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Rabbit Run Hardcover - 1960

by John Updike

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Rabbit, Run, written by John Updike and first published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1960, follows a 26-year-old former high school basketball player nicknamed “Rabbit.” Imprisoned in a tedious job and a loveless marriage, Rabbit attempts to find freedom from his constrained middle-class lifestyle. The novel was republished in a 1963 Penguin Edition, which was the first to include more sexually risque passages cut by Knopf in the first edition. The first of the 'Rabbit Tetralogy', Rabbit, Run is perhaps the most sought-after title written by Updike. 

From the publisher

John Updike was born in Shillington, Pennsylvania, in 1932. He graduated from Harvard College in 1954 and spent a year in Oxford, England, at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art. From 1955 to 1957 he was a member of the staff of The New Yorker. His novels have won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Rosenthal Foundation Award, and the William Dean Howells Medal. In 2007 he received the Gold Medal for Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. John Updike died in January 2009.

First Edition Identification

First published by Knopf, New York in 1960. Only 10,000 copies were printed of the first edition. The original first edition dust jacket has a $4.00 price stamp and an unattributed, 16-line blurb on the front flap. Later editions had 24 lines attributed to Richard Gilman. 

Details

  • Title Rabbit Run
  • Author John Updike
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Edition First Edition
  • Pages 307
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Knopf Publishing Group, New York
  • Date 1960-11-12
  • ISBN 9780394442068 / 0394442067
  • Weight 1.2 lbs (0.54 kg)
  • Dimensions 8.26 x 5.67 x 1.37 in (20.98 x 14.40 x 3.48 cm)
  • Reading level 900
  • Library of Congress subjects Psychological fiction, Grief
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 00000000
  • Dewey Decimal Code FIC

Media reviews

“Brilliant and poignant . . . By his compassion, clarity of insight, and crystal-bright prose, [John Updike] makes Rabbit’s sorrow his and our own.”—The Washington Post
 
“The power of the novel comes from a sense, not absolutely unworthy of Thomas Hardy, that the universe hangs over our fates like a great sullen hopeless sky. There is real pain in the book, and a touch of awe.”—Norman Mailer, Esquire
 
“A lacerating story of loss and of seeking, written in prose that is charged with emotion but is always held under impeccable control.”—Kansas City Star

About the author

John Updike was born in Shillington, Pennsylvania, in 1932. He graduated from Harvard College in 1954 and spent a year in Oxford, England, at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art. From 1955 to 1957 he was a member of the staff of "The New Yorker." His novels have won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Rosenthal Foundation Award, and the William Dean Howells Medal. In 2007 he received the Gold Medal for Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. John Updike died in January 2009.

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