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Publication Order of Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom Books

Publication Order of Henry Bech Books


Publication Order of Buchanan Books

Buchanan Dying (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Memories of the Ford Administration (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Scarlet Letter Trilogy Books

Publication Order of Maples Stories Collections

Too Far to Go (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Maples Stories (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Eastwick Books

The Witches of Eastwick (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Widows of Eastwick (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Poorhouse Fair (1958)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Centaur (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
Of the Farm (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
Couples (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
Marry Me (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Coup (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Your Lover Just Called (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
More Stately Mansions (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Brazil (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the Beauty of the Lilies (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Toward the End of Time (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gertrude and Claudius (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seek My Face (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Villages (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Terrorist (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Women Who Got Away (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories Books

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

The Same Door, Short Stories (1959)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pigeon Feathers and Other Stories (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
Telephone Poles and Other Poems (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
Olinger Stories (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Music School (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon
Midpoint and Other Poems (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dance of the Solids (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
Museums and Women and Other Stories (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cunts- Signed Limited Edition (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tossing and Turning (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Problems and Other Stories (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Valentine Generation And Other Stories (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Carpentered Hen (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Facing Nature (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trust Me (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Afterlife and Other Stories (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Friends from Philadelphia and Other Stories (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Licks of Love (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Americana (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Early Stories (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Three Trips (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Father's Tears and Other Stories (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Endpoint and Other Poems (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rich In Russia (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Collected Later Stories (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Collected Early Stories (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hoping for a Hoopoe (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Picture Books

Magic Flute (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Twelve Terrors of Christmas (With: Edward Gorey) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Assorted Prose (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
Picked-Up Pieces (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hugging the Shore (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Self-Consciousness (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Just Looking (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Odd Jobs (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Golf Dreams (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
More Matter (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Still Looking (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Due Considerations (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Higher Gossip (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Always Looking (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Love with a Wanton (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Poetry Collections

Seventy Poems (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Collected Poems, 1953-1993 (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Helpful Alphabet of Friendly Objects (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Selected Poems (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Edward Gorey Picture Books

with Edward Gorey
The Doubtful Guest (By: Edward Gorey) (1957)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Object-Lesson (By: Edward Gorey) (1958)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fatal Lozenge (By: Edward Gorey) (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sinking Spell (By: Edward Gorey) (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Remembered Visit (By: Edward Gorey) (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Utter Zoo (By: Edward Gorey) (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Blue Aspic (By: Edward Gorey) (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Other Statue (By: Edward Gorey) (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Osbick Bird (By: Edward Gorey) (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sopping Thursday (By: Edward Gorey) (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Eleventh Episode (By: Edward Gorey) (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lost Lions (By: Edward Gorey) (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Glorious Nosebleed (By: Edward Gorey) (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Twelve Terrors of Christmas (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Beastly Baby (By: Edward Gorey) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thoughtful Alphabets (By: Edward Gorey) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Halloween Treat (By: Edward Gorey) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Contemporary Literature and the Life of Faith Books

Listening for God Reader, Vol. 1 (By: Flannery O'Connor,Raymond Carver,Alice Walker,Garrison Keillor,Annie Dillard,Richard Rodríguez,Patricia Hampl,Peter Hawkins,Frederick Buechner,Paula J. Carlson,Peter S. Hawkins) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Listening for God, Vol. 2 (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Listening for God, Vol. 3 (By: Tillie Olsen,Wendell Berry,John Cheever,Louise Erdrich,Mary Gordon,Tess Gallagher,Reynolds Price,Oscar Hijuelos,Paula J. Carlson,Peter S. Hawkins) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Listening For God, Vol. 4 (By: Robert Olen Butler,Allegra Goodman,James Baldwin,Kent Haruf,SueMiller,Doris Betts,Paula J. Carlson,Peter S. Hawkins,MichaelMalone,Alice Elliot Dark) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Points of View(1956)Description / Buy at Amazon
50 Great American Short Stories(1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ten Modern American Short Stories(1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
Prize Stories 1970: The O. Henry Awards(1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best American Short Stories 1984(1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Great Baseball Stories(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best American Short Stories 1991(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Oxford Book of American Short Stories(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Short Story: 30 Masterpieces(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Literary Traveller(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
First Fiction: An Anthology of the First Published Stories by Famous Writers(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deadly Sins(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Listening for God, Vol. 2(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Our Mothers' Spirits: Great Writers on the Death of Mothers and the Grief of Men(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best American Mystery Stories 1999(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wonderful Town(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best American Short Stories of the Century(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
40 Short Stories: A Portable Anthology(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Writers on Writing(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best American Short Stories 2001(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Baseball: a Literary Anthology(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Classic Erotic Tales(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Common Wealth: Contemporary Poets on Pennsylvania(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best American Erotica 2006(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The New Granta Book of the American Short Story(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
FIRST WORDS: Earliest Writing from Favorite Contemporary Authors(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Writers: Their Lives and Works(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reel Verse: Poems about the Movies(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

John Updike is an American author. His full name is John Hoyer Updike. He is most recognized for his positive impact on the world of American literature. Two of his Rabbit books won Updike two Pulitzer prizes, one for each. His stories, poems, and reviews have been featured in print since the 1950s and they often explore such topics as faith, sex, death, and inter-relationships between the themes.

He describes his subject as American small town. He is celebrated for his prolific writing and craftsmanship of the written word. He has published twenty-two novels and had many collections of his short stories published. He has also had several children’s books and poems as well as literary criticism published.

Updike is widely considered one of the best writers to ever grace American literature. He was born March 18, 1932, in Pennsylvania. He attended Harvard College in 1954 and then spent a year attending the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art in Oxford, England. He joined the staff of the New Yorker from 1955 to 1957 and then moved to Massachusetts where he lived until his death at age 76 on January 27, 2009.

John Updike had four children. He is the author of over fifty books that span everything from poetry to short stories and criticism as well as fiction. His books have won a variety of awards from the American Book Award, the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, Howells Medal, and Rosenthal Award.His first book ever published was a poetry collection.

He followed it the next year with The Same Door, his first collection of short stories. His debut fiction novel was Rabbit, Run. He is the writer of the Henry Bech series as well as the Maples Stories. He was also the originator of The Witches of Eastwick, which was released in 1984 and was a big hit.

The novel did so well that it was adapted into a famous feature-length film released in 1987. It was directed by George Miller and starred Jack Nicholson, Cher, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Susan Sarandon. In the movie, the three women play dissatisfied women living in Eastwick, Rhode Island, who became entranced by a mystery man that comes to town. The film was shot in Cohasset, Massachusetts.

He is the author of the Rabbit Run series. Rabbit, Run was released in 1960 and was named one of the best English-language novels by Time magazine. This novel would establish him as one of the biggest novelists of his generation and entered him into the literary history books.

The main character in this series is Harry Angstrom, nicknamed Rabbit. He used to be a basketball star but deserts his family at twenty-six years of age. After that, he goes through the trials of being an adult, from a boring job to a dissipating marriage on more. However, he may end up finding peace in exhaustion. There are four books in the series. Rabbit Redux was the sequel and it was released in 1971. Rabbit Is Rich was released in 1981 and the fourth in the series came out in 1990.

Rabbit, Run is the first in the Rabbit series. Harry Angstrom is also known by the name Rabbit. At the age of 26, he has a wife and he has a son. He was once a basketball star in high school, but it seems that he is somewhere between childhood and manhood. On an impulse, he deserts his family and flees from home.

Rabbit is caught in a struggle between himself and the demands of society, between instinct and thought, caught between family duty and feeling like a man. He is somewhere between Divine Grace and the errors of mortality. Rabbit finds himself running away from everything that he is supposed to stick around for. All the while, he manages to convince himself or find faith in his own belief that he is doing the right thing and on the correct path towards his own salvation. He just has to keep going and he will eventually get there.

Can Rabbit find his way and is right in thinking that he is pursuing destiny? Or will he have a change of heart and see eventually that he is abandoning his wife and son to fend for themselves? Pick up the debut novel in this series Rabbit, Run to find out!

Rabbit Redux is the sequel to Rabbit, Run. Celebrated American author John Updike returns the reader to the world of Harry Rabbit Angstrom and takes us back to an Everyman’s spiritual quest. The sequel does not pick up right where the first novel in the series left off. Instead, it is nearly a decade later that the reader is starting to get acquainted with Rabbit again.

Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom used to be an all-star in high school and ruled the court. But now in his increasingly middling age, the athlete has seen his stomach begin to paunch out and his face bloat a little. He doesn’t quite have the slender athletic figure that he prized before. Now he is no longer youthfully 26 but 36, and a conservative at that. Whereas before he left his family behind, he is now in a strange age.

The calm that occupied America under President Eisenhower has been replaced with a roiling mix of drugs, fantasy, violence, and technology. Things are not the same as they once were, and Rabbit may see the tides turning as things start to come full circle. Karma is unfortunate when it swings back at you, and Harry Angstrom experiences a series of unfortunate events.

The first thing that happens is that he is abandoned by his family. Then his house happens to be invaded by a radical and a runaway. His past and all the promise of it is long gone, yet Rabbit is just barely able to stay sane. He’s trying his best to be a good citizen, but all he wants to do is belong to something and believe in something once more. Can things turn around for him? Pick up Rabbit Redux to find out for yourself in this masterfully written novel from John Updike.

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