Title Profile & Character Information

The Adventures of Augie March

Annotation
"The Adventures of Augie March" set the stage for Bellow's Nobel Prize Award in 1976 and established him as a crucial voice that demanded to be heard. Fifty years later, it remains the best loved of Bellow's works as new readers discover this vital, truly American masterpiece.

Characters
NameMarch, Augie
GenderMale
TraitJewish

GenreSociological
Historical
Fiction
Picaresque
TopicsSingle mothers
Working classes
Family relationships
Economic depression
Young men
Success
SettingChicago, Illinois
Urban