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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin Classics
Publication date June 1, 2003
Binding Paperback
Edition Reissue
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780142437612
ISBN-10 0142437611
Dimensions 0.25 by 5 by 7.50 in.
Weight 0.25 lbs.
Original list price $15.00
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Tommy Wilhelm tries to save himself from drowning under the weight of his own existence as his life comes apart around him after failing in his job, marriage, and investments.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: “What makes all of this so remarkable is not merely Bellow’s eye and ear for vital detail. Nor is it his talent for exposing the innards of character in a paragraph, a sentence, a phrase. It is Bellow’s vision, his uncanny ability to seize the moment and to see beyond it.” –Chicago Sun-Times

A Penguin Classic

Fading charmer Tommy Wilhelm has reached his day of reckoning and is scared. In his forties, he still retains a boyish impetuousness that has brought him to the brink of chaos: He is separated from his wife and children, at odds with his vain, successful father, failed in his acting career (a Hollywood agent once cast him as the “type that loses the girl”), and in a financial mess. In the course of one climactic day he reviews his past mistakes and spiritual malaise, until a mysterious philosophizing con man grants him a glorious, illuminating moment of truth and understanding, and offers him one last hope….

This Penguin Classics edition contains an introduction by Cynthia Ozick.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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Paperback
Book cover for 9780140072853 Book cover for 9780140189377 Book cover for 9780142437612 Book cover for 9780380016495
 
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Reissue edition from Penguin Classics (June 1, 2003)
9780142437612 | details & prices | 5.00 × 7.50 × 0.25 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $15.00
About: Tommy Wilhelm tries to save himself from drowning under the weight of his own existence as his life comes apart around him after failing in his job, marriage, and investments.
With Cynthia Ozick | from Penguin USA (March 1, 1996)
9780140189377 | details & prices | 118 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $12.00
About: This novel is a portrait of one day in the life of Tommy Wilhelm, a man on the brink of despair.
from Avon Books (June 1, 1977)
9780380016495 | details & prices | List price $2.95
With Eliza Lee Follen | Reprint edition from Viking Pr 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.25 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $10.95
This edition also contains Travellers' Stories: Easyread Super Large 24pt Edition
About: 118p paperback, nice clean copy
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781455115211 Book cover for 9781455115228
 
With Grover Gardner (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (November 1, 2011)
9781455115211 | details & prices | 5.50 × 6.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $24.95
About: Can one man come to terms with his past in one of the greatest short novels ever written?
Mp3 una edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (November 1, 2011)
9781455115228 | details & prices | List price $19.95
Prebinding
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from Turtleback Books (May 27, 2003)
9781417629466 | details & prices | 5.50 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $25.75
About: Tommy Wilhelm tries to save himself from drowning under the weight of his own existence as his life comes apart around him after failing in his job, marriage, and investments.

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