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Henderson the Rain King by Saul Bellow

Henderson the Rain King

by Saul Bellow

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Unabridged Edition
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14 Hrs. 5 Min.
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Ranked #21 on Modern Library's list of the 100 Best Novels, Henderson the Rain King's blend of philosophical discourse and comic adventure has helped make it one of Bellow's most enduringly popular works. It is said to be Bellow's own favorite among his books.

Bellow evokes all the rich colour and exotic customs of a highly imaginary Africa in this 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 earn 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.

As an added bonus, when you purchase any of our Audible Modern Vanguard productions of Saul Bellow's books, you'll also get an exclusive Jim Atlas interview added to your library.

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  • Published: July 2009
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: H038904
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