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Buchanan Dying

(1974)
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* New foreword by the author Praise for the original edition of Buchanan Dying "Buchanan Dying is an abundant, even opulent, creative act . . . very often Mr. Updike's fantastic talent for mimicry produces quite marvelous results." -Arthur Schlesinger Jr., The Atlantic Monthly "Using the excuse of 19th Century speech, Updike has indulged his love of beautiful, ornate prose; we can sink deep into sentences balanced like mobiles and turned like pots on the wheel." -Joyce B. Markle, The Chicago Tribune To the list of John Updike's well-intentioned protagonists-Rabbit Angstrom, George Caldwell, Piet Hanema, Henry Bech-add James Buchanan, of Pennsylvania, the harried fifteenth President of the United States (1857-1861). In a play meant to be read, Buchanan, on his death bed, relives his political and private lives. A wide-ranging afterword rounds out the dramatic portrait of one of America's lesser known and least appreciated leaders. For this edition Updike has written a new foreword, discussing the two productions of the play and the historical context in which it was written.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

April 2000 : USA Hardback
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Title: Buchanan Dying : A Play
Author(s): John Updike
ISBN: 0-8117-0238-3 / 978-0-8117-0238-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Stackpole Books
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November 1974 : UK Hardback
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Title: Buchanan Dying
Author(s): John Updike
ISBN: 0-233-96564-5 / 978-0-233-96564-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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Paperback Editions

April 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Buchanan Dying: A Play
Author(s): John Updike
ISBN: 0-8129-8490-0 / 978-0-8129-8490-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
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April 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Buchanan Dying: A Play
Author(s): John Updike
Publisher: Random House
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