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Marry Me

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Sally is big, blonde and pampered. She's married to Richard. But she loves Jerry. Jerry loves Sally in return, but he's also still in love with his wife Ruth. Who's been sleeping with Richard ... As a hot, feverish summer of snatched weekends, secret phone calls and illicit lovemaking on the beach comes to a head, it turns out everyone knows more than they've been letting on. And that no one knows quite when to stop.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 20mm | 258.55g
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141189401
  • 9780141189406
  • 597,462

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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.
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""Marry Me" is superb, sharp, witty, perceptive, honest. . . . With keen intelligence, Updike has cut a slice of life the width of one town, the height of one feverish summer, the depth of four people trying to understand why their center does not hold--and turned it into a mirror of our modern popular wisdom."--"Chicago Daily News" "Updike's most mature work . . . His writing has deepened, grown wiser and funnier, like a face that is aging well.""--The Atlantic" "It is, quite simply, Updike's best novel yet.""--Newsweek" "Marry Me is superb, sharp, witty, perceptive, honest.... With keen intelligence, Updike has cut a slice of life the width of one town, the height of one feverish summer, the depth of four people trying to understand why their center does not hold -- and turned it into a mirror of our modern popular wisdom."-- Chicago Daily News"Updike's most mature work. His writing has deepened, grown wiser and funnier, like a face that is aging well."-- The Atlantic"Exuberantly lighthearted, genuinely comic."-- Publishers Weekly"A dazzling performance, cleverly and beautifully written."-- Library Journal
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About John Updike

John Updike was born in 1932 in Shillington, Pennsylvania. He is the author of over fifty books, including The Poorhouse Fair; the Rabbit series (Rabbit, Run; Rabbit Redux; Rabbit Is Rich; Rabbit At Rest); Marry Me; The Witches of Eastwick, which was made into a major feature film; Memories of the Ford Administration; Brazil; In the Beauty of the Lilies; Toward the End of Time; Gertrude and Claudius; and Seek My Face. He has written a number of collections of short stories, including The Afterlife and Other Stories and Licks of Love, which includes a final Rabbit story, Rabbit Remembered. His essays and criticism first appeared in publications such as the New Yorker and the New York Review of Books, and are now collected into numerous volumes. Collected Poems 1953-1993 brings together almost all of his verse, and a new edition of his Selected Poems is forthcoming from Hamish Hamilton.

His novels, stories, and non-fiction collections have won have won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award, the American Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Rosenthal Award and the Howells Medal.

Updike graduated from Harvard College in 1954, and spent a year at Oxford's Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art. From 1955 to 1957 he was a member of staff at the New Yorker, and he lived in Massachusetts from 1957 until his death in January 2009.
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1,266 ratings
3.53 out of 5 stars
5 17% (217)
4 36% (453)
3 33% (424)
2 10% (128)
1 3% (44)
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