New York: Knopf. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1966. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 241 pages; Former owner's name on ffep & small bookseller's label at rear ep (Saville Book Shop, Washington, DC), otherwise clean and tight in original binding in dustjacket with some edgewear, two tiny indentations to edge of board. This was Updike's third book and his first short story collection. Stated first edition, in the first state dustjacket with reviews of "Poorhouse Fair" on the rear panel. All of these sixteen stories knock at the same door -- a door that in "Dentistry and Doubt" swings open and that in "Toward Evening" remains shut. Mr. Updike's world is a spiritual world where thoughts are judged more harshly than deeds and our apprehension, or misapprehension, of other human beings is the principle engine of suspense. . (Inventory #: 39592)
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