Book Condition: As New
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo; [xiv], 369,  pages
Publisher: Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library, 1992.
A special Limited first edition preceding the trade edition, SIGNED by AUTHOR John Updike. This book has never been read and is in As New condition, never taken out of its original shrink-wrap.
When junior college professor Alfred Clayton is asked to record his impressions of the Ford Administration, he recalls a turbulent piece of personal history as well. In a decade of sexual liberation, Clayton was facing a doomed marriage and the passionate beginnings of a futile affair with an unattainable Perfect Wife. But one memory begets another: Clayton's unfinished book on James Buchanan. In John Updike's fifteenth novel, he masterfully alternates between two men, two lives, two American centuries -- one Victorian, the other modern -- shining an irreverent, witty, and sometimes caustic light on the contrasting views of social fictions and sexual politics.
This outstanding book is bound in genuine leather and features gilded, sewn in pages and ribbon marker, simply superb quality, Franklin Library at its best.