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Humboldt's Gift (Penguin Classics)

Humboldt's Gift (Penguin Classics)
Author: Saul Bellow
ISBN 13: 9780143105473
ISBN 10: 143105477
Edition: Revised
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 2008-10-28
Format: Paperback
Pages: 512
List Price: $17.00

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.