1984 THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK John Updike Hardcover Dust Jacket

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This is a 1984 hard cover edition of THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK by John Updike published by Knopf. The Dust Jacket is in very good condition. The boards are purple with metallic lettering. The binding is sound. The pages are deckle edged. There aren't any obvious signs of inscriptions, marginalization or dog eared pages.

Published in 1984, Updike described his novel as "about female power, a power that patriarchal societies have denied." Many scholars viewed it as strongly pro-feminist, "an intelligent engagement with feminism, and a rare case of a male novelist writing from women's points of view." Some have expressed concern that the book may be  misogynistic, as it seems to reinforce the patriarchal concepts of women as witches. If you are a collector of banned books, then this controversial, feminist work is one you will want on your library shelf.

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