Book Condition: As New in As New dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Publisher: New York: Everyman's Library, 2001.
A most attractive first printing of the first edition in As New condition in alike dust-jacket. SIGNED by author John Updike directly on the front flyleaf. [i-vi] vii [viii] ix-xxxi [xxxii], [1-4] 5-509 [510-2] pp. De Bellis/Broomfield A182a.
Henry Bech is John Updike's fictional alter ego, a Jewish writer with a weakness for women and literary awards. Three bestselling collections of Bech stories are gathered in this one volume, book-ended with an introduction by Malcolm Bradbury and a new story, "His Oeuvre". This Everyman's Library compendium is a monument to Updike's lighter moments.