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The Victim (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century)

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ISBN13: 9780140189384
ISBN10: 0140189386
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Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature

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With his wife away visiting her mother, Asa Leventhal is spending his time alone. One evening, attempting to find relief from a New York heat wave, he is accosted in a park near his home by a down-at-the-heels stranger who accuses him of ruining his life. When his immediate indignant denial has no effect, Leventhal gradually succumbs to the man's story and comes to believe that he has, in fact, caused the man irreparable damage. Unable to shake the stranger loose or stop his own self-doubts and suspicions, Leventhal descends into a nightmare of paranoia and fear.

Review:

"A kind of Dostoyevskian nightmare...written with unusual power and insight." The New York Times

Synopsis:

Leventhal is a natural victim; a man uncertain of himself, never free from the nagging suspicion that the other guy may be right. So when he meets a down-at-heel stranger in the park one day and finds himself being accused of ruining the man's life, he half believes it.

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Waney, December 29, 2012 (view all comments by Waney)
Intense. Rich in language and detail and psychological precision, it gets tenser and tenser as you read with the manipulation and paranoia mounting up steadily. The relationship between Albee and Leventhal is so well done, so believable, so complex and also so awful but also studded with sparkling moments of true intimacy.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140189384
Author:
Bellow, Saul
Publisher:
Penguin Classics
Location:
New York, NY :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one auth
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Series:
Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin
Series Volume:
99
Publication Date:
19960301
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.06x4.81x.65 in. .49 lbs.

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Product details 272 pages Penguin Books - English 9780140189384 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A kind of Dostoyevskian nightmare...written with unusual power and insight."
"Synopsis" by , Leventhal is a natural victim; a man uncertain of himself, never free from the nagging suspicion that the other guy may be right. So when he meets a down-at-heel stranger in the park one day and finds himself being accused of ruining the man's life, he half believes it.
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