Saul Bellow  Saul Bellow

Mr. Sammler's Planet

Publisher: The Viking Press
Publication Date: 1970
Hardcover: 313 pages
Edition: First Edition

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First Edition Identification Points

• States “First Published in 1970 by The Viking Press, Inc.” on the copyright page with no additional printings listed.

• The price, $6.95, appears at the top of the front flap.

From the Publisher

A tall old man, blind in one eye, born in Cracow but with Oxonian manners and the face of a British Museum reader, strides lightly and recklessly, rolled umbrella pointing, through the pages of Saul Bellow's novel.

Mr Arthur Sammler, who looks back on the civilized pleasures of England in the twenties and thirties, on an acquaintance with Bloomsbury and H.G. Wells, but also on the concentration camps, the war and a mass execution ditch in Poland, is above all a man who has lasted.