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Rabbit Novels Vol. 1
Rabbit Novels Vol 1
Author: John Updike
The first and second novels in John Updike’s acclaimed quartet of Rabbit books–now in one marvelous volume. — RABBIT, RUN — — “Brilliant and poignant . . . By his compassion, clarity of insight, and crystal-bright prose, [Updike] makes Rabbit’s sorrow his and out own.” — –The Washington ...  more »“Precise, graceful, stunning, he is an athlete of words and images. He is also an impeccable observer of thoughts and feelings.”

The Village Voice


“ ‘Great in love, in art, boldness, freedom, wisdom, kindness, exceedingly rich in intelligence, wit, imagination, and feeling–a great and beautiful thing . . .’ these hyperboles (quoted from a letter written long ago by Thomas Mann) come to mind after reading John Updike’s Rabbit Redux.”

–The New York Times Book Review

“Updike owns a rare verbal genius, a gifted intelligence and a sense of tragedy made bearable by wit. . . . A masterpiece.”

ISBN-13: 9780345464569
ISBN-10: 0345464567
Publication Date: 11/4/2003
Pages: 640
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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The first two novels in Updike's Rabbit series still have power today. Both explore some truly uncomfortable material, and through both we see a middle-class America through Rabbit's selfish and stubbornly unheroic perspective.