The Demon: A Novel

The Demon: A Novel

by Hubert Selby Jr.
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The Demon: A Novel by Hubert Selby Jr.

A womanizer’s struggle for self-control spirals into crime, madness, and murder
Harry White grew up in blue-collar Brooklyn, but the young man’s charm, smarts, and good looks have helped him earn a place as an uptown junior executive. White’s gifts have also made his love life easy, and he takes special pleasure in seducing married women. But when “Harry the Lover” is ready to grow up and leave his womanizing behind, White finds that suppressing his libido has dangerous consequences. His attempts at restraint awaken something sinister, causing White to seek excitement in a new form of violence and depravity. Shocking and enthralling, The Demon is an unflinching meditation on male vanity by one of the most acclaimed and original writers of the twentieth century. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Hubert Selby Jr. including rare photos from the author’s estate.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781453239681
Publisher: Open Road Media
Publication date: 12/13/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 316
Sales rank: 546,132
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Hubert Selby Jr. (1928–2004) was a celebrated author of nine novels, including the classic bestseller Last Exit to Brooklyn. His other novels include Requiem for a Dream, The Room, and The Demon. Selby’s fiction, which was championed by writers such as William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, was noted for its gritty portrayal of addiction and urban despair, and has influenced generations of authors, artists, and musicians. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Selby died in Los Angeles in 2004.
Hubert Selby Jr. (1928–2004) was a celebrated author of nine novels, including the classic bestseller Last Exit to Brooklyn. His other novels include Requiem for a Dream, The Room, and The Demon. Selby’s fiction, which was championed by writers such as William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, was noted for its gritty portrayal of addiction and urban despair, and has influenced generations of authors, artists, and musicians. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Selby died in Los Angeles in 2004.    

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The Demon 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i picked this up in the dusty, neglected backroom of the public library and finished it the next day. i was entangled in the plot and entranced by harry, the main character. this book is a must read! one of my all time favorites.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I dont think ive ever read a book in which the last 100 pages got my heart rate so high i was panting. Selby, the author, Creates a man that lives inside all of us, who wants to sin like us, but insead of fantsizing he feeds his "Demon", spawning the most powerdul story ive ever read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book its a have to read book
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author couldnt even read this book after a few decades or so because this book sounds LAME and it shouldnt even be called a horror but instead a childrens humor