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The Adventures of Augie March

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Publisher Comments:

As soon as it first appeared in 1953, this gem by the great Saul Bellow was hailed as an American classic. Bold, expansive, and keenly humorous, The Adventures of Augie March blends street language with literary elegance to tell the story of a poor Chicago boy growing up during the Great Depression. A "born recruit," Augie makes himself available for hire by plungers, schemers, risk takers, and operators, compiling a record of choices that isto say the leasteccentric.

About the Author

Saul Bellow (1915 &2005) is the only novelist to have received three National Book Awards. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1976.

J. M. Coetzee is a two-time winner of the Booker Prize and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2003. His books include Waiting for the Barbarians and Slow Man.

Christopher Hitchens is a celebrated author and critic. His books include Love, Poverty, and War and Why Orwell Matters.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140189414
Author:
Bellow, Saul
Publisher:
Penguin Classics
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Family
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Depressions
Subject:
Young men
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
Picaresque literature
Subject:
Americans -- Travel -- Mexico -- Fiction.
Subject:
Bildungsromane.
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin
Publication Date:
19961001
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
7.73x5.12x1.00 in. .81 lbs.

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