The Adventures of Augie March (Penguin Classics)

The Adventures of Augie March (Penguin Classics)

Saul Bellow


The Adventures of Augie March is the good American Novel. seek no further.” –Martin Amis

once it first seemed in 1953, this novel by way of the good Saul Bellow was once hailed as an American vintage. Augie, the exuberant narrator-hero is a bad Chicago boy starting to be up through the nice Deptression. A “born recruit,” Augie makes himself on hand for a sequence of occupations, then proudly rejects each as unworthy. His personal oddity is mirrored within the partners he encounters—plungers, schemers, risk-takers, and “hole-and nook” operators just like the would-be mogul Einhorn or the would-be siren Thea, who travels with an eagle informed to seek small creatures. This Penguin Classics version, with an creation through celebrated author and critic Christopher Hitchens, makes a literary masterpiece to be had to a brand new iteration of readers.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts better by way of introductions and notes by way of distinctive students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations via award-winning translators.

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