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In the Beauty of the Lilies

(1996)
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"IT WILL LEAVE YOU STUNNED AND BREATHLESS. . . . With grand ambition, [Updike] not only tracks the fortunes and falls of an American family through four generations and eight decades but also creates a shimmering, celluloid portrait of the whole century as viewed through the metaphor of the movies."

--Miami Herald



"AN IMPORTANT AND IMPRESSIVE NOVEL: a novel that not only shows how we live today, but also how we got there. . . . A book that forces us to reassess the American Dream and the crucial role that faith (and the longing for faith) has played in shaping the national soul."

--The New York Times



"STIRRING AND CAPTIVATING AND BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN . . . [This] new novel displays a depth and a narrative confidence that make one sigh with sweet anticipation. This is the Updike of the Rabbit books, who can take you uphill and down with his grace of vision, his gossamer language, and his merciful, ironic glance at the misery of the human condition. "

--The Boston Globe



"AWESOME . . . Updike's genius, his place beside Hawthorne and Nabokov have never been more assured, or chilling."

--The New Yorker



"POWERFUL."

--The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

August 1997 : USA Hardback

Title: In Beauty of the Lilies
Author(s): John Updike
ISBN: 0-517-19361-2 / 978-0-517-19361-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Value Publishing
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January 1997 : USA Library Binding
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Title: In the Beauty of the Lilies
Author(s): John Updike
ISBN: 1-4177-1419-0 / 978-1-4177-1419-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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June 1996 : USA Hardback
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Title: In the Beauty of the Lilies: A Novel (G. K. Hall Large Print Book Series)
Author(s): John Updike
ISBN: 0-7838-1721-5 / 978-0-7838-1721-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: G K Hall & Co
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April 1996 : UK Hardback
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Title: In the Beauty of the Lilies
Author(s): John Updike
ISBN: 0-241-13653-9 / 978-0-241-13653-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
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January 1996 : USA Hardback
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Title: In the Beauty of the Lilies
Author(s): John Updike
ISBN: 0-679-44640-0 / 978-0-679-44640-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
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Paperback Editions

June 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: In the Beauty of the Lilies (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): John Updike
ISBN: 0-14-118857-X / 978-0-14-118857-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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March 1997 : UK Paperback
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Title: In the Beauty of the Lilies (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): John Updike
ISBN: 0-14-025589-3 / 978-0-14-025589-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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January 1997 : USA Paperback
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Title: In the Beauty of the Lilies: A Novel
Author(s): John Updike
ISBN: 0-449-91121-7 / 978-0-449-91121-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
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September 1996 : UK Paperback
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Title: In the Beauty of the Lilies
Author(s): John Updike
ISBN: 0-14-025588-5 / 978-0-14-025588-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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September 1996 : USA Paperback
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Title: In the Beauty of the Lilies
Author(s): John Updike
ISBN: 0-449-22551-8 / 978-0-449-22551-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fawcett Books
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January 1996 : USA Paperback
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Title: In the Beauty of Lillies
Author(s): John Updike
ISBN: 0-449-22490-2 / 978-0-449-22490-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fawcett Books
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Kindle Editions

July 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: In the Beauty of the Lilies: A Novel
Author(s): John Updike
Publisher: Random House
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June 2006 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: In the Beauty of the Lilies (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): John Updike
Publisher: Penguin
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