The Natural (First Edition)

R 600.00  

Author: Bernard Malamud
Publisher: Eyre and Spottiswoode (1963)
Edition: First Edition
Book Condition: Very Good. Blue cloth cover with gold and red lettering on the spne. The edges of the boards have some light wear with a few small dents along the bottom edge of the rear board. Two red lines have been drawn across the bottom page-edges of the book. There is a tiny crease along the top corner of 3 of the pages, and a small crease along the top edge of another. Else, internally clean and well bound.
Dust Jacket Condition: The back of the dust jacket is lightly rubbed and there are a few small marks on the front of the wrapper. Minor wear to the edges of the DJ, but no chips or tears.
Despite these small cosmetic defects, it is still a very presentable copy.
Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 248
Dimensions: 20.5 x 14 x 2.5 cm

Weight: 0.45 kg

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Bernard Malamud's first novel, The Natural was published in 1952. It is also the first - and some would say still the best - novel ever written about baseball.

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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