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    Description""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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    The Adventures of Augie March
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Saul Bellow, Introduction by Christopher Hitchens
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 566
    Width: 143 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    Thickness: 29 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    ISBN 13: 9780143039570
    ISBN 10: 0143039571

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    LC classification: PS3503.E4488 A66 2006
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    Penguin Putnam Inc
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    Publication date
    01 October 2006
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "[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)