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The Adventures of Augie March

50th Anniversary Edition

Saul Bellow - Author

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ISBN 9780143039570 | 608 pages | 03 Oct 2006 | Penguin Classics | 0.11 x 0.11in | 18 - AND UP
Awards
  • National Book Award
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An essential masterwork by Nobel laureate Saul Bellow - now with a new introduction

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 is-to say the least- eccentric.

The Adventures of Augie March is the Great American Novel. Search no further. (Martin Amis)

If there's a candidate for the Great American Novel, I think this is it. (Salman Rushdie)