Bernard Malamud The Assistant: A Novel

ISBN 13: 9780374504847

The Assistant: A Novel

3.88 avg rating
( 8,905 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780374504847: The Assistant: A Novel
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

The Assistant, Bernard Malamud's second novel, originally published in 1957, is the story of Morris Bober, a grocer in postwar Brooklyn, who "wants better" for himself and his family. First two robbers appear and hold him up; then things take a turn for the better when broken-nosed Frank Alpine becomes his assistant. But there are complications: Frank, whose reaction to Jews is ambivalent, falls in love with Helen Bober; at the same time he begins to steal from the store.

Like Malamud's best stories, this novel unerringly evokes an immigrant world of cramped circumstances and great expectations. Malamud defined the immigrant experience in a way that has proven vital for several generations of writers.

"His best novel . . . The Assistant is as tightly written as a prose poem." --Morris Dickstein in Leopards in the Temple: The Transformation of American Fiction 1945-1970

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Publisher:

"The Assistant", by Pulitzer Prize-recipient Bernard Malamud, is considered an American literary classic. A real find for lovers of literature, praised by the Jewish Theological Seminary and Jewish Book World.

From the Back Cover:

Bernard Malamud was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on April 26, 1914, the son of Jewish immigrants from Russia. By his death in 1986, he had won the Pulitzer Prize and twice won the National Book Award and his books (such as "The Fixer", "The Natural") and stories (such as "The Angel Levine," "The Jewbird") had become American classics. "The Assistant," published in 1957, represents this great writer's belief in the noble drama of everyday lives and the universality of the Jewish experience.

George Guidall, winner of the 1999 "AUDIE", the audio publishing industry's highest honor, has recorded more than 500 books on tape. They range from Dostoyevsky's "Crime and Punishment" to present-day best sellers. He has also spent 30 years in the theater as an actor, director and teacher. He replaced Eli Wallach in "Caf Crown" and played the lead in Neil Simon's "Chapter Two." Television audiences have frequently seen Mr. Guidall on "Law and Order."

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780857890979: The Assistant

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0857890972 ISBN 13:  9780857890979
Publisher: Atlantic Books, 2014
Softcover

9780374106447: The Assistant

Farrar..., 1957
Hardcover

9780380514748: The Assistant

Avon B..., 1991
Softcover

9780440103868: Assistant

Dell P..., 1971
Softcover

9780783803647: The Assistant (THORNDIKE PRESS LARGE PRINT PERENNIAL BESTSELLERS SERIES)

G K Ha..., 1998
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Malamud, Bernard
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2003-07-07 (2003)
ISBN 10: 0374504849 ISBN 13: 9780374504847
New Paperback Quantity Available: 19
Seller:
Ebooksweb
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2003-07-07, 2003. Paperback. Condition: New. 0. 0374504849. Seller Inventory # Z0374504849ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 7.95
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Malamud, Bernard
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN 10: 0374504849 ISBN 13: 9780374504847
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Best Bates
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Farrar, Straus and Giroux. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0374504849. Seller Inventory # Z0374504849ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 8.01
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Malamud, Bernard
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN 10: 0374504849 ISBN 13: 9780374504847
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Booklot
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Farrar, Straus and Giroux. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0374504849. Seller Inventory # Z0374504849ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 8.01
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Malamud, Bernard
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN 10: 0374504849 ISBN 13: 9780374504847
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
booksXpress
(Freehold, NJ, U.S.A.)

Book Description Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9780374504847

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 11.67
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Bernard Malamud; Introduction by Jonathan Rosen
Published by MacMillan Publishers
ISBN 10: 0374504849 ISBN 13: 9780374504847
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)

Book Description MacMillan Publishers. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 0374504849

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 8.32
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Unknown, Unknown; Malamud, Bernard
ISBN 10: 0374504849 ISBN 13: 9780374504847
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 1171245-n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 9.61
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.64
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Bernard Malamud
Published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc, United States (2010)
ISBN 10: 0374504849 ISBN 13: 9780374504847
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc, United States, 2010. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. The Assistant, Bernard Malamud's second novel, originally published in 1957, is the story of Morris Bober, a grocer in postwar Brooklyn, who "wants better" for himself and his family. First two robbers appear and hold him up; then things take a turn for the better when broken-nosed Frank Alpine becomes his assistant. But there are complications: Frank, whose reaction to Jews is ambivalent, falls in love with Helen Bober; at the same time he begins to steal from the store.Like Malamud's best stories, this novel unerringly evokes an immigrant world of cramped circumstances and great expectations. Malamud defined the immigrant experience in a way that has proven vital for several generations of writers."His best novel . . . The Assistant is as tightly written as a prose poem." --Morris Dickstein in Leopards in the Temple: The Transformation of American Fiction 1945-1970. Seller Inventory # ABZ9780374504847

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 13.03
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Bernard Malamud
Published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc, United States (2010)
ISBN 10: 0374504849 ISBN 13: 9780374504847
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc, United States, 2010. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. The Assistant, Bernard Malamud's second novel, originally published in 1957, is the story of Morris Bober, a grocer in postwar Brooklyn, who "wants better" for himself and his family. First two robbers appear and hold him up; then things take a turn for the better when broken-nosed Frank Alpine becomes his assistant. But there are complications: Frank, whose reaction to Jews is ambivalent, falls in love with Helen Bober; at the same time he begins to steal from the store.Like Malamud's best stories, this novel unerringly evokes an immigrant world of cramped circumstances and great expectations. Malamud defined the immigrant experience in a way that has proven vital for several generations of writers."His best novel . . . The Assistant is as tightly written as a prose poem." --Morris Dickstein in Leopards in the Temple: The Transformation of American Fiction 1945-1970. Seller Inventory # ABZ9780374504847

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 13.20
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Bernard Malamud
Published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc, United States (2010)
ISBN 10: 0374504849 ISBN 13: 9780374504847
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc, United States, 2010. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. The Assistant, Bernard Malamud's second novel, originally published in 1957, is the story of Morris Bober, a grocer in postwar Brooklyn, who "wants better" for himself and his family. First two robbers appear and hold him up; then things take a turn for the better when broken-nosed Frank Alpine becomes his assistant. But there are complications: Frank, whose reaction to Jews is ambivalent, falls in love with Helen Bober; at the same time he begins to steal from the store.Like Malamud's best stories, this novel unerringly evokes an immigrant world of cramped circumstances and great expectations. Malamud defined the immigrant experience in a way that has proven vital for several generations of writers."His best novel . . . The Assistant is as tightly written as a prose poem." --Morris Dickstein in Leopards in the Temple: The Transformation of American Fiction 1945-1970. Seller Inventory # BTE9780374504847

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 13.46
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Malamud, Bernard
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN 10: 0374504849 ISBN 13: 9780374504847
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Farrar, Straus and Giroux. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0374504849 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Seller Inventory # NATARAJB1FI1298995

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 10.20
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book