The Adventures of Augie March (Penguin great books of the 20th century)

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Much of The Adventures of Augie Marchtakes place during the Great Depression, but far from being a chronicle of deprivation, the first of Saul Bellow s string of masterpieces testifies to the explosive richness of life when it is lived at high risk and in tumultuous social circumstances.
In a brawling Chicago of crooks, con artists, second-story men, extravagant dreamers, snappy dressers, and cold-eyed pragmatists, Augie March undergoes his sentimental education an education that, though imbued with reality, will take him into realms progressively stranger, more marvelous, more filled with indecipherable meaning. The Adventures of Augie Marchis the product of an elegant and skeptical mind on which nothing is lost, and of an appetite for the look and feel of things that is both enormous and passionate. The result of these varying felicities is a novel that is immediate, strikingly unpredictable, authentic, and convincing.

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The life story of a Jewish Huck Finn, from the slums of Chicago to the glitzy capitals of Europe.

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"The Adventures of Augie March is the Great American Novel. Search no further."

If there's a candidate for the Great American Novel, I think this is it. (Salman Rushdie)

"The Adventures of Augie March" is the Great American Novel. Search no further. (Martin Amis)

If there's a candidate for the Great American Novel, I think this is it. (Salman Rushdie)

"[Bellow's] body of work is more capacious of imagination and language than anyone else's...If there's a candidate for the Great American Novel, I think this is it." -Salman Rushdie, "The Sunday Times "(London)

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