Henderson the Rain King

Henderson the Rain King

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Bellow evokes all the rich colour and exotic customs of a highly imaginary Africa in this 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 earns 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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 20mm | 258.55g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141188804
  • 9780141188805
  • 271,999

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"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"" a A kind of wildly delirious dream made real by the force of Bellowas rollicking prose and the offbeat inventiveness of his language.a
a"Chicago Tribune"
a Bellowas aura of fable is constantly washed over by humor, impulsive creation, and actual, turbulent detail.a
a"The Nation"
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About Saul Bellow

Saul Bellow's dazzling career as a novelist has been marked with numerous literary prizes, including the 1976 Nobel Prize, and the Gold Medal for the Novel. His other books include The Adventures of Augie March, Herzog, More Die of Heartbreak, Mosby's Memoirs and Other Stories, Mr Sammler's Planet, Seize The Day and The Victim. Saul Bellow died in 2005.
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12,021 ratings
3.79 out of 5 stars
5 30% (3,562)
4 34% (4,128)
3 25% (2,977)
2 8% (983)
1 3% (371)
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