Humboldt’s Gift – Saul Bellow 1975 | 1st Edition


  • Author: Saul Bellow
  • Publisher: The Viking Press, New York, 1975
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Condition: Near Fine
  • Size: 8vo
  • Attributes: First Edition, Dust Jacket

First edition, first printing. Binding tight, square, top corners slightly bumped, internally fine, unmarked. DJ rubbed at spine ends with light creases. Near Fine in near Fine Dust Jacket.

Saul Bellow’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel explores the long friendship between Charlie Citrine, a young man with an intense passion for literature, and the great poet Von Humboldt Dleisher. At the time of Humboldt’s death, Charlie’s life is falling apart: 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.

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