Humboldt's Gift (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century)
ISBN 10: 0140072713 / 0-14-007271-3
ISBN 13: 9780140072716
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 1984
Editorial Reviews for this title:
For many years, the great poet Von Humboldt Fleisher and Charlie Citrine, a young man inflamed with a love for literature, were the best of friends. At the time of his death, however, Humboldt is a failure, and Charlie's life has reached a low point: 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.
Editorial reviews may belong to another edition of this title.