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Bech is Back (Including Uncorrected Proof)

Bech is Back (Including Uncorrected Proof)

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Bech is Back (Including Uncorrected Proof)

by John Updike

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Fine in Fine+ dust jacket
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New York: Knopf. Fine in Fine+ dust jacket. 1982. First Edition. Hardcover. A very collectable set, includes signed first edition and the uncorrected proof. The return of Henry Bech, fictional character who is also Updike's alter ego. In seven new short stories in the life of the Jewish-American writer. Caught in several embarrassments as he travels several third-world countries, turns fifty, marries, falls in love and write a best-selling book. Book would have been fine except for some damage in the front and rear end-paper where piece of tape possibly got removed. A fine book, inscribed on the front free endpaper to Albert J Raman; "For Albert best wishes John Updike". In a very fine dust jacket now in archival protection. Uncorrected proof in yellow wrappers, showing some dirt staining on covers and spine, but otherwise fine, seemingly unread. Both books from the collection of Albert Raman, a noted bibliophile and Updike collector. Jacket illustrations by Arnold Roth. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 195 pages; Signed by Author .

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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Bookseller's Inventory #
2161
Title
Bech is Back (Including Uncorrected Proof)
Author
John Updike
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Fine in Fine+ dust jacket
Quantity Available
1
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Knopf
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1982
Weight
0.00 lbs

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