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The Centaur

The Centaur

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The Centaur

by Updike, John

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  • Paperback
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Fawcett Crest #M1348, 1963. Paperback. Good/No dust jacket. Edges and corners worn, wrappers rubbed. Red edge tint. Very tight binding, text clean but tanning, no writing, tears or creases.

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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Bookseller
KnC Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
BF00210002879
Title
The Centaur
Author
Updike, John
Format/Binding
Paperback
Book Condition
Used - Good
Jacket Condition
No dustjacket
Quantity Available
1
Publisher
Fawcett Crest
Date Published
1963
Weight
0.00 lbs
Bookseller catalogs
Fiction;

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Wrappers
The paper covering on the outside of a paperback. Also see the entry for pictorial wraps, color illustrated coverings for...
Jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...
Tight
Used to mean that the binding of a book has not been overly loosened by frequent use.
Edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...

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