Order of John Updike Books
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
Publication Order of Henry Bech Books
Publication Order of Buchanan Books
Publication Order of Scarlet Letter Trilogy Books
Publication Order of Maples Stories Collections
Publication Order of Eastwick Books
Publication Order of Standalone Novels
Publication Order of Short Stories
Publication Order of Short Story Collections
Publication Order of Picture Books
Publication Order of Anthologies
Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books
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.