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by Updike, John

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Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: Franklin Library, 1994. First Edition. Full Leather. New/No Jacket as Issued. A handsome brown leather Limited First Edition SIGNED by one of America's greatest contemporary writers, John Updike. With gold-gilt cover designs and page edges, and bound-in silk bookmark. In the original shrinkwrap which is torn but has never been removed. Includes an introduction not included in the trade edition. In fine unread condition. John Updike is the recipient of almost every major artistic and literary honor, including the National Medal of the Arts and the Pulitzer Prize for Literature (twice); his most famous novels are "The Centaur," for which he won the National Book Award, "Couples" "The Witches of Eastwick," "Memories of the Ford Administration," and the "Rabbit" books including "Rabbit,Run," "Rabbit Redux," "Rabbit is Rich," for which he also won the Pulitzer Prize along with the 1981 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction and "Rabbit at Rest," for which he won the 1990 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction and the 1991 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. . A significant book by a significant author.


John Updike was born in Shillington, Pennsylvania, in 1932. He graduated from Harvard College in 1954 and spent a year in Oxford, England, at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art. From 1955 to 1957 he was a member of the staff of The New Yorker . His novels have won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Rosenthal Foundation Award, and the William Dean Howells Medal. In 2007 he received the Gold Medal for Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. John Updike died in January 2009.


On May 1 2011, Enoch said:
Worth the read. Well written. Don't want to give the plot away.

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Updike, John
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