The Victim

Paperback | November 30, 2010

bySaul BellowIntroduction byNorman Rush

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"The best novel to come out of America-or England-for a generation." V.S. Pritchett, The New York Review of Books

In this unique noir masterpiece by the incomparable Saul Bellow, a young man is sucked into the mysterious, heat-filled vortex of New York City. Asa Leventhal, a temporary bachelor with his wife away on a visit to her mother, attempts to find relief from a Gotham heat wave, only to be accosted in the park by a down-at-the-heels stranger who accuses Leventhal of ruining his life. Unable to shake the stranger loose, Leventhal is led by his own self-doubts and suspicions into a nightmare of paranoia and fear.

This Penguin Classics edition features an introduction by National Book Award winner Norman Rush.

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"The best novel to come out of America-or England-for a generation." —V.S. Pritchett, The New York Review of Books In this unique noir masterpiece by the incomparable Saul Bellow, a young man is sucked into the mysterious, heat-filled vortex of New York City. Asa Leventhal, a temporary bachelor with his wife away on a visit to her mot...

Saul Bellow was praised for his vision, his ear for detail, his humor, and the masterful artistry of his prose. Born of Russian Jewish parents in Lachine, Quebec in 1915, he was raised in Chicago. He received his Bachelor's degree from Northwestern University in 1937, with honors in sociology and anthropology, and did graduate work at ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 7.7 × 5.6 × 0.6 inPublished:November 30, 2010Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0143106104

ISBN - 13:9780143106104

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“A kind of Dostoyevskian nightmare…written with unusual power and insight.” –The New York Times