The Adventures of Augie March

The Adventures of Augie March

Paperback Penguin Classics

By (author) Saul Bellow, Introduction by Christopher Hitchens

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  • Publisher: Penguin USA
  • Format: Paperback | 566 pages
  • Dimensions: 143mm x 212mm x 29mm | 476g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2006
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0143039571
  • ISBN 13: 9780143039570
  • Sales rank: 25,167

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""The Adventures of Augie March" is the great American Novel. Search no further." -Martin Amis As soon as it first appeared in 1953, this novel by the great Saul Bellow was hailed as an American classic. Augie, the exuberant narrator-hero is a poor Chicago boy growing up during the Great Deptression. A "born recruit," Augie makes himself available for a series of occupations, then proudly rejects each one as unworthy. His own oddity is reflected in the companions he encounters--plungers, schemers, risk-takers, and "hole-and corner" operators like the would-be tycoon Einhorn or the would-be siren Thea, who travels with an eagle trained to hunt small creatures. This Penguin Classics edition, with an introduction by celebrated writer and critic Christopher Hitchens, makes a literary masterpiece available to a new generation of readers. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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"[Bellow's] body of work is more capacious of imagination and language than anyone else's...If there's a candidate for the Great American Novel, I think this is it." -Salman Rushdie, "The Sunday Times "(London)