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The Adventures of Augie March Summary
Saul Bellow

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The Adventures of Augie March Summary

Plot Summary

The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow is the fictitious memoirs of a Chicagoan raised in poverty, rising to be the protégé of wealthy people, participating in petty crime, nearly marrying an heiress, working as a union organizer, following a woman to Mexico on a harebrained scheme, and narrowly surviving World War II in the Merchant Marine. His life passes looking for greener pastures and seeking his true self.

Born and raised in somber Chicago on relief, Augie March is an "easy touch for friendships" but not cut out for academics. His first break comes when he is hired by the crippled tycoon William Einhorn only to lose the position in the Depression. He next becomes the protégé of the controlling Mrs. Renling, through whom he meets and falls in love with beautiful Esther Fenchel, who rejects him, and becomes the object of her sister...

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