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Publisher: Easton Press
Binding: Full genuine leather
Illustrator: Signed Limited Edition of 1200
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As New in the original shrink-wrap. The condition is of the highest quality. Includes original COA, collector notes, and unattached bookplate for your own personalization.


Personally hand signed directly into the book by John Updike.

John Updike is one of the most prominent contemporary American novelists and also a Pulitzer Price winning leading author. This is the signed limited edition of the 1984 best seller The Witches of Eastwick.

This leather bound collector's edition has been personally hand signed by John Updike himself and is an heirloom you can cherish with your family for generations to come. Very rare at only 1200 produced in this collector's edition.

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

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.


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   * Hubbed Spine, Accented in Real 22KT Gold
   * Satin Ribbon Page Marker
   * Gilded Page Edges
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   * Beautiful Illustrations


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Book Description

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 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

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



About the Author


John Hoyer Updike (born March 18, 1932 in Reading, Pennsylvania) is an American novelist, poet, short story writer and literary critic. Updike's most famous work is his Rabbit series (Rabbit, Run; Rabbit Redux; Rabbit Is Rich; Rabbit At Rest; and Rabbit Remembered). Rabbit is Rich and Rabbit at Rest received the Pulitzer Prize. Describing his subject as "the American small town, Protestant middle class," Updike is widely recognized for his careful craftsmanship and prolific output, having published 22 novels and more than a dozen short story collections, as well as poetry, literary criticism and children's books. Hundreds of his stories, reviews, and poems have appeared in The New Yorker since 1954. The Widows of Eastwick, John Updike's sequel to the 1984 best seller The Witches of Eastwick, was published by Alfred A. Knopf in October 2008.


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])


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