Binding: 1/4 Cloth
Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo; [x], 302,  pages
Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1987.
An attractive first edition/first printing in unread Fine condition in alike dustjacket. SIGNED by author John Updike directly on the front free endpaper. De Bellis/Broomfield A115a.
Twenty-two of Updike's short stories, displaying the essence of life seen through a master's eye. Titles include "Still of Some Use"; "Deaths of Distant Friends"; "Pygmalion"; "More Stately Mansions"; "The Ideal Village"; and "Made in Heaven". The theme of trust, betrayed or fulfilled, runs throughout.