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Marry Me

Updike, John

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ISBN 10: 039440856X / ISBN 13: 9780394408569
Published by Knopf, New York, 1976
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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The time is 1962, and the place is the ffiefdom of Camelot called Greenwood, Connecticut. Jerry Conant and Sally Mathi as are in love and want to get married, though they are already married to others. A diadem of five symmetricqal chapters describes the course of their affair as it flickers off and on through the lon g summer, in an atmosphere of moral twilight. Bookseller Inventory # 5108

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Title: Marry Me

Publisher: Knopf, New York

Publication Date: 1976

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Trade

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"It is, quite simply, Updike's best novel yet." NEWSWEEK

A deftly satirical portrait of life and love in a suburban town as only Updike can paint it.
From the Paperback edition.


Updike's eighth novel, subtitled "A Romance" because, he says, "People don't act like that any more," centers on the love affair of a married couple in the Connecticut of 1962. Unfortunately, this is a couple whose members are married to other people. Suburban infidelity is familiar territory by now, but nobody knows it as well as Updike, and the book is written with the author's characteristic poetic sensibility and sly wit.

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