Book #20111

The Chaste Planet - Limited Signed Edition

John Updike
The Chaste Planet - Limited Signed Edition. John Updike.

Binding: Flexible covers
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo
Publisher: Worcester, MA: Metacom Press, 1980.

A lovely Limited Numbered edition in Fine condition. The hand-set type was printed on beautiful Antique Laid paper and hand-sewn into French-fold soft marbled wrappers. Pasted-on title label on front cover. A Note on the printing of The Chaste Planet laid in. This copy is numbered 94 of 300 copies in this edition and is SIGNED by author John Updike directly on the limitation page.

Unlike most of Updike's work, this is a story with a futuristic theme, the action taking place on the pleasant little planet of Minerva, which exists within the "semi-liquid immensity of Jupiter." As an adolescent, Updike enjoyed reading the genre and was quite pleased to be considered, however slightly, a writer of science fiction.

Written in 1975, published in The New Yorker, and reprinted in the book Best SF: 75.

Price: $150.00

Author Bio

John Updike

John Hoyer Updike (Mar. 18, 1932 - Jan. 27, 2009) was an American novelist, poet, short story writer and literary critic. Updike's most famous work is his Rabbit series with Rabbit is Rich and Rabbit at Rest receiving the Pulitzer Prize. Updike was widely recognized for his careful craftsmanship and prolific output, having published more than 20 novels and more than a dozen short story collections, as well as poetry, literary criticism and children's books.

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