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Considered by many to be the greatest baseball novel ever written, this classic morality tale features one of the most memorable characters in all of literature, Roy Hobbs — a talented athlete whose promising career is derailed by a youthful indiscretion.When Roy makes a comeback as an aging player, his struggle to achieve greatness in the midst of recreant temptations becomes the subject of an epic story about our national need for heroes and our simultaneous desire to see them fail.

About the Author

Bernard Malamud was born to Russian immigrant parents in Brooklyn, New York, in 1914. His story collection, The Magic Barrel, won the National Book Award in 1958. The Fixer, a novel, won him another National Book Award in 1967, as well as the Pulitzer Prize. His other books include The Tenants, A New Life, Dubin's Lives, The Assistant, and The Natural, which was made into a highly successful motion picture directed by Barry Levinson and starring Robert Redford.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060958299
Author:
Malamud, Bernard
Publisher:
Perennial
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Baseball players
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Description:
1st Perennial Classics ed.
Series:
Perennial Classics
Series Volume:
no. 135
Publication Date:
20001101
Binding:
Trade Paper
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.02x5.27x.57 in. .40 lbs.

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