by Jack Engelhard
Published under CCB Publishing's literary imprint
DayRay Literary Press
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Praise received for Indecent Proposal
Reviewers have called it "powerful" and "brilliant." Newly released for its 25th anniversary edition,
Jack Engelhard's novel Indecent Proposal has found its place alongside such classics as
Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and Tolstoy's Anna Karenina. Indecent Proposal
remains one of the most widely-read and discussed novels around the world, due to the strong writing and
riches that include a moral dilemma for the ages. The novel was translated into more than 22 languages,
and Hollywood produced a mega-hit movie based on this book starring Robert Redford and Demi Moore. The
novel stands as a remarkable achievement from a great and legendary novelist.
Though Hollywood only skimmed the surface of Engelhard's masterpiece, the theme is eternal, even
biblical - temptation! The plot has riveted the world's readers and moviegoers. A destitute couple tries
their luck in an Atlantic City casino. The wife, Joan, is utterly gorgeous. She attracts the attention
of an oil rich sultan who can buy anything he sets his eyes on. Can he buy people? Can he "buy" Joan?
What would you do for a million dollars?
“Precise, almost clinical language...is this book fun to read? You betcha!”
- The New York Times
“The prose is vivid, cool and muscular, the story is great. In all, the fine tension between desire and
high moral principal make Indecent Proposal a well-crafted book...well-wrought characters,
exhilarating pace...it's beautifully written.”
- The Philadelphia Inquirer
“A gut-wrenching study on love, money and trust.”
- National Public Radio (NPR)
“Written with the sparseness of Hemingway but the moral intensity of I. B. Singer.”
About the Author
- Michael Foster, author of Three in Love (HarperCollins)
Contemporaries have hailed novelist Jack Engelhard as “the last Hemingway” and of being “a writer without peer
and the conscience of us all.” The New York Times commended the economy of his prose... “precise, almost
clinical language.” His bestselling novel Indecent Proposal made him internationally famous as the foremost
chronicler of moral dilemmas and of topics dealing with temptation. Works that followed won him an even greater
following, such as Escape From Mount Moriah, his book of memoirs that won awards for writing and for film.
His latest novel Compulsive draws us into the mind of a compulsive gambler in a work stunningly brilliant
and original, and seductively readable. Engelhard writes a weekly column for The Washington Times.
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