Newly revised by the author for this edition, and printed together in one volume for the first time, Updike's four Rabbit novels chronicle the history of a man and a nation from the 1950s to the 1980s. Harry 'Rabbit' Angstrom, athlete, is Mr Middle America. Dazzling in style, tender in feeling, often erotic in description and coruscating with realistic details which recreate a world in each novel, these books give a complete picture of their age.
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Here collected together in one volume is the full story of Updike's most memorable creation, Harry 'Rabbit' Angstrom. Each of these novels (Rabbit Run, Rabbit Redux, Rabbit is Rich and Rabbit at Rest) is set in, and encapsulates, a different decade, from the Eisenhower era to the nervous nineties. The futures of Harry and America are inextricably linked as they lurch from bust to boom to a bloated stasis. Hilarious, terrifying and poignant, this is Updike at his unmatchable best. (Kirkus UK)
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Author Biography - John Updike
John Updike was born in 1932, in hillington, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Harvard College in 1954, and spent a year in Oxford, England, at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art. From 1955 to 1957 he was a member of the staff of The New Yorker, and since 1957 has lived in Massachusetts. He is the father of four children and the author of more than fifty books, including collections of short stories, poems, essays, and criticism. His novels have won the Pulitzer Prize (twice), the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Rosenthal Award, and the Howells Medal. A previous collection of essays, Hugging the Shore, received the 1983 National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism.