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ISBN-10: 0143105477
ISBN-13: 9780143105473
Publisher: Penguin Group
Publish Date: 10/28/2008
Dimensions: 7.70" L, 5.00" W, 1.20" H

Humboldt’s Gift

Introduction by: Jeffrey Eugenides

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“I think it A Work of genius, I think it The Work of a Genius, I think it brilliant, splendid, etc. If there is literature (and this proves there is) this is where it’s at.” -John Cheever

A Penguin Classic

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 Dleisher. At the time of Humboldt’s death, 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.

This Penguin Classics edition features an introduction by Jeffrey Eugenides.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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ISBN-10: 0143105477
ISBN-13: 9780143105473
Publisher: Penguin Group
Publish Date: 10/28/2008
Dimensions: 7.70" L, 5.00" W, 1.20" H
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