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The Resource Rabbit is rich, John Updike

Rabbit is rich, John Updike

Label
Rabbit is rich
Title
Rabbit is rich
Statement of responsibility
John Updike
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The hero of John Updike's Rabbit, Run (1960), ten years after the hectic events described in Rabbit Redux (1971), has come to enjoy considerable prosperity as Chief Sales Representative of Springer Motors, a Toyota agency in Brewer, Pennsylvania. The time is 1979: Skylab is falling, gas lines are lengthening, the President collapses while running in a marathon, and double-digit inflation coincides with a deflation of national confidence. Nevertheless, Harry Angstrom feels in good shape, ready to enjoy life at last-- until his son, Nelson, returns from the West, and the image of an old love pays a visit to his lot. New characters and old populate these scenes from Rabbit's middle age, as he continues to pursue, in his erratic fashion, the rainbow of happiness
Member of
Summary
Harry Angstrom, now middle-aged and the chief sales representative of a Toyota dealership, attempts to cope with such problems as inflation, governmental ineffectiveness, the return of his prodigal son, and a chance encounter with an old girlfriend
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • National Book Award for Fiction, 1982
  • National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, 1981.
  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1982.
Awards note
  • Pulitzer Prize, Fiction, 1982.
  • National Book Award, Fiction (Hardcover), 1982.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
060147
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Updike, John
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1100
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Borzoi books
Series volume
0003
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Angstrom, Harry (Fictitious character)
  • Middle class men
  • Angstrom, Harry (Fictitious character)
  • Middle class men
Target audience
adult
Label
Rabbit is rich, John Updike
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm07283732
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
467 pages
Isbn
9780394520872
Lccn
81001287
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)7283732
Label
Rabbit is rich, John Updike
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm07283732
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
467 pages
Isbn
9780394520872
Lccn
81001287
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)7283732

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