John Updike "The Witches of Eastwick" Signed Limited Edition of 1,200 w/COA, Leather Bound [Sealed]

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John Updike "The Witches of Eastwick" Signed Limited Edition of 1,200 w/COA, Leather Bound [Sealed]
John Updike "The Witches of Eastwick" Signed Limited Edition of 1,200 w/COA, Leather Bound [Sealed]
John Updike "The Witches of Eastwick" Signed Limited Edition of 1,200 w/COA, Leather Bound [Sealed]
John Updike "The Witches of Eastwick" Signed Limited Edition of 1,200 w/COA, Leather Bound [Sealed]
John Updike "The Witches of Eastwick" Signed Limited Edition of 1,200 w/COA, Leather Bound [Sealed]
John Updike "The Witches of Eastwick" Signed Limited Edition of 1,200 w/COA, Leather Bound [Sealed]
John Updike "The Witches of Eastwick" Signed Limited Edition of 1,200 w/COA, Leather Bound [Sealed]

Personally signed by John Updike , Pulitzer Prize winning leading author, and one of the most prominent contemporary American novelists.

This is the signed limited edition of the 1984 best seller The Witches of Eastwick.


Easton Press, Norwalk CT. 1984. John Updike "The Witches of Eastwick". This leather bound collector's edition has been personally signed by John Updike himself and is an heirloom you can cherish with your family for generations to come. Very rare at only 1,200 produced in this collector's edition. Includes publisher issued COA and collector's notes. Sealed.

Selected By Time Magazine As One Of The Five Best Works Of Fiction Of The Year


In a small New England town in the late 1960s, there lived three witches Alexandra Spoffard, sculptress, could create thunderstorms. Jane Smart, a cellist, could fly. The local gossip columnist, Sukie Rougemont, could turn milk into cream.

Divorced but hardly celibate, content but always ripe for adventure, our three wonderful witches one day found themselves quite under the spell of the new man in town, Darryl Van Horne, whose hot tub was the scene of some rather bewitching delights.

To tell you any more, dear reader, would be to spoil the marvelous joy of reading this hexy, sexy novel by the incomparable John Updike.

 

Reviews

"A dazzling book...A very funny and very unsettling story of what witchcraft might look like if it were around today...Updike is devilishly clever."
-- Los Angeles Times

"A Great Deal Of Fun To Read...Fresh, constantly entertaining...The text also abounds with delightful aphorisms for these times...John Updike remains a wizard of language and observation."
-- The Philadelphia Inquirer

"A Great Deal Of Fun To Read...Fresh, constantly entertaining...The text also abounds with delightful aphorisms for these times...John Updike remains a wizard of language and observation."

-- The Philadelphia Inquirer

"A wicked entertainment with lots (and lots) of sex...In book after book, Updike's fine, funny impressionistic art strips the full casings of everydayness from objects we have known all our lives and makes them shine with fresh new connections."

-- The New Republic

"A dazzling book...A very funny and very unsettling story of what witchcraft might look like if it were around today...Updike is devilishly clever."

-- Los Angeles Times

 

 

Features

Includes all the classic Easton Press qualities:

   * Premium Leather
   * Silk Moire Endleaves
   * Distinctive Cover Design
   * Hubbed Spine, Accented in Real 22KT Gold
   * Satin Ribbon Page Marker
   * Gilded Page Edges
   * Long-lasting, High Quality Acid-neutral Paper
   * Smyth-sewn Pages for Strength and Durability
   * Beautiful Illustrations

 

 

About the Author

John Hoyer Updike (March 18, 1932 – January 27, 2009) was an American novelist, poet, short-story writer, art critic, and literary critic. One of only four writers to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction more than once (the others being Booth Tarkington, William Faulkner, and Colson Whitehead), Updike published more than twenty novels, more than a dozen short-story collections, as well as poetry, art and literary criticism and children's books during his career.

Hundreds of his stories, reviews, and poems appeared in The New Yorker starting in 1954. He also wrote regularly for The New York Review of Books. His most famous work is his "Rabbit" series (the novels Rabbit, Run; Rabbit Redux; Rabbit Is Rich; Rabbit at Rest; and the novella Rabbit Remembered), which chronicles the life of the middle-class everyman Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom over the course of several decades, from young adulthood to death. Both Rabbit Is Rich (1981) and Rabbit at Rest (1990) were awarded the Pulitzer Prize.

Describing his subject as "the American small town, Protestant middle class", critics recognized his careful craftsmanship, his unique prose style, and his prolific output – he wrote on average a book a year. Updike populated his fiction with characters who "frequently experience personal turmoil and must respond to crises relating to religion, family obligations, and marital infidelity".

His fiction is distinguished by its attention to the concerns, passions, and suffering of average Americans, its emphasis on Christian theology, and its preoccupation with sexuality and sensual detail. His work has attracted significant critical attention and praise, and he is widely considered one of the great American writers of his time.[3] Updike's highly distinctive prose style features a rich, unusual, sometimes arcane vocabulary as conveyed through the eyes of "a wry, intelligent authorial voice that describes the physical world extravagantly while remaining squarely in the realist tradition". He described his style as an attempt "to give the mundane its beautiful due".

 

 

 

Notable Quotations

"Men are all heart and Women are all body. I don't know who has the brains. God maybe." (Rabbit, Run)

"The great thing about the dead, they make space." (Rabbit is Rich)

"Rabbit loves men, uncomplaining with their bellies and cross-hatched red necks, embarrassed for what to talk about when the game is over, whatever the game is. What a threadbare thing we make of life! Yet what a marvelous thing the mind is, they can't make a machine like it; and the body can do a thousand things there isn't a factory in the world can duplicate the motion." (Rabbit is Rich)

"Fortune's hostage, heart's desire, a granddaughter. His. Another nail in his coffin. His." (Rabbit is Rich)

"Tell your mother, if she asks, that maybe we'll meet some other time. Under the pear trees, in Paradise." (Rabbit at Rest)

"Of plants tomatoes seemed the most human, eager and fragile and prone to rot." (The Witches of Eastwick)

"We all dream, and we all stand aghast at the mouth of the caves of our deaths; and this is our way in. Into the nether world." (The Witches of Eastwick)

"An Irish temper makes you appreciate Lutherans." (Terrorist)

"Fenway Park, in Boston, is a lyric little bandbox of a ballpark." ("Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu," The New Yorker, 1960)

"Gods do not answer letters." ("Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu," The New Yorker, 1960)

"He had met the little death that awaits athletes. He had retired." ("Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu," The New Yorker, 1960)

"My mother had dreams of being a writer and I used to see her type in the front room. The front room is also where I would go when I was sick so I would sit there and watch her." (2004 interview with Academy of Achievement (source: http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/upd0int-1))

"Black is a shade of brown. So is white, if you look." (Brazil)

"Freedom is a blanket which, pulled up to the chin, uncovers the feet." (The Coup)

"Fame is a mask that eats into the face." (Self-Consciousness)

"Masturbation! Thou saving grace note upon the baffled chord of self. (A Month of Sundays)

"America is a vast conspiracy to make you happy." ("How To Love America (And Leave It At The Same Time)" [Problems And Other Stories])

VERY FINE. As New (Sealed) Unread book with square and tight spine. The corners are sharp and there are no marks, scratches, blemishes to the gilded page edges. A wonderful bright clean copy. Photos of actual item.
Publisher:
Easton Press
Edition:
Signed Limited Edition
Binding:
Full genuine leather
Author:
John Updike
Title:
The Witches of Eastwick