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Rabbit, Run
by Updike, John

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The first book in his award-winning 'Rabbit' series, John Updike's Rabbit, Run contains an afterword by the author in Penguin Modern Classics. It's 1959 and Harry 'Rabbit' Angstrom, one time high school sports superstar, is going nowhere. At twenty-six he is trapped in a second-rate existence - stuck with a fragile, alcoholic wife, a house full of overflowing ashtrays and discarded glasses, a young son and a futile job. With no way to fix things, he resolves to flee from his family and his home in Pennsylvania, beginning a thousand-mile journey that he hopes will free him from his mediocre life. Because, as he knows only too well, 'after you've been first-rate at something, no matter what, it kind of takes the kick out of being second-rate'. John Updike (1932-2009) was born in Shillington, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Harvard College in 1954, and spent a year at Oxford, England, at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art. From 1955 to 1957 he was a member of staff at The New Yorker. Updike was the author of twenty-one novels as well as numerous collections of short stories, poems and criticism, and is one of only three authors to win more than one Pulitzer Prize. His most famous works are the Harry 'Rabbit' Angstrom series, all of which are published in Penguin Modern Classics: Rabbit, Run (1960), Rabbit Redux (1971), Rabbit is Rich (1981) and Rabbit at Rest (1990). If you enjoyed Rabbit, Run, you might like Don DeLillo's Americana, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. 'It is sexy, in bad taste, violent and basically cynical. And good luck to it' Angus Wilson, Observer 'That special polish, that brilliance; Updike is among the best' Malcolm Bradbury 'Brilliant and poignant ... By his compassion, clarity of insight, and crystal-bright rose, [Updike] makes Rabbit's sorrow his and our own' Washington Post

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HPB-Emerald
Dallas, TX, USA

Rabbit, RunRabbit, Run (Paperback)
Pub. Date: 1996-08-27
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Price: $3.45
Seller: Owls Books, Toledo, OH, USA
Description: All pages and cover are intact. Possible slightly loose binding, minor highlighting and marginalia, cocked spine or torn dust jacket. Maybe an ex-library copy and not include the accompanying CDs, access codes or other supplemental materials.
Condition: Good
Rabbit, RunRabbit, Run (Paperback)
Pub. Date: 1996-08-27
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Price: $4.09
Seller: Gulf Coast Books, Memphis, TN, USA
Condition: Very Good
 
 
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    Rabbit, Run (Trade paperback)
    Pub. Date: 1996
    Publisher: Random House Trade
    Description: Fairly worn, but readable and intact. If applicable: Dust jacket, disc or access code may not be included.

    Goodwill Books
    Hillsboro, OR, USA
    $4.50
    Rabbit, Run (Paperback)
    Pub. Date: 1996
    Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
    Description: Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!
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    HPB-Ruby
    Dallas, TX, USA
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    Rabbit, Run (Paperback)
    Pub. Date: 1996
    Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
    Description: Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!
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    HPB-Ruby
    Dallas, TX, USA
    $6.00
    Rabbit, Run (Paperback)
    Pub. Date: 1996-08-27
    Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
    Condition: Fair
    Notes: Clean condition, this book has large cut on the cover, clean pages *** Soft-Bound ***

    Academybookshop
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    $6.54
    Rabbit, Run (Trade paperback)
    Pub. Date: 1996
    Publisher: Random House Trade
    Condition: Good
    Notes: This item shows wear from consistent use but remains in good condition and is readable. It may have marks on or in it, and may show other signs of previous use or shelf wear. May have minor creases or signs of wear on dust jacket. Packed with care, shipped promptly.

    TAP Books Charity
    Roanoke, VA, USA
    $6.70
    Rabbit, Run (Paperback)
    Pub. Date: 1996
    Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
    Description: Good; some shelfwear/edgewear but still NICE! -may have remainder mark or previous owner's name Standard-sized.

    Midtown Scholar Bookstore
    Harrisburg, PA, USA
    $7.00
    Rabbit Run (Trade paperback)
    Pub. Date: 1996
    Publisher: Random House Trade
    Condition: Very Good
    Notes: Light to moderate shelf wear. Complete. Clean Pages.

    Magers and Quinn Booksellers
    Minneapolis, MN, USA
    $8.29
    Rabbit, Run (Trade paperback)
    Pub. Date: 1996
    Publisher: Random House Trade
    Condition: Good
    Notes: Good condition. A copy that has been read but remains intact. May contain markings such as bookplates, stamps, limited notes and highlighting, or a few light stains.

    Wonder Book - Member ABAA/ILAB
    Frederick, MD, USA
    $8.49
    Rabbit, Run (Paperback)
    Pub. Date: 1996
    Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
    Description: Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!
    Condition: Good

    HPB-Ruby
    Dallas, TX, USA
    $8.49
    Rabbit, Run (Paperback)
    Pub. Date: 1996-08-27
    Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
    Condition: Good
    Notes: Paperback book in good condition.

    Cheryls-Books
    Vinemont, AL, USA
    $8.50
 
 

More About Rabbit, Run by Updike, John
 
 
 
Overview

The first book in his award-winning 'Rabbit' series, John Updike's Rabbit, Run contains an afterword by the author in Penguin Modern Classics. It's 1959 and Harry 'Rabbit' Angstrom, one time high school sports superstar, is going nowhere. At twenty-six he is trapped in a second-rate existence - stuck with a fragile, alcoholic wife, a house full of overflowing ashtrays and discarded glasses, a young son and a futile job. With no way to fix things, he resolves to flee from his family and his home in Pennsylvania, beginning a thousand-mile journey that he hopes will free him from his mediocre life. Because, as he knows only too well, 'after you've been first-rate at something, no matter what, it kind of takes the kick out of being second-rate'. John Updike (1932-2009) was born in Shillington, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Harvard College in 1954, and spent a year at Oxford, England, at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art. From 1955 to 1957 he was a member of staff at The New Yorker. Updike was the author of twenty-one novels as well as numerous collections of short stories, poems and criticism, and is one of only three authors to win more than one Pulitzer Prize. His most famous works are the Harry 'Rabbit' Angstrom series, all of which are published in Penguin Modern Classics: Rabbit, Run (1960), Rabbit Redux (1971), Rabbit is Rich (1981) and Rabbit at Rest (1990). If you enjoyed Rabbit, Run, you might like Don DeLillo's Americana, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. 'It is sexy, in bad taste, violent and basically cynical. And good luck to it' Angus Wilson, Observer 'That special polish, that brilliance; Updike is among the best' Malcolm Bradbury 'Brilliant and poignant ... By his compassion, clarity of insight, and crystal-bright rose, [Updike] makes Rabbit's sorrow his and our own' Washington Post

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  • PID: 15750572271
  • ISBN-13: 9780449911655
  • Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Seller: HPB-Emerald
    Description: Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!
    Condition: Good