ABOUT THE BOOK
As soon as it first appeared in 1953, this novel by the great Saul Bellow was hailed as an American classic. Augie, the exuberant narrator-hero is a poor Chicago boy growing up during the Great Deptression. A “born recruit,” Augie makes himself available for a series of occupations, then proudly rejects each one as unworthy. His own oddity is reflected in the companions he encounters—plungers, schemers, risk-takers, and “hole-and corner” operators like the would-be tycoon Einhorn or the would-be siren Thea, who travels with an eagle trained to hunt small creatures.
Paperback: 608 pages
Publisher: Fawcett Crest (1965)
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 8.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
Well-read paperback from the late 60s – the book has been repaired with clear tape which does not look too bad. There is more wear and tear than I can describe here, has some loose pages but nothing missing or completely torn out. I would give it a D+
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