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Marry Me

Written by John Updike

Part of the Penguin Modern Classics Series

Marry Me Synopsis

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.

Marry Me Press Reviews

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

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141189406
Publication date: 28th February 2008
Author: John Updike
Publisher: Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 336 pages

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 ...

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