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1. Katie
 
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2. The Poems Of Henry Timrod
 
3. Poems of Henry Timrod; with memoir
 
4. Poems of Henry Timrod; with memoir.
 
5. Poems
 
6. Henry Timrod, Laureate of the
 
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7. Henry Timrod: A Biography
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8. Rabbit Novels Vol. 2
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9. Rabbit Novels Vol. 1

1. Katie
by Henry Timrod 1828-1867
Paperback: 52 Pages (1884-12-31)
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This reproduction was printed from a digital file created at the Library of Congress as part of an extensive scanning effort started with a generous donation from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.The Library is pleased to offer much of its public domain holdings free of charge online and at a modest price in this printed format.Seeing these older volumes from our collections rediscovered by new generations of readers renews our own passion for books and scholarship. ... Read more


2. The Poems Of Henry Timrod
by Timrod Henry 1828-1867
 Paperback: 218 Pages (2010-09-29)
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3. Poems of Henry Timrod; with memoir and portrait.
by Timrod. Henry. 1828-1867.
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4. Poems of Henry Timrod; with memoir.
by Timrod. Henry. 1828-1867.
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5. Poems
by Henry, 1828-1867 Timrod
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6. Henry Timrod, Laureate of the Confederacy
by Henry T. Thompson
 Hardcover: 147 Pages (1928-01)
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7. Henry Timrod: A Biography
by Walter Brian Cisco
 Hardcover: 164 Pages (2004-09)
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8. Rabbit Novels Vol. 2
by John Updike
Paperback: 912 Pages (2003-11-04)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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The third and fourth novel in John Updike’s acclaimed quartet of Rabbit books–now in one marvelous volume.

RABBIT IS RICH
Winner of the American Book Award and
the National Book Critics Circle Award


“Dazzlingly reaffirms Updike’s place as master chronicler of the spiritual maladies and very earthly pleasure of the Middle-American male.”
Vogue

“A splendid achievement!”
The New York Times


RABBIT AT REST
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and
the National Book Critics Circle Award

“Brilliant . . . It must be read. It is the best novel about America to come out of America for a very, very long time.”
The Washington Post Book World

“Powerful . . . John Updike with his precision’s prose and his intimately attentive yet cold eye is a master.”
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Customer Reviews (5)

5-0 out of 5 stars A Stunning Literary Accomplishment
A remarkable pair of novels.You will care for Rabbit deeply by the end of the series, despite (or perhaps because of) his relatable faults.Updike paints such a detailed picture of Rabbit's life, but somehow the story transcends the details and speaks of American Life in general.Truly mesmerizing prose - get ready to underline a lot of passages and dog ear a lot of pages!

4-0 out of 5 stars Rabbit wasn't particularly loveable, but I'll miss him
The third and fourth books in Updike's series of books tracing the life of Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom are probably the best of the bunch, with the final, "Rabbit at Rest" being the most engaging of the four. In them, Rabbit experiences the satisfaction of having "made it" in his forties, comfortably relaxing with his new country club buddies and swinging lifestyle (though the world and the people around him continue to flummox and puzzle him). In book four, he's in his mid fifties and feeling tired and adrift. He feels that death looms around the corner, just over the horizon. Loved ones die and his own shiftless child discomfits him. The reality of life's finality soaks his thoughts and stalks him. Things aren't helped by a body that seems to be turning against him. There are a lot of melodramatic elements to the final novel, some that startle or shock and some that made me yell at the characters in mid-dialogue. (Guess that's how you know when a book has grabbed you.) At the end of Rabbit's life (and four books), what did it all mean? Answer that, and you've delivered the punchline that authors of great fiction have always striven to reveal.

4-0 out of 5 stars A Long Diary of a Nobody.
This is another Mr Pooter type story, although Rabbit is no Charles Pooter. I waded through all four books just because I am a big fan of John Updike. His descriptive writing has no equal in modern literature, he could even describe watching paint drying on the wall and make it sound interesting, but Harry Angstrom is not worth writing about. A completely useless character with his brains in his genitals which the author describes, along with other genitals male and female throughout the quartet in minute detail. Others have outlinedthe story such as it is, so I won't go into that; basketball hero at school is the protagonists only claim to fame, then car salesman, marries bosses daughter, one living child a useless drug addict; plain, considered cerebrally slow wife who outshines him in the end; gradual decline into ill health and death. His life does not make a ripple like millions of others. Depressing, definitely not uplifting books in any way. The nostalgic trips down memory lane through the fifties, sixties, seventies and eighties may be entertaining for some, I just found them even more depressing.

John Updike's writing as usual scores high marks for his keen observation and ability to put every strand of hair, its length, thickness, quality, color, brilliance, health, age, tractability, durability, its relation to other hairs, and its owner into words. As I have indicated in another post, the world lost a master when he died, but these four books were a drag for me simply because I disliked and was not in the least bit interested in the man the books are about, or his family. I am giving the book four stars for the writing but only two for the story.

5-0 out of 5 stars Masterpiece(s) ...
I reread Rabbit Run and Redux after 25+ years and was so glad I did.I remembered enjoying them way back in college, but probably didn't "get" them the way I do at age 51.I've since been reading all of Updike's novels and short stories ... he's an American master and the Rabbit novels more than prove it.

5-0 out of 5 stars God's Gift to Humankind
These Rabbit books may not rank by academic standards with the likes of James Joyce or Marcel Proust, but by any other standard, they may be said to be the absolute best there is. Updike can be unsatisfying - there are pieces that I have had trouble getting through, but one comes to accept the fact that writers run in streaks like baseball players. In this series, Updike was having one of those incredibly productive 'seasons', and as a result we have this rich, hilarious, moving set of books which improve from volume to volume. By the time one gets to "Rabbit Is Rich," Updike is writing at his best. What is so great here is that one can live in Rabbit's world with him, especially if you remember the Carter years, the arrival on these shores of Toyota, and the odd sense of anxiety that grew in the land as a result of that and other signs of national decay. Updike sees it all. Rabbit is rich, but Rabbit is not happy. His sex life isn't what it used to be, but he still gets a kick out of looking at women's breasts, enjoys contemplating the color of a stranger's body hair, can't help noticing little perfections and imperfections on his daughter-in-laws legs. His disappointments preoccupy him, but his memory of moments of happiness is keen, so we bask in his nostalgia. Rabbit is especially hilarious on the subject of America's youth, especially that of his son, who has bad taste in just about everything. Rabbit plays the maimed hero, triumphant yet oddly unmanned. ... Read more


9. Rabbit Novels Vol. 1
by John Updike
Paperback: 640 Pages (2003-11-04)
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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The first and second novels in John Updike’s acclaimed quartet of Rabbit books–now in one marvelous volume.

RABBIT, RUN

“Brilliant and poignant . . . By his compassion, clarity of insight, and crystal-bright prose, [Updike] makes Rabbit’s sorrow his and out own.”
The Washington Post

“Precise, graceful, stunning, he is an athlete of words and images. He is also an impeccable observer of thoughts and feelings.”
The Village Voice


RABBIT REDUX

“ ‘Great in love, in art, boldness, freedom, wisdom, kindness, exceedingly rich in intelligence, wit, imagination, and feeling–a great and beautiful thing . . .’ these hyperboles (quoted from a letter written long ago by Thomas Mann) come to mind after reading John Updike’s Rabbit Redux.”
–The New York Times Book Review


“Updike owns a rare verbal genius, a gifted intelligence and a sense of tragedy made bearable by wit. . . .A masterpiece.”
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Customer Reviews (7)

5-0 out of 5 stars rabbit novels
I was extremely happy and the book was recieved in less than a week.I will positively deal with this seller again.

1-0 out of 5 stars Rabbit Run
I bought this book for a book club I am in.After reading about 20 pages of it, I had to stop.I really did not enjoy reading this and felt I could use my time to do just about anything else, including cleaning the bathroom, and get more out of it.This is unusual for me as I usually love anything I read.If you don't like depressing stories with unlikable characters, don't get this.On the one hand, I do not think reading only 20 pages gives me enough information to provide a fair review, however, only one person in our book group liked it.

4-0 out of 5 stars Updike is one of the great American Writers
Rabbit Run is a great American novel and the best part is Updike got better as time went on.It shows in Rabbit Redux.He writing is clearer and the story grabs you right away.The rebellious Harry becomes the sad, over-weight man at 36 going on 60.If someone loves to read a good book or is thinking about a career in writing they need to read these novels and see if they can even come close to Updike.If not, keep your day job!

5-0 out of 5 stars Good edition for reading
Just took this and the second volume on a beach vacation and consumed all four novels with eager gratefulness.I had read these first two novels when much younger - my take from later years is even more positive, although Updike's sexual obsession - and that is what it is - gets more tiresome more quickly to an older reader. To someone who has lived through the same times, these Rabbit novels are a gift, an illumination.These editions are far better than the one-volume Everyman edition, which is too heavy and can result in serious injury. Go for it.Read them quickly, in succession.You may be annoyed at times but the cumulative effect is to understand more about America, American decline (in particular note the Japanese Toyota executive's comments in Rabbit at Rest) and probably yourself.

2-0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
I have just finished reading this book so I thought I would write my review when it is still fresh in my mind. The reason I completed this book (two books in one) is that I am a bigger fan of John Updike than I am of this book. The two other books of his I read and reviewed I enjoyed enormously, "Terrorist" and "In the Beauty of the Lilies," this, not so much, in fact hardly at all.

Perhaps it is a tribute to John Updike's genius as a writer that he can change his style from these early beginnings to the books I enjoyed so much.The descriptions are there as vividly as ever, but the subject matter is depressingly boring. It was as if he used this "diary of a nobody" to exercise his skill at writing about and describing sex acts, genitalia, and various forms of eroticism, sex being the predominant theme in the stories. Sex of course had only just been invented in the sixties, so it was all the rage and very much in vogue to immerse oneself in an orgy of self indulgence. Just as today the fashion, (promoted by Clinton) is oral sex, in the sixties masturbation had just been given a name and young boys were told they would not go blind after all. As good as they were technically, I did not find the descriptions in the least bit stimulating, just boring in a kind of here-we-go-again kind of way.

Harry's life is sad, he is a sad pathetic creature surrounded by sad pathetic creatures, so now you know what you are in for when you read this book. This is not an uplifting story, but perhaps the next book, "Rabbit is Rich" may be better. It seems that "Rabbit is Rich is the book which won John Updike the most accolades.

I will not go into the details of Harry's life, other people have done that, it is very much kitchen sink stuff anyway; up's and down's, tragedies, loves and losses. The best and most exciting description comes in the second book "Rabbit Redux" when the lover of Harry's wife who is in bed with her at the time, has a heart attack. It starts on page 334 in this book and continues for about three pages. John Updike builds up the tension, interest and excitement with the skill with which he became famous.

I will read the next two books, simply because these books are written so far apart John Updike has had time to develop and improve his story telling and perhaps Harry, (and the author) may have better things in mind than sex 24hrs a day.
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