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In the beauty of the lilies, John Updike

Label
In the beauty of the lilies
Title
In the beauty of the lilies
Statement of responsibility
John Updike
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
John Updike's seventeenth novel begins in 1910, and traces God's relation to four generations of an American family, beginning with Clarence Wilmot, a Presbyterian clergyman in Paterson, New Jersey. He loses his faith, and becomes an encyclopedia salesman and a motion-picture addict. The remainder of Clarence's family moves to the small town of Basingstoke, Delaware, where his cautious son, Teddy, becomes a mailman. Faithless himself, Teddy marries a good Methodist girl and begets Esther, whose prayers are always answered; she becomes an object of worship, a twentieth-century goddess. Her neglected son, Clark, makes his way back to the fiery fundamentals of Protestant piety. The novel ends in 1990, in Lower Branch, Colorado, and on television. Taking its title from the "Battle-Hymn of the Republic," In the Beauty of the Lilies spins one saga, one wandering tapestry thread, of the American Century
Cataloging source
DLC
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Updike, John
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3571.P4
LC item number
I44 1996
Literary form
fiction
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  • Clergy
  • Cults
  • Families
Label
In the beauty of the lilies, John Updike
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Paperback copies have imprint: New York : Ballantine Books, 1997 (First Ballantine Books Trade Edition, A Fawcett Columbine Book)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Clarence -- Teddy -- Essie/Alma -- Clark/Esau/Slick
Control code
ocm32780446
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Trade Edition.
Extent
491 pages
Isbn
9780449911211
Isbn Type
(pbk : Ballantine, 1997)
Lccn
95023467
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)32780446
Label
In the beauty of the lilies, John Updike
Publication
Note
Paperback copies have imprint: New York : Ballantine Books, 1997 (First Ballantine Books Trade Edition, A Fawcett Columbine Book)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Clarence -- Teddy -- Essie/Alma -- Clark/Esau/Slick
Control code
ocm32780446
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Trade Edition.
Extent
491 pages
Isbn
9780449911211
Isbn Type
(pbk : Ballantine, 1997)
Lccn
95023467
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)32780446

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