The Natural by Bernard Malamud

The book tells the story of a baseball prodigy named Roy Hobbs, whose career is almost ended when a mysterious woman shoots him. After years of recovery, he returns to the game as a middle-aged rookie and leads his team to the top of the league. However, his past mistakes and personal flaws lead to his downfall. The novel explores themes of heroism, fate, and the American Dream.

The 2654th greatest book of all time


Published
1952
Nationality
American
Type
Fiction
Pages
231-237
Words
72,000
Original Language
English

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