9780613694315

The Natural (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Malamud, Bernard

ISBN 10: 0613694317 / 0-613-69431-7
ISBN 13: 9780613694315
Publisher: Turtleback
Publication Date: 2003

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Synopsis:
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Uses the fanatical and aggressive world of professional baseball to mirror contemporary society.

Review:
Roy Hobbs, the protagonist of The Natural, makes the mistake of pronouncing aloud his dream: to be the best there ever was. Such hubris, of course, invites divine intervention, but the brilliance of Bernard Malamud's novel is the second chance it offers its hero, elevating him--and his story--into the realm of myth.

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