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The widows of Eastwick

by John Updike

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Published by Knopf in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Fiction,
  • Widows,
  • Witches,
  • Women

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    Alexandra, Jane, and Sukie return to the old Rhode Island seaside town where they indulged in wicked mischief under the influence of the diabolical Darryl Van Horne. Darryl is gone, and their lovers of the time have aged or died, but enchantment remains in the familiar streets and scenery of the village, where they enjoyed their lusty primes as free and empowered women. And, among the local citizenry, there are still those who remember them, and wish them ill. How they cope with the lingering traces of their evil deeds, the shocks of a mysterious counterspell, and the advancing inroads of old age are at the heart of Updike"s delightful, ominous sequel.--From publisher description.

    Edition Notes

    Statementby John Updike
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3571.P4 W48 2008
    The Physical Object
    Pagination308 p. ;
    Number of Pages308
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24755232M
    ISBN 100307269604
    ISBN 109780307269607
    LC Control Number2008018513
    OCLC/WorldCa192080516

      The Widows of Eastwick is an intelligent and rewarding book, like almost everything he produces, but it retains only mild vestiges of the truly magical sheen of the first volume, which especially in its virtuosic first 50 pages or so saw the author at the very top of his game, a far greater magus than the witches’ nemesis, Darryl Van Horne. The Widows of Eastwick eBook: Updike, John: : Kindle Store. Skip to main content. Try Prime Hello. Sign in Account & Lists Account & Lists Returns & Orders Try Prime Cart. Kindle Store Go Search Hello Select your /5(32).

    Get this from a library! The widows of Eastwick. [John Updike] -- More than three decades have passed since Alexandra, Jane and Sukie left Eastwick. They have since remarried and become widows. Coping with their grief and solitude as widows do: they travel the.   I took the advice of another reviewer and read "The Widows of Eastwick" immediately after re-reading "The Witches of Eastwick". As such, I found it thoroughly enjoyable. Since it was Updike's final book, written/published when he was in his mid's, which is my current age, I was most curious to see Updike's perspective on aging in general and /5(33).

    Having read the Witches of Eastwick back when it came out, my memory of the previous events was a bit dim as I read this book. Nonetheless, I found the struggle to deal with the reality of aging, which no magic, apparently, can quell, fascinating and perhaps, more truly horrifying than any of the supernatural events previously enacted/5(19). The Eastwick book series by John Updike includes books The Witches of Eastwick and The Widows of Eastwick. See the complete Eastwick series book list in order, box sets or omnibus editions, and companion titles.


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The Widows of Eastwick is John Updike's last published book (he died January 27th, of lung cancer)and just because it was his last book, that in itself is worth the read. I love Updike's short story, "A&P" but haven't had the pleaure of reading any of his novels -- "Widows" was my first foray into Updikeland.3/5.

Although 'Widows' lacks the sparkle and energy of the first book it is a good description of how things have changed both for the three witches and the town of Cited by: 3. Although 'Widows' lacks the sparkle and energy of the first book it is a good description of how things have changed both for the three witches and the town of /5(59).

The Witches of Eastwick is a novel by American writer John Updike. A sequel, The Widows of Eastwick, was published in 2 Literary significance and criticism. 3 Film, television, and theatrical adaptations.

The story, set in the fictional Rhode Island town of Eastwick in the late s, follows the witches Alexandra Spofford, Jane Author: John Updike. The information about The Widows of Eastwick shown above was first featured in "The BookBrowse Review" - BookBrowse's online-magazine that keeps our members abreast of notable and high-profile books publishing in the coming weeks.

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All this provides the background for “The Widows of Eastwick,” Updike’s predictably ingenious sequel, set plus years later. The mood and tone are very different — relaxed and contemplative. More than three decades have passed since the events described in John Updike's The Witches of Eastwick, and the three divorcées—Alexandra, Jane, and Sukie—have left town, remarried, and become cope with their grief and solitude as widows do: they travel the world, to such exotic lands as Canada, Egypt, and China, and renew old acquaintance.

T he widows of Eastwick contains witches and spells, but like its predecessor, The Witches of Eastwick, resists crossing over into the category of the paranormal. It holds on firmly to dual. The Widows of Eastwick by John Updike | Editorial Reviews. Paperback (Reprint) $ Hardcover.

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The three divorcées - Alexandra, Jane, and Sukie - have left town, remarried, and become. Buy a cheap copy of The Widows of Eastwick book by John Updike. More than three decades have passed since the events described in John Updike’s The Witches of Eastwick. The three divorcées—Alexandra, Jane, and Sukie—have left Free shipping over $Cited by: 3.

The Widows of Eastwick by John Updike and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   The Widows of Eastwick marks a return of the Witches - now geriatric like Updike, full of wit and juice, newly widowed, who ultimately return to Eastwick and witchcraft, with mixed results.

The book is in thirds - a curiously slow beginning built around foreign travel, a strong middle section, and a surprising final third/5(40).

A book of short stories, called “My Father’s Tears,” after a story that appeared in the New Yorker, as have nine other stories in the story book.

“I don’t write [short stories] the. The First Edition is now scarce. The book is very beautifully produced: Pale blue cloth boards, gold-dominant DJ design, and elegant salmon topstain. Presents John Updike's "The Widows of Eastwick".

His brilliant sequel to "The Witches of Eastwick". "John Updike is the great genial sorcerer of American letters. His output alone has been. About The Widows of Eastwick. More than three decades after the events described in The Witches of Eastwick, Alexandra, Jane, and Sukie—widowed, aging, and with their occult powers fading—return for the summer to the Rhode Island town where they once made piquant scandal and sometimes deadly mischief.

But what was then a center of license and liberation is now a. Updike's 'Witches' Return To Eastwick As 'Widows' Octo • John Updike's once unstoppable magic sisters return to their former haunts in.

The Widows of Eastwick, like all mortal souls, are diminished by their years yet strengthened by their experience. As they encounter their old lovers and rivals, they are confronted with sometimes ugly and often amusing truths about themselves.

John. My introduction to the fiction of John Updike is The Witches of Eastwick and based on pages, it's going to take Elizabeth Montgomery wiggling her nose for me to pick up one of the author's books again.

Published inthis literature is set in a quaint Rhode Island town (described down to the flowers or carpeting) where three bewitching women (described down to their /5. import existing book J Edited by Clean Up Bot: remove fake subjects October 8, Edited by Clean Up Bot: merge duplicate works of 'The widows of Eastwick' Ma Edited by Maggie Machowicz: merge authors July 9, Created by ImportBot: import new book.

“John Updike is the great genial sorcerer of American letters [and] The Witches of Eastwick [is one of his] most ambitious works. [A] comedy of the blackest sort.” (The New York Times Book Review)Toward the end of the Vietnam era, in a snug little Rhode Island seacoast town, wonderful powers have descended upon Alexandra, Jane, and Sukie, bewitching divorcées with sudden.

Like many of his minor works, The Widows of Eastwick lends more weight to the view of him as an almost spookily unreflective channeller and prettifier of baby-boom Americana, with a selectively Author: Christopher Tayler.

John Updike's once unstoppable magic sisters return to their former haunts in the sequel to his novel The Witches of Eastwick.

Thirty years have passed, and The Widows of Eastwick are coming.