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Villages

(2004)
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John Updike's 21st novel describes the life, romantic and otherwise, of Owen Mackenzie. Owen's education at M.I.T. and his successful business take him from the village of his birth, Willow, in eastern Pennsylvania, to Haskells Crossing, in eastern Massachusetts, where he expects to end his days. In the course of this modest life journey, the communal humanity of villages, chiefly embodied in their female citizens, seeks to humanize him, assuaging and chastening his childhood sense of singularity and foreboding. He knows that the quotidian surface holds an abyss of calamity beneath it, but he strives to cling to his dreamlike sense of leading a charmed life, an attempt in which he is encouraged by his two wives, Phyllis and Julia, and a number of other women.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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"The finest novelist writing in english today." - Ian McEwan


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August 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: Villages
Author(s): John Updike
ISBN: 0-375-43518-2 / 978-0-375-43518-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Large Print Publish
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February 2005 : UK Hardback
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Title: Villages (Penguin Essentials)
Author(s): John Updike
ISBN: 0-241-14308-X / 978-0-241-14308-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
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October 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Villages
Author(s): John Updike
ISBN: 1-4000-4290-9 / 978-1-4000-4290-6 (USA edition)
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June 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Villages (Penguin Essentials)
Author(s): John Updike
ISBN: 0-241-98379-7 / 978-0-241-98379-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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June 2010 : Paperback
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Title: VILLAGES
Author(s): JOHN UPDIKE
ISBN: 2757818708 / 978-2757818701
Publisher: POINTS
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February 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Villages
Author(s): John Updike
ISBN: 0-14-102014-8 / 978-0-14-102014-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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October 2005 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Villages
Author(s): John Updike
ISBN: 0-345-48376-6 / 978-0-345-48376-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Inc.
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October 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Villages (EE)
Author(s): John Updike
ISBN: 0-14-102409-7 / 978-0-14-102409-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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September 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Villages: A Novel
Author(s): John Updike
ISBN: 0-345-47731-6 / 978-0-345-47731-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
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January 2004 : USA Paperback

Title: Villages
Author(s): John Updike
ISBN: 0-7394-5216-9 / 978-0-7394-5216-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
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Audio Editions

November 2004 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Villages
Author(s): John Updike
ISBN: 1-4159-1330-7 / 978-1-4159-1330-7 (USA edition)
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October 2004 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Villages
Author(s): John Updike
Publisher: Random House Audio
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October 2004 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Villages
Author(s): John Updike
ISBN: 0-7393-1541-2 / 978-0-7393-1541-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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October 2004 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Villages
Author(s): John Updike
ISBN: 0-7393-1542-0 / 978-0-7393-1542-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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2004 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Villages
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ISBN: 1-4159-1329-3 / 978-1-4159-1329-1 (USA edition)
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December 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Villages: A Novel
Author(s): John Updike
Publisher: Random House
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February 2006 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Villages
Author(s): John Updike
Publisher: Penguin
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