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 »Post
“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.”
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.