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John Updike Books In Order

Publication Order of Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom Books

Rabbit, Run (1960) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rabbit Redux (1971) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rabbit is Rich (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rabbit at Rest (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Henry Bech Books

Bech: A Book (1970) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bech is Back (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bech at Bay (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Buchanan Books

Buchanan Dying: A Play (1974) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Memories of the Ford Administration (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Scarlet Letter Trilogy Books

A Month of Sundays (1975) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Roger's Version (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
S. (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Maples Stories Collections

Too Far to Go (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Maples Stories (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Eastwick Books

The Witches of Eastwick (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Widows of Eastwick (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Poorhouse Fair (1959) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Centaur (1963) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Of the Farm (1965) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Couples (1968) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Marry Me (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Coup (1978) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Your Lover Just Called (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
More Stately Mansions (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Brazil (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In the Beauty of the Lilies (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Toward the End of Time (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Women Who Got Away (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gertrude and Claudius (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seek My Face (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Villages (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Terrorist (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories

A and P (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Alligators (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

The Carpentered Hen and Other Tame Creatures (1958) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Same Door (1959) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hoping for a Hoopoe (1959) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pigeon Feathers and Other Stories (1962) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Telephone Poles and Other Poems (1963) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Olinger Stories: A Selection (1964) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Music School: Short Stories (1966) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Midpoint and Other Poems (1969) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dance of the Solids (1969) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Museums & Women and Other Stories (1972) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cunts: Upon Receiving The Swingers Life Club Membership Solicitation (1974) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tossing and Turning: Poems (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Problems and Other Stories (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Facing Nature (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trust Me (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Collected Poems, 1953-1993 (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Afterlife and Other Stories (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Licks of Love: Short Stories and a Sequel, 'Rabbit Remembered' (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Americana and Other Poems (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Early Stories, 1953-1975 (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Three Trips (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Endpoint and Other Poems (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Picture Books

The Magic Flute (1964) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Twelve Terrors of Christmas (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Best American Short Stories 1984 (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories of the Century (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Assorted Prose (1965) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Picked-Up Pieces: Essays (1975) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hugging the Shore: Essays and Criticism (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Self-Consciousness: Memoirs (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Just Looking: Essays on Art (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Odd Jobs: Essays and Criticism (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Golf Dreams: Writings on Golf (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
More Matter: Essays and Criticism (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Still Looking: Essays on American Art (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Love with a Wanton: Essays on Golf (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Due Considerations: Essays and Criticism (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu: John Updike on Ted Williams (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Higher Gossip: Essays and Criticism (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

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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