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American Trilogy 1: American Pastoral
By: Roth, PhilipShare

Language: English

Softcover

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

Here is Philip Roth’s masterpiece—an elegy for the American century’s promises of prosperity, civic order, and domestic bliss. Roth’s protagonist is Swede Levov, a legendary athlete at his Newark high school, who grows up in the booming postwar years to marry a former Miss New Jersey, inherit his father’s glove factory, and move into a stone house in the idyllic hamlet of Old Rimrock. And then one day in 1968, Swede’s beautiful American luck deserts him.

For Swede’s adored daughter, Merry, has grown from a loving, quick-witted girl into a sullen, fanatical teenager—a teenager capable of an outlandishly savage act of political terrorism. And overnight Swede is wrenched out of the longed-for American pastoral and into the indigenous American berserk. Compulsively readable, propelled by sorrow, rage, and a deep compassion for its characters, American Pastoral gives us Philip Roth at the height of his powers.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

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Product Details
By:Roth, Philip
Language:English
Format:Softcover
Pages: 423 pp
Publisher:Vintage International NY 1997
Dimensions:14x20 CM
ISBN-13:9780375701429
Topic:American Literature

American Trilogy 1: American Pastoral
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