The Natural (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Malamud, Bernard

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

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

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.