Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Knopf; 1st trade ed edition (October 12, 1976)
Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.7 x 1.4 inches
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. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
"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
Comments: Book is in excellent, clean condition. NF. Light dust jacket wear only