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The Demon

Written by Hubert Selby

Part of the Penguin Modern Classics Series

The Demon Synopsis

Harry White is the man other men want to be: admired by his peers, talented, rich, and desired by countless women. His steady rise to a position of unprecedented influence in a New York investment firm seems inevitable to those who know him, and on the way he acquires a beautiful wife and children. But with every achievement the desire to destroy what is his grows stronger. A demon within drives him to sexual excess, petty crime and eventually murder. The Demon explores the dark side of a man's ambitions with unflinching determination. Harry White's story is a gripping twentieth-century tragedy.

The Demon Press Reviews

A major author of a stature with William Burroughs and Joseph Heller * Los Angeles Times * Selby's place is in the front rank of American novelists ... to understand his work is to understand the anguish of America. * The New York Times Book Review *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141195643
Publication date: 25th August 2011
Author: Hubert Selby
Publisher: Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 288 pages

About Hubert Selby

Hubert Selby, Jr. was born in Brooklyn in 1928. At the age of 15, he dropped out of school and went to sea with the merchant marines. While at sea he was diagnosed with lung disease. With no other way to make a living, he decided to try writing: 'I knew the alphabet. Maybe I could be a writer.' In 1964 he completed his first book, Last Exit to Brooklyn, which has since become a cult classic. In 1966, it was the subject of an obscenity trial in the UK. His other books include The Room, The Demon, Requiem for a Dream, Song ...

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