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Month of Sundays, a (1974) [Novel]
by John Updike Rating: Weighted - 7.2 / Average - 7.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

In this brilliant new 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.

Original title: A Month of Sundays
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

Edition #1: Month of Sundays, a

Month of Sundays, a (1974)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "The funniest book that anyone is likely to read in, well, a month of Sundays.... An excellent novel.... Updike is dazzling in his wordplay." The Cleveland Press
  • "A tour de force.... Readable, clever." Chicago Tribune Book World
  • "Updike is playful, witty, ironic, ever-fresh, ever-provocative, and ever so ever erotic.... A Month of Sundays is both poignant and very funny.... One of America's most original, most subtle, and most engaging writers." The Boston Globe
  • "Filled with a lush, explicit eroticism and sly punning that stretches from nave to navel." Kirkus
  • "About as funny as they come.... He has a dozen ways of making you laugh.... One of the most entertaining novels I have read in a long time." Granville Hicks, The American Way
  • "A cross between Bellow's Herzog and Nabokov's Humbert...." New York Times Book Review
  • "Outrageous and outstanding.... Beautiful work." The National Observer
  • "A flawless and utterly compelling work. His wit, intelligent sympathy, and unequaled command of the potentialities of the language for expressing and revealing have never had a better union.... One of Updike's finest achievements." The Charlotte Observer
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