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HENDERSON THE RAIN KING.

Bellow, Saul

ISBN 10: 0670366552 / ISBN 13: 9780670366552
Published by VIKING., NY, 1959
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Close to fine in a Vg.+ or better dj. 'First' state of book & dj. (Extremely shallow chipping at crest of spine, having no affect on titles. A few slim chips at edges of dj. 1"-inch closed tear at base of front panel & somewhat shorter tear at head of rear panel of dj. Yellow top stain mildly discolored) Author's FIFTH book. Nominated for a National Book Award. Bookseller Inventory # 311009

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Title: HENDERSON THE RAIN KING.

Publisher: VIKING., NY

Publication Date: 1959

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition.

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Synopsis:

Henderson the Rain King is a seriocomic novel by Saul Bellow, first published in 1959. The novel examines the midlife crisis of Eugene Henderson, an unhappy millionaire. The story concerns Henderson's search for meaning. A larger-than-life 55-year-old who has accumulated money, position, and a large family, he nonetheless feels unfulfilled. He makes a spiritual journey to Africa, where he draws emotional sustenance from experiences with African tribes. Deciding that his true destiny is as a healer, Henderson returns home, planning to enter medical school.

“A kind of wildly delirious dream made real by the force of Bellow’s rollicking prose and the offbeat inventiveness of his language.” —Chicago Tribune

“Bellow’s aura of fable is constantly washed over by humor, impulsive creation, and actual, turbulent detail.” —The Nation

About the Author:

Saul Bellow won the Pulitzer Prize for his novel HUMBOLDT’S GIFT in 1975, and in 1976 was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature ‘for the human understanding and subtle analysis of contemporary culture that are combined in his work.’ He is the only novelist to receive three National Book Awards, for THE ADVENTURES OF AUGIE MARCH, HERZOG, and MR. SAMMLER’S PLANET

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