American Pastoral by Philip Roth

American Pastoral is a Philip Roth novel concerning Seymour "Swede" Levov, a Jewish-American businessman and former high school athlete from Newark, New Jersey. Levov's happy and conventional upper middle class life is ruined by the domestic social and political turmoil of the 1960s, which in the novel is described as a manifestation of the "indigenous American berserk".

The 201st greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 5th on The New Classics - 100 Best Reads from 1983 to 2008 (Entertainment Weekly)
  2. - 5th on What Is the Best Work of American Fiction of the Last 25 Years? (New York Times)
  3. - 7th on D. G. Myers’ 50 Greatest English Language Novels (D. G. Myers)
  4. - 8th on The Ideal Library (Book)
  5. - 13th on El Pais Favorite Books of 100 Spanish Authors (El Pais)
  6. - 75th on The 100 Greatest Novels (greatbooksguide.com)
  7. - 99th on The 100 Greatest Novels of All Time: The List (The Observer)
  8. - 113th on The Novel 100: A Ranking of the Greatest Novels of All Time (The Novel 100)
  9. - The 75 Best Books of the Past 75 Years (Parade Magazine)
  10. - Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (Pulitzer Prize)
  11. - The 80 Books Every Man Should Read (Esquire)
  12. - 50 Books to (Re-)Read at 50 (nextavenue)
  13. - From Zero to Well-Read in 100 Books (Jeff O'Neal at Bookriot.com)
  14. - "Best Foreign Work of Fiction" (Transfuge)
  15. - The Dream of the Great American Novel (Book)
  16. - TIME Magazine All Time 100 Novels (TIME Magazine)

Buy This Book

Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
American Pastoral: American Trilogy (1) (Vintage International) Paperback 19329 $6.60 $1.00 1998
American Pastoral Audio CD 1962823 $765.32 $67.69 2006
American Pastoral (Nathan Zuckerman) Kindle Edition 30017 $9.99 1997
Pastoral americana (Spanish Edition) Kindle Edition 751053 $6.99 2011
Pastoral Americana (Contemporanea (Debolsillo)) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 1327944 $6.25 $5.00 2013
American Pastoral Hardcover 3425905 $85.40 $0.98
By Philip Roth American Pastoral (First Edition) Hardcover 189462 $77.91 $4.03 1997
American Pastoral Paperback 1820692 $6.45 $0.01 2005
American Pastoral Hardcover 300546 $21.68 $2.13 1997
Philip Roth: The American Trilogy (Library of America) Hardcover 260879 $23.62 $12.73 2011
Philip Roth: The American Trilogy (Library of America) Hardcover 1639426 $37.38 $25.92 2011
Pastoral americana / American Pastoral (Spanish Edition) Paperback 2565538 $18.20 $24.43 2010