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Humboldt's Gift

Saul Bellow - Author

Jeffrey Eugenides - Introduction by

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ISBN 9780143105473 | 512 pages | 28 Oct 2008 | Penguin Classics | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
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Two twentieth-century literary masterpieces from the Nobel Prize winner

Saul Bellow’s Pulitzer Prize–winning novel explores the long friendship between Charlie Citrine, a young man with an intense passion for literature, and the great poet Von Humboldt Fleisher. At the time of his death, however, Humboldt is a failure, and Charlie’s life is falling apart: his career is at a standstill, and he’s enmeshed in an acrimonious divorce, infatuated with a highly unsuitable young woman, and involved with a neurotic mafioso. And then Humboldt acts from beyond the grave, bestowing upon Charlie an unexpected legacy that may just help him turn his life around.