Search - List of Books by John Updike

"A narrative is like a room on whose walls a number of false doors have been painted; while within the narrative, we have many apparent choices of exit, but when the author leads us to one particular door, we know it is the right one because it opens." -- John Updike
John Hoyer Updike (March 18, 1932 – January 27, 2009) was an American novelist, poet, short story writer, art critic, and literary critic.

Updike's most famous work is his Rabbit series (the novels Rabbit, Run; Rabbit Redux; Rabbit Is Rich; Rabbit At Rest; and the novella "Rabbit Remembered") which chronicled the life of Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom over the course of several decades, from young adulthood to his death. Both Rabbit Is Rich (1981) and Rabbit At Rest (1990) received the Pulitzer Prize. He is one of only three authors (the others being Booth Tarkington and William Faulkner) to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction more than once. Updike published more than twenty novels and more than a dozen short story collections, as well as poetry, art criticism, literary criticism and children's books. Hundreds of his stories, reviews, and poems appeared in The New Yorker, starting in 1954. He also wrote regularly for The New York Review of Books.

Describing his subject as "the American small town, Protestant middle class", Updike was well recognized for his careful craftsmanship, his unique prose style, and his prolificness. He wrote on average a book a year. Updike populated his fiction with characters who "frequently experience personal turmoil and must respond to crises relating to religion, family obligations, and marital infidelity." His fiction is distinguished by its attention to the concerns, passions, and suffering of average Americans; its emphasis on Christian theology; and its preoccupation with sexuality and sensual detail. His work has attracted a significant amount of critical attention and praise, and he is widely considered to be one of the great American writers of his time. Updike's highly distinctive prose style features a rich, unusual, sometimes arcane vocabulary as conveyed through the eyes of "a wry, intelligent authorial voice" that extravagantly describes the physical world, while remaining squarely in the realist tradition. Updike famously described his own style as an attempt "to give the mundane its beautiful due."

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Total Books: 679
Olinger Stories
2014 - Olinger Stories (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780375712500
ISBN-10: 037571250X
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John Updike The Collected Stories
2013 - John Updike the Collected Stories (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781598532500
ISBN-10: 1598532502
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Hugging the Shore Essays and Criticism
2013 - Hugging the Shore Essays and Criticism (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780812983784
ISBN-10: 0812983785
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Picked-Up Pieces Essays
2013 - Picked-up Pieces Essays (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780812983807
ISBN-10: 0812983807
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Odd Jobs Essays and Criticism
2012 - Odd Jobs Essays and Criticism (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780812983791
ISBN-10: 0812983793
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Always Looking Essays on Art
2012 - Always Looking Essays on Art (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780307957306
ISBN-10: 0307957306
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Higher Gossip Essays and Criticism
2012 - Higher Gossip Essays and Criticism (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780812983685
ISBN-10: 0812983688
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Bech un libro
2012 - Bech Un Libro [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788483833902
ISBN-10: 8483833905
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Self-Consciousness Memoirs
2012 - Self-consciousness Memoirs (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780812982961
ISBN-10: 0812982967
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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The Coup A Novel
2012 - The Coup a Novel (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780812982978
ISBN-10: 0812982975
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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My Father's Tears And Other Stories
2010 - My Father's Tears and Other Stories (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780345513809
ISBN-10: 0345513800
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu John Updike on Ted Williams
2010 - Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu John Updike on Ted Williams (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781598530711
ISBN-10: 1598530712
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Sports & Outdoors
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The Witches of Eastwick
2009 - The Witches of Eastwick [Thorndike Press Large Print Famous Authors Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781410417268
ISBN-10: 1410417263
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The Maples Stories
2009 - The Maples Stories (Hardcover)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780307271761
ISBN-10: 0307271765
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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My Father's Tears and Other Stories
2009 - My Father's Tears and Other Stories (Hardcover)Paperback, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780307271563
ISBN-10: 0307271560
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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The Widows of Eastwick
2009 - The Widows of Eastwick (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780345506979
ISBN-10: 0345506979
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Rabbit Run
2009 - Rabbit Run (Other)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781439571415
ISBN-10: 1439571414
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Endpoint and Other Poems
2009 - Endpoint and Other Poems (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780307272867
ISBN-10: 0307272869
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Widows of Eastwick
2008 - The Widows of Eastwick (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780307269607
ISBN-10: 0307269604
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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Terrorist
2008 - Terrorist (Other)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781439559680
ISBN-10: 1439559686
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New York The Columbus Edition
2008 - New York the Columbus Edition (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780955294044
ISBN-10: 0955294045
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2008 - Marry Me [Penguin Modern Classics] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
2007 - Terrorista/ Terrorist [Coleccion Andanzas - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2007 - Poolside [Durabooks] (Paperback)
2007 - Couples [Penguin Modern Classics] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
2007 - A Month of Sundays [Penguin Modern Classics] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
2006 - Brazil [Penguin Modern Classics] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
2006 - Toward the End of Time [Penguin Modern Classics] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2006 - S a Novel [Penguin Modern Classics] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
2006 - The Complete Henry Bech [Everyman's Library] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2006 - Roger's Version [Penguin Classics] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
2006 - Rabbit at Rest [Penguin Modern Classics] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
2006 - Rabbit Is Rich [Penguin Modern Classics] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
2005 - Geld (Hardcover)
2005 - The Rich Boy [Modern Voices] (Paperback)Paperback
2005 - Lots of Laughs Vol 18 [Selected Shorts Series] (Audio CD)
2003 - The John Updike Audio Collection [Audio CD - Unabridged] (Audio CD)
2003 - Slow Food [The Case For Taste] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2002 - Brasil / Brazil [Fabula / Fables - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
1999 - Bech at Bay [Quasi-Novels] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1999 - New American Short Stories [Lernmaterialien] (Paperback)
1998 - Les Sorcieres Deastwick [French Edition] (Paperback)
1996 - Pigeon Feathers and Other Stories [G K Hall Large Print Perennial] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
1994 - Conversations with John Updike [Literary Conversations Series] (Hardcover)Paperback
1991 - Rabbit at Rest [Harry Rabbit Angstrom, Bk 4] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
1988 - S-ltd (Hardcover)
1982 - Beloved (Hardcover)
1982 - Rabbit Redux [Harry Rabbit Angstrom, Bk 2] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
A Rabbit Omnibus [Rabbit, Run; Rabbit Redux; Rabbit Is Rich] (Hardcover)
The Alligators [Short Story Library] (Hardcover)
Brother Grasshopper [Limited Signed Edition] (Hardcover)
A Conciencia [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Suenos De Golf [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Lo Que Queda Por VIvir [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Busca Mi Rostro [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)