The Great American Novel Book Summary and Study Guide

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THE GREAT AMERICAN NOVEL is a book published by Philip Roth in 1973.

This is the sad story of the Ruppert Mundys, a baseball team of the mythical Patriot League, how they were forced in the year 1943 to play all their games away because their owner sold their home stadium to the U.S. Army.
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The book is an excellent satire of the american society.
The review of this Book prepared by Daniel Staebler

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   humorous Time/era of story    -   1930's-1950's Kind of sport:    -   baseball Sports Story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   sports figure Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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