Book #29987

Toward the End of Time - 1st Edition/1st Printing

John Updike

Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997.
ISBN: 0375400060

Price: $66.45

A beautiful first printing of the first trade edition, following a private publication by The Franklin Library. Fine condition in equally unblemished dustjacket. Signed by author John Updike directly on the front fly leaf. De Bellis Broomfield A164b.

John Updike's journal of 66-year-old Ben Turnbull who reflects about the onset of old age and his dwindling sex life in 2020, following the Sino-American War which the USA lost. He also attempts to cope with a changed America, in which Federal and State bureaucracy and law enforcement have disappeared to be replaced by gangs running protection rackets; 8vo; [x], 334, [8] pages; Signed by Author.

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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