Rabbit Redux. By John Updike. First Trade Edition, First Printing. Knopf. New York, 1971.


John Updike is one of the most celebrated American authors of all time. He captured middle class American life with narratives full of accessible characters and truthfully portrayed places.  He wrote with subtly brilliant sound and cadence. He published over two dozen novels and short story collections. He also published numerous letters and critical works. For all his achievements, Updike was awarded two Pulitzer Prizes for Fiction, two National Book Awards, several National Book Critics Circle Awards, and many other accolades. Rabbit Redux is one of his most important texts. It continues his acclaimed Rabbit series which began with Rabbit, Run in 1960. That novel garnered a dedicated fanbase of readers and critics alike, and so Rabbit Redux was highly anticipated. It did not disappoint. Critics noted how it continued to showcase Updike’s genius for characterization and fidelity to the middle class American experience. It is consistently ranked among the best novels of the last 100 years. For any Updike collector, Rabbit Redux is an essential volume.

This first trade edition, first printing is in about-fine condition. In the original red cloth, fine. Text block near-fine, only former owner’s stamp to front free endpaper. Top edge dyed blue. Remainder mark to bottom edge. IN the original dust jacket, very good with only minor soiling, bumping, and closed tears. Spine lightly faded. Preceded only by the signed limited first edition of 350 copies.

An about-fine first trade edition of Rabbit Redux.

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Rabbit Redux. By John Updike. First Trade Edition, First Printing. Knopf. New York, 1971.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 5 in