Humboldt's Gift

Humboldt's Gift

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by Saul Bellow
     
 

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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… See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140189445
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date:
06/28/1996
Series:
Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin Series
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
5.26(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.92(d)

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