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: March 7, 2006
Price: $27.00

In the novels of R. K. Narayan (1906-2001), the forefather of modern Indian fiction, human-scale hopes and epiphanies express the promise of a nation as it awakens to its place in the world. The three novels brought together in this volume, all written after India’s independence, are masterpieces of social comedy... Read more >
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Swami and Friends, The Bachelor of Arts, The Dark Room, The English Teacher

Written by R. K. Narayan


Format: Hardcover, 648 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: March 7, 2006
Price: $27.00

R. K. Narayan (1906—2001) witnessed nearly a century of change in his native India and captured it in fiction of uncommon warmth and vibrancy. The four novels collected here, all written during British rule, bring colonial India into intimate focus through the narrative gifts of this master of literary realism.

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Swami and Friends

Written by R. K. Narayan


Format: eBook, 144 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 25, 2012
Price: $9.99

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The Bachelor of Arts

Written by R. K. Narayan


Format: eBook, 160 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 25, 2012
Price: $9.99

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The Dark Room

Written by R. K. Narayan


Format: eBook, 128 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 25, 2012
Price: $9.99

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The English Teacher

Written by R. K. Narayan


Format: eBook, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 25, 2012
Price: $9.99

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The Financial Expert

Written by R. K. Narayan


Format: eBook, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 25, 2012
Price: $9.99

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Mr. Sampath--The Printer of Malgudi

Written by R. K. Narayan


Format: eBook, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 25, 2012
Price: $9.99

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Swami and Friends, The Bachelor of Arts, The Dark Room, The English Teacher

Written by R. K. Narayan


Format: eBook, 648 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: June 3, 2009
Price: $13.99

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Waiting for the Mahatma

Written by R. K. Narayan


Format: eBook, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 25, 2012
Price: $9.99

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