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In this antic riff on Hawthorne’s Scarlet Letter, the Reverend Tom Marshfield, a latter-day Arthur Dimmesdale, is sent west from his Midwestern parish in sexual disgrace. At a desert retreat dedicated to rest, recreation, and spiritual renewal, this fortyish serial fornicator is required to keep a journal whose thirty-one weekly entries constitute the book you now hold in your hand. In his wonderfully overwrought style he lays bare his soul and his past—his marriage to the daughter of his ethics professor, his affair with his organist, his antipathetic conversations with his senile father and his bisexual curate, his golf scores, his poker hands, his Biblical exegeses, and his smoldering desire for the directress of the retreat, the impregnable Ms. Prynne. A testament for our times.

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In this brilliant novel, John Updike has created one of his most memorable characters: the Reverend Tom Marshfield — literate, charming, sexual — whose outrageous behavior with the ladies of his flock scandalizes his parish....

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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A Month Of Sundays is John Updike's seventh novel that concerns a month of seventh days, a month of enforced rest and relaxation .This book has achieved a sureness of touch, and a supplement of style.

About the Author

John Updike was born in Shillington, Pennsylvania, in 1932. He graduated from Harvard College in 1954 and spent a year in Oxford, England, at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art. From 1955 to 1957 he was a member of the staff of The New Yorker. His novels have won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Rosenthal Foundation Award, and the William Dean Howells Medal. In 2007 he received the Gold Medal for Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. John Updike died in January 2009.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780394495514
Author:
Updike, John
Publisher:
Knopf Publishing Group
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Clergy
Subject:
Rehabilitation centers -- Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Publication Date:
19750131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.26x5.74x1.16 in. .95 lbs.

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Product details 240 pages Random House Trade - English 9780394495514 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In this brilliant novel, John Updike has created one of his most memorable characters: the Reverend Tom Marshfield — literate, charming, sexual — whose outrageous behavior with the ladies of his flock scandalizes his parish....

From the Trade Paperback edition.

"Synopsis" by , A Month Of Sundays is John Updike's seventh novel that concerns a month of seventh days, a month of enforced rest and relaxation .This book has achieved a sureness of touch, and a supplement of style.
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