Most widely held works about John Updike
Most widely held works by John Updike
Rabbit, run by John Updike ( Book )
306 editions published between 1960 and 2010 in 21 languages and held by 4,251 libraries worldwide
Twenty-two-year-old Rabbit Angstrom is a salesman in a local department store, father of a preschool-age son, and husband to an alcoholic wife who was his second-best high school sweetheart. The squalor and tragedy of their lives reminds us that salvation is a personal undertaking.
Rabbit is rich by John Updike ( Book )
150 editions published between 1960 and 2010 in 18 languages and held by 4,066 libraries worldwide
John Updike continues to probe the yearning, frustration and pain of suburban America in this third encounter with the Angstroms, Harry (Rabbit), Janice, and their son, Nelson.
Rabbit at rest by John Updike ( Book )
106 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in 12 languages and held by 3,959 libraries worldwide
"Ex-basketball player Harry 'Rabbit' Angstrom has acquired heart trouble, a Florida condo and a second grandchild. His son, Nelson, is behaving erratically and his wife, Janice, decides in mid-life to become a working girl. As, through the winter, spring and summer of 1989, Reagan's debt-ridden, AIDS-plagued America yields to that of George Bush, Rabbit explores the bleak terrain of late middle age, looking for reasons to live."
The witches of Eastwick by John Updike ( Book )
153 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in 20 languages and held by 3,852 libraries worldwide
Alexandra, Jane, and Sukie ply their individual witcheries in contemporary Eastwick, Rhode Island, and are themselves bewitched by a dark, wealthy, decadent stranger.
Rabbit redux by John Updike ( Book )
145 editions published between 1971 and 2010 in 20 languages and held by 3,755 libraries worldwide
Harry Angstrom finds his dreary life shattered by the infidelity of his wife, Janice.
Terrorist by John Updike ( Book )
125 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 24 languages and held by 3,349 libraries worldwide
Ahmad, threatened by the hedonistic society around him, gets involved in a plot, with reverberations that rouse the Department of Homeland Security.
In the beauty of the lilies by John Updike ( Book )
64 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in 11 languages and held by 3,348 libraries worldwide
John Updike's seventeenth novel begins in 1910, and traces God's relation to four generations of an American family, beginning with Clarence Wilmot, a Presbyterian clergyman in Paterson, New Jersey. He loses his faith, and becomes an encyclopedia salesman and a motion-picture addict. The remainder of Clarence's family moves to the small town of Basingstoke, Delaware, where his cautious son, Teddy, becomes a mailman. Faithless himself, Teddy marries a good Methodist girl and begets Esther, whose prayers are always answered; she becomes an object of worship, a twentieth-century goddess. Her neglected son, Clark, makes his way back to the fiery fundamentals of Protestant piety. The novel ends in 1990, in Lower Branch, Colorado, and on television. Taking its title from the "Battle-Hymn of the Republic," In the Beauty of the Lilies spins one saga, one wandering tapestry thread, of the American Century.
The coup by John Updike ( Book )
82 editions published between 1978 and 2006 in 14 languages and held by 3,230 libraries worldwide
Updike presents the story of a fictitious modern African state called Kush, narrated tongue-in-cheek by Kush's exiled president, Colonel Felix Ellellou.
The centaur by John Updike ( Book )
169 editions published between 1962 and 2009 in 23 languages and held by 3,185 libraries worldwide
A retelling of the myth of Chiron, who gave up his immortality on behalf of Prometheus. Set in 1947 Pennsylvania.
S by John Updike ( Book )
79 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in 17 languages and held by 3,096 libraries worldwide
New Englander Sarah Worth goes west to join a Hindu commune in Arizona. There she mingles with the other sannyasins (pilgrims) in the difficult attempt to subdue ego and achieve salvation and release from illusion.
Couples by John Updike ( Book )
199 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in 25 languages and held by 3,000 libraries worldwide
Follows the lives of a group of couples in an upperclass Boston suburb through their parties, recreations, child neglect, and wife-swapping.
Roger's version by John Updike ( Book )
78 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in 17 languages and held by 2,947 libraries worldwide
Divinity professor, Roger Lambert, is visited by Dale Kohler, an earnest young student who wants a grant to prove the existance of God by computer. The visit disrupts Roger's ordinary existence, bringing many complications to his life.
A child's calendar by John Updike ( Book )
24 editions published between 1965 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 2,853 libraries worldwide
A collection of twelve poems describing the activities in a child's life and the changes in the weather as the year moves from January to December.
A month of Sundays by John Updike ( Book )
77 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in 9 languages and held by 2,821 libraries worldwide
The confessions of a clergyman.
Pigeon feathers, and other stories by John Updike ( Book )
91 editions published between 1959 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 2,768 libraries worldwide
"These stories 'are filled with gentle humor and irony. Youth, marriage, and family life provide most of the themes." Cinncinnati Public Libr.
Brazil by John Updike ( Book )
85 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in 16 languages and held by 2,750 libraries worldwide
John Updike's sixteenth novel takes place in a stylized Brazil where almost anything is possible, if you are young and in love. Tristao Raposo, a nineteen-year-old black child of the Rio slums, and Isabel Leme, an eighteen-year-old upper-class white girl, meet on Copacabana Beach; their flight into marriage takes them to the farthest reaches of Brazil's wild west. Privation, violence, captivity, and reversals of fortune afflict them; his mother curses them, her father harries them with hirelings, and neither lover is absolutely faithful. Yet Tristao and Isabel hold to the faith that each is the other's fate for life, as they pass - in Shakespeare's phrase - "through nature to eternity." Spanning twenty-two years, from the mid-Sixties to the late Eighties, Brazil surprises and embraces the reader with its celebration of passion, loyalty, and New World innocence.
Seek my face by John Updike ( Book )
62 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 11 languages and held by 2,583 libraries worldwide
During an interview with a New York writer, seventy-nine-year-old artist Hope Chafetz describes her eventful life and her integral place in the saga of postwar American art.
The widows of Eastwick by John Updike ( Book )
41 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 2,538 libraries worldwide
Alexandra, Jane, and Sukie return to the old Rhode Island seaside town where they indulged in wicked mischief under the influence of the diabolical Darryl Van Horne. Darryl is gone, and their lovers of the time have aged or died, but enchantment remains in the familiar streets and scenery of the village, where they enjoyed their lusty primes as free and empowered women. And, among the local citizenry, there are still those who remember them, and wish them ill. How they cope with the lingering traces of their evil deeds, the shocks of a mysterious counterspell, and the advancing inroads of old age are at the heart of Updike's delightful, ominous sequel.--From publisher description.
Villages by John Updike ( Book )
72 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in 14 languages and held by 2,501 libraries worldwide
"John Updike's twenty-first novel, a bildungsroman, follows its hero, Owen Mackenzie, from his birth in the semi-rural Pennsylvania town of Willow to his retirement in the rather geriatric community of Hasskells Crossing, Massachusetts. In between these two settlements comes Middle Falls, Connecticut, where Owen, an early computer programmer, founds with a partner, Ed Mervine, the successful firm of E-O Data, which is housed in an old gun factory on the Chunkaunkabaug River. Owen's education (Bildung) is not merely technical but liberal, as the humanity of his three villages, especially that of their female citizens, works to disengage him from his youthful innocence. As a child he early felt an abyss of calamity beneath the sunny surface quotidian, yet also had a dreamlike sense of leading a charmed existence. The women of his life, including his wives, Phyllis and Julia, shed what light they can."--BOOK JACKET.
The poorhouse fair by John Updike ( Book )
124 editions published between 1944 and 2009 in 13 languages and held by 2,472 libraries worldwide
"On the third Wednesday of every August the inhabitants of a mansion-turned-poorhouse in central New Jersey hold their annual fair; this novel describes a fair that occurs about twenty years from now, , when the United States itself is heading downhill....While 'The Poorhouse Fair,' insofar as it regrets the decline of patriotism, handcraft, and religion, carries a conservative message, its technique is unorthodox; without so much regard for fictional conventions, the author attempts to locate, in the ambiguous area between farce and melodrama, reality's own tone."
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