John Updike
John Updike (1932-2009) was an American novelist, poet, short story writer and essayist. He is perhaps best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom series, including the novels Rabbit, Run, Rabbit Redux, Rabbit is Rich and a novella entitled Rabbit Remembered. He began his career as a staff writer with The New Yorker and became associated with the publication, despite only working there for two years. Besides writing more than twenty novels and many short story and poetry collections, Updike was also considered one of the best American literature and art critics of his generation.

John Updike’s first book to be published was a poetry collection entitled The Carpentered Hen and Other Tame Creatures. The next year, he came out with his first short story collection, entitled The Same Door. Finally, his debut novel was the 1960 novel Rabbit, Run, which Time magazine listed as one of the 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005. Below is a list of John Updike’s books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom Books


Rabbit, Run(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rabbit Redux(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rabbit is Rich(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rabbit at Rest(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Henry Bech Books


Bech: A Book(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bech is Back(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bech at Bay(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Buchanan Books


Buchanan Dying: A Play(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Memories of the Ford Administration(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Scarlet Letter Trilogy Books


A Month of Sundays(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Roger's Version(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
S.(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Maples Stories Collections


Too Far to Go(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Maples Stories(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Eastwick Books


The Witches of Eastwick(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Widows of Eastwick(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


The Poorhouse Fair(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Centaur(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Of the Farm(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Couples(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Marry Me(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Coup(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Your Lover Just Called(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
More Stately Mansions(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Brazil(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In the Beauty of the Lilies(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Toward the End of Time(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Women Who Got Away(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gertrude and Claudius(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Seek My Face(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Villages(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Terrorist(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories


A and P(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Alligators(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections



The Carpentered Hen and Other Tame Creatures(1958) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Same Door(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hoping for a Hoopoe(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pigeon Feathers and Other Stories(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Telephone Poles and Other Poems(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Olinger Stories: A Selection(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Music School: Short Stories(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Midpoint and Other Poems(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dance of the Solids(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Museums & Women and Other Stories(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cunts: Upon Receiving The Swingers Life Club Membership Solicitation(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tossing and Turning: Poems(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Problems and Other Stories(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Facing Nature(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Trust Me(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Collected Poems, 1953-1993(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Afterlife and Other Stories(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Licks of Love: Short Stories and a Sequel, 'Rabbit Remembered'(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Americana and Other Poems(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Early Stories, 1953-1975(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Three Trips(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Endpoint and Other Poems(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Picture Books


The Magic Flute(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Twelve Terrors of Christmas(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies


The Best American Short Stories 1984(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best American Short Stories of the Century(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


Assorted Prose(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Picked-Up Pieces: Essays(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hugging the Shore: Essays and Criticism(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Self-Consciousness: Memoirs(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Just Looking: Essays on Art(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Odd Jobs: Essays and Criticism(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Golf Dreams: Writings on Golf(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
More Matter: Essays and Criticism(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Still Looking: Essays on American Art(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In Love with a Wanton: Essays on Golf(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Due Considerations: Essays and Criticism(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu: John Updike on Ted Williams(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Higher Gossip: Essays and Criticism(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: The Best American Short Stories 1984 was co-edited with Shannon Ravenel. The Best American Short Stories of the Century was co-edited alongside Katrina Kenison.

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John Updike Synopsis: In John Updike’s first novel, Rabbit, Run, Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom was once the star player for his high school basketball team. And now he’s in his mid-20s, work is uninteresting, his marriage is rocky to say the least and the solution seems to be an affair. But happiness isn’t as easy to acquire as a medal. Harry must run from his wife, his life and from himself until he gets to a point where he cannot turn around and go back.

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