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Bech is Back (First Edition, one of 500 copies signed by the author)

Bech is Back (First Edition, one of 500 copies signed by the author)

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Bech is Back (First Edition, one of 500 copies signed by the author)

by John Updike

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1982. First Edition. First Edition, one of 500 numbered copies (this being No. 217) SIGNED by the author. The second book in the Bech series.

Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket, in an about Fine example of the publisher's slipcase. Faint splash on the center of the spine panel of the dust jacket.

Synopsis

John Updike was born in Shillington, Pennsylvania, in 1932. 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 . His novels have won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Rosenthal Foundation Award, and the William Dean Howells Medal. In 2007 he received the Gold Medal for Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. John Updike died in January 2009.

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Title
Bech is Back (First Edition, one of 500 copies signed by the author)
Author
John Updike
Book Condition
Used
Quantity Available
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Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Alfred A. Knopf
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1982
Keywords
Limited Editions | Literary Criticism | Series Fiction
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