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The Centaur by  John Updike - First edition - 1963 - from Evening Star Books (SKU: 00003383)

The Centaur

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The Centaur

by Updike, John

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  • very good
  • hardcover
  • First
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About This Item

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1963. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo. [9], 3-302, [8] pp. Quarter black cloth over grey paper boards with silver lettering on the front board and silver and gold lettering on the spine; orange topstain. Price of $4.00 on front flap of jacket. Winner of the National Book Award. Ahearn APG 008b. Minor fading to the boards' edges and a touch of offsetting to the gutters; jacket shows edge wear and a small dampstain on the rear panel.

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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Details

book dealer
Evening Star Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
00003383
Title
The Centaur
Author
Updike, John
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand - Very Good
Jacket condition
Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
First edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Alfred A. Knopf
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1963

Terms of Sale

Evening Star Books

All items subject to prior sale.� Certain items and shipping to certain countries may exceed the standard shipping amounts.� Any shipping expenses incurred above the standard rate will be billed at cost. Payment is in US dollars.� Personal checks must clear prior to shipment (please allow 10 days).� Books may be returned within 15 calendar days of delivery for any reason, so long as we are notified of return within 10 days of delivery.� Return items must be well packaged and fully insured and must be returned in same condition as sold. Any book described as a First Edition is also a First Printing unless otherwise indicated.

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Evening Star Books

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About Evening Star Books

We buy and sell rare and fine books in many fields. Our interests include philosophy, modern first editions, and works of historical or intellectual interest. In addition to bookselling, we regularly do valuations and appraisals for non-IRS purposes. Evening Star Books is a Limited Liability Company.

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