First Edition of Saul Bellow's The Victim
Item Number: 88346
New York: The Vanguard Press, 1947.
First edition of the author’s second novel. Octavo, original black cloth. An excellent example in a near fine dust jacket.
Looking back at his first two novels later in his career, Bellow "distanced himself from them by calling Dangling Man his M.A. and The Victim his Ph.D." Like many of his works, the protagonist is a young Jewish man. In a New York heat wave he is accosted in the park by a stranger who accuses him of ruining his life. "The best novel to come out of America-or England-for a generation" (The New York Review of Books).