The Great American Novel by Philip Roth buy used Used & Rare price $8.67 new from$13.68 shop with confidence SPECIAL SHIPPING CONSIDERATIONS FOR USED & RARE ITEMS. Please see the special considerations for shipping Used & Rare items, including extended delivery times, possible import duties & taxes. Delivered in 3-5 weeks Publisher: Vintage Condition: The following ISBNs are associated with this title: ISBN - 10:0679749063 ISBN - 13:9780679749066 Seller Comments: Very Good-Book has front corner tear. Fast Shipping, Excellent Customer Service. From the Publisher Gil Gamesh, the only pitcher who ever literally tried to kill the umpire. The ex-con first baseman, John Baal, "The Babe Ruth of the Big House," who never hit a home run sober. If you''ve never heard of them—or of the Ruppert Mundys, the only homeless big-league ball team in American history—it''s because of the Communist plot, and the capitalist scandal, that expunged the entire Patriot League from baseball memory.In this ribald, richly imagined, and wickedly satiric novel, Roth turns baseball''s status as national pastime and myth into an occasion for unfettered picaresque farce, replete with heroism and perfidy, ebullient wordplay and a cast of characters that includes the House Un-American Activities Committee.