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Victim

by BELLOW, Saul

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First Edition, In Dust Jacket BELLOW, Saul. The Victim. New York: The Vanguard Press, Inc., [1947]. First edition. Octavo (8 1/8 x 5 1/2 inches; 205 x 140 mm). [8], [1]-294, [2, blank] pp. Original full black cloth, blue lettering on spine. Top edge blue, fore-edge uncut. With original pictorial dust jacket. Sight foxing to endpapers and inner flaps of the dust jacket. Back panel of the dust jacket with a small closed tear. Otherwise near fine. This authorís first two books (Dangling Man and The Victim, 1947) had a profound impact on the mid-twentieth century literary scene. ìTogether, they effectively introduced a new style of American fiction. The ìGentileî era of Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and Faulkner began, with Bellow, to give way to a new Jewish tradition and a sense of moral and social alarm. Bellowís characters are generally anti-heroes caught up in the existential dilemma of trying to define themselves with some measure of dignity despite the constant impediments of objective and subjective circumstances.î (Benetís The Readerís Encyclopedia, fourth edition.) Bellow is the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize (for Humboltís Gift, 1975,) and the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1976. HBS 64666. $750

"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.


  • Bookseller: Heritage Book Shop, LLC US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 64666
  • Title: Victim
  • Author: BELLOW, Saul
  • Book condition: Used
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: The Vanguard Press, Inc.
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1947


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