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Villages

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Villages

by John Updike

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ISBN 10
1400042909
ISBN 13
9781400042906
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, October 2004. Hardcover. First Edition (stated). Red cloth with silver/gold printing over boards. As New. Pristine inside and out. No signs of prior use. Spine very tight. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 321 pages.

John Updike's twenty-first novel follows its hero, Owen Mackenzie, from his birth in the semi-rural Pennsylvania town of Willow to his retirement in the rather geriatric community of Haskells Crossing, Massachusetts. In between these two settlements comes Middle Falls, Connecticut, where Owen, an early computer programmer, founds with a partner, Ed Mervine, a successful firm which is housed in an old gun factory on the Chunkaunkabaug River. Owen's education is not merely technical but liberal, as the humanity of his three villages, especially that of their female citizens, works to disengage him from his youthful innocence.

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
Books of the World US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
RWARE0000000305
Title
Villages
Author
John Updike
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
New As New
Jacket condition
As New
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
1400042909
ISBN 13
9781400042906
Publisher
Alfred A. Knopf
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
October 2004
Keywords
fiction, bildungsromans, psychological, computer programmers, family, love, relationships, villages, New England
Bookseller catalogs
Fiction; Erotica; Domestic and Family Fiction;
Size
8vo

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