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The Centaur by John Updike - 1st Edition - 1963 - from Ramblingsid's Books (SKU: 000218)

The Centaur

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The Centaur

by John Updike

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  • hardcover
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Andre Deutsch, 1963 hb no d/w, 1st Uk ed, green cloth boards with gilt titles a little dulled, corners a little bumped, hint of yellowing to pages due to age [Box 5]

Synopsis

John Hoyer Updike was an American novelist, poet, short story writer, art critic, and literary critic. His novel, The Centaur, won the National Book Award in 1964. It is the story of George Caldwell, an aging, self-deprecating high school teacher and his bewildered son Peter, taking place in a small Pennsylvania town. The two end up spending a few days in town when their car breaks down and then there is a blizzard, stranding them for an additional night. The book compares each character to a character in Greek mythology revealing an exploration in storytelling and stylistic variation. The interweaving of classic myth and small town life is absolutely brilliant.

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book dealer
Ramblingsid's Books GB (GB)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
000218
Title
The Centaur
Author
John Updike
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand - Good
Jacket condition
No Jacket
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Andre Deutsch
Date Published
1963

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