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Novels, 1968-1975

(2020)
Couples / Rabbit Redux / a Month of Sundays
An omnibus of novels by

 
 
Library of America's definitive Updike edition continues with three masterful novels on the joys and the discontents of the sexual revolution

Here for the first time in one volume are three of John Updike's most essential novels--the scandalous Couples, the brilliant Rabbit Redux, and the uproarious A Month of Sundays--which together form an unforgettable triptych of the social turbulence that roiled America from the Kennedy to the Nixon years. Written with the grace, verve, and style of one of literature's most sophisticated entertainers, these books not only reveal Updike's genius in characterization and his formal versatility as a novelist but also delve into the complexities of sex and marriage, social class and personal morality, and the difficult quandaries of the flesh and the spirit. As a special feature the volume also presents two short pieces that shed light on the novels and the tale "Couples: A Short Story," the origin of the novel of the same name, written in 1963 but deemed unsuitable for publication by The New Yorker.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

January 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: John Updike: Novels 1968-1975 (LOA #326): Couples / Rabbit Redux / A Month of Sundays (Library of America John Updike Edition)
Author(s): John Updike
ISBN: 1-59853-649-4 / 978-1-59853-649-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Library of America
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