A man who builds houses in his spare time, then lives in them with his mother until he can sell them. He builds and sells Mr Biswas the Sikkim Street house for 5,500 dollars (even though he actually only wanted 4,500 dollars for it). He is slick and hides his shoddy craftsmanship by showing Mr Biswas the house in the rain and at night, when the scorching afternoon sun does not shine into the living room and the flaws in the staircase are not visible.
The Solicitor’s Clerk Character Timeline in A House for Mr Biswas
The timeline below shows where the character The Solicitor’s Clerk appears in A House for Mr Biswas. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...the earth.” It was well-known in town, the two-story “huge and squat” construction of a solicitor’s clerk who, as a hobby, used his position and contacts to build houses out of old... (full context)
Part 2, Chapter 6: The Revolution
...the car and was “overcome by anger and dread.” The children were charmed by the solicitor’s clerk ’s mother and the house’s luxurious furnishings—in the dark, they too missed “the crudity of... (full context)
Part 2, Chapter 7: The House
...sensuous reminded them of their past’s now distant pleasures. Mr Biswas dreamed about hurting the solicitor’s clerk , who showed up unannounced on their doorstep one day. The clerk did not respond... (full context)