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The adventures of Augie March

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This grand-scale heroic comedy tells the story of the exuberant young Augie, a poor Chicago boy growing up during the Depression. While his neighborhood friends all settle down into their various chosen professions, Augie, as particular as an aristocrat, demands a special destiny. He latches on to a wild succession of occupations, proudly rejecting each one as too limiting. It is not until he tangles with a glamorous perfectionist named Thea, a huntress with a trained eagle, that his independence is seriously threatened. Luckily, his nature, like the eagle's, breaks down under the strain. He goes on to recruit himself to even more outlandish projects but always ducks out in time to continue improvising his unconventional career.

With a jaunty sense of humor embedded in a serious moral view, Bellow's story both celebrates and satirizes the irrepressible American spirit.

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Grouped Work ID f7905a34-21b9-7fe2-e31d-53102859fe0b
Grouping Title adventures of augie march
Grouping Author bellow saul
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-02-13 06:03:36AM
Last Indexed 2019-02-18 04:41:10AM

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accelerated_reader_interest_level UG
accelerated_reader_point_value 42
accelerated_reader_reading_level 6.8
auth_author2 Parker, Tom.
author Bellow, Saul.
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display_description Augie is a poor but exuberant boy growing up in Chicago during the Depression. While his friends all settle into chosen professions, Augie demands a special destiny. He tests out a wild succession of occupations, proudly rejecting each as too limiting-until he tangles with the glamorous perfectionist Thea.
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owning_library_santafe Santa Fe Public Library
owning_location_santafe Main Library, Oliver La Farge Branch
primary_isbn 9780140281606
publishDate 1999, 2007
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series Penguin great books of the 20th century
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subject_facet Americans -- Mexico -- Fiction, Bildungsromans, Chicago (Ill.) -- Fiction, Depressions -- Fiction, Domestic fiction, Failure (Psychology) -- Fiction, Mexico -- Fiction, Picaresque literature, Young men -- Fiction
title_display The adventures of Augie March
title_full The adventures of Augie March / Saul Bellow, The adventures of Augie March [electronic resource] / Saul Bellow
title_short The adventures of Augie March
topic_facet Americans, Depressions, Failure (Psychology), Young men