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    Description"It blazes as fiercly and scintillatingly as a forest fire. There is life here; a great rage to live more fully. In this it is a giant among novels." (San Francisco Examiner) Saul Bellow evokes all the rich colors and exotic customs of a highly imaginary Africa in this acclaimed comic novel about a middle-aged American millionaire who, seeking a new, more rewarding life, descends upon an African tribe. Henderson's awesome feats of strength and his unbridled passion for life win him the admiration of the tribe--but it is his gift for making rain that turns him from mere hero into messiah. A hilarious, often ribald story, "Henderson the Rain King" is also a profound look at the forces that drive a man through life. This Penguin Classics edition contains an introduction by Adam Kirsch. 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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    Title
    Henderson the Rain King
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Saul Bellow, Introduction by Mr Adam Kirsch
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 330
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780143105480
    ISBN 10: 0143105485
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 813.52
    BIC E4L: CLA
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    DC22: FIC
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    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    B&T General Subject: 500
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 09
    DC22: 813/.52
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    B&T Approval Code: A26453250
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 62
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    B&T Approval Code: P26100701
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    LC classification: PS3503.E4488 H4 2012
    Thema V1.0: FBC
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    15 March 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Saul Bellow (1915-2005) is the author of nearly twenty works of literature, including "Seize the Day," "The Adventures of Augie March," "The Victim," "Herzog," and "Humboldt's Gift." He taught at the University of Chicago and Boston University. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1976.Adam Kirsch is a senior editor at the "New Republic" and a columnist for the "Tablet." He lives in New York City.
    Review quote
    "A kind of wildly delirious dream made real by the force of Bellow's rollicking prose and the offbeat inventiveness of his language." --"Chicago Tribune" "It made me dance." --Henry Miller--"Chicago Tribune"