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Henderson the Rain King

Bellow, Saul (Book - 2012)
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"It blazes as fiercly and scintillatingly as a forest fire. There is life here; a great rage to live more fully. In this it is a giant among novels." (San Francisco Examiner)

Saul Bellow evokes all the rich colors and exotic customs of a highly imaginary Africa in this acclaimed comic novel about a middle-aged American millionaire who, seeking a new, more rewarding life, descends upon an African tribe. Henderson’s awesome feats of strength and his unbridled passion for life win him the admiration of the tribe?but it is his gift for making rain that turns him from mere hero into messiah. A hilarious, often ribald story, Henderson the Rain King is also a profound look at the forces that drive a man through life.

This Penguin Classics edition contains an introduction by Adam Kirsch.

For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 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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A middle-aged American millionaire goes to Africa in search of a more meaningful life and receives the adoration of an African tribe that believes he has a gift for rainmaking.

Authors: Bellow, Saul
Statement of Responsibility: Saul Bellow ; introduction by Adam Kirsch
Title: Henderson the rain king
Publisher: New York : Penguin Classics, c2012
Characteristics: xix, 330 p. ; 20 cm
Subject Headings: Americans Africa Fiction Africa Fiction
Genre/Form: Humorous fiction
Fables
Topical Term: Americans
LCCN: 2012031268
ISBN: 9780143105480
0143105485
Branch Call Number: CLASSICS FIC B
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