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The Adventures Of Augie March: PMC



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Author: Bellow, Saul
ISBN: 9780141184869
Publisher: Penguin UK
Year First Published: 2001
Pages: 592
Dimensions: 199mm x 132mm x 25mm
Format: Paperback / softback

Saul Bellow’s American masterpiece, The Adventures of Augie March includes an introduction by Christopher Hitchens in Penguin Modern Classics.

A penniless and parentless Chicago boy growing up in the Great Depression, Augie March drifts through life latching on to a wild succession of occupations, including butler, thief, dog-washer, sailor and salesman. He is a ‘born recruit’, easily influenced by others who try to mould his destiny. Not until he tangles with the glamorous Thea, a huntress with a trained eagle, can he attempt to break free. A modern day everyman on an odyssey in search of reality and identity, Augie March is the star of star performer in a richly observed human variety show, a modern-day Columbus in search of reality and fulfilment.