The Natural (Vintage Classics)

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This is a book about heroism - of sorts. Roy Hobbs has an immense natural gift for playing baseball. He could become one of the great ones of the game, a player unmatched in his time - a hero. But his first hard-won big chance ends violently, at the hands of a crazy girl, and then it is years before he gets another shot. At last, in a few short seasons, or never, he must achieve the towering reputation that he feels is his right.

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"A rich original of the first rank" (Saul Bellow)

"One of the best writers in the English language... His work embeds itself into one's consciousness and refuses to be dislodged" ( Sunday Times)

" The Natural by Bernard Malamud shows the agony, destruction and pathos that come often with great sports talent" (Sid Waddell, sports commentator Independent)

"This book established that we could have a serious adult baseball novel by playing with the parallels between mythical elements in the game and mythical elements in literature" ( Chicago Tribune)

"Bernard Malamud's The Natural that still leads the field [for novels about baseball]. It is one of the landmarks of a period in US fiction when Jewish novelists dominated the scene with work of the highest ambition" ( Metro)

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A baseball player struggling with a god-given gift and human passions is given a second chance to become what he always dreamed he could be: the best there ever was.

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