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The centaur / John Updike.

Updike, John, (author.).

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch AWARD NTL 1964 (Text) 39391006756298 Award - Fic Available -
West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette FIC UPD (Text) 31951003808919 Main Floor - Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780449912164
  • ISBN: 0449912167
  • Physical Description: 293 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: Random House Trade Paperbacks edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2013.

Content descriptions

General Note: Includes index.
"Originally published : United States: Alfred A. Knopf, 1962.
Summary, etc.: This story retells the Greek myth of the centaur, Chiron, who sacrifices his immortality for Prometheus. In the retelling, Olympus becomes Olinger High School; Chiron teaches general science; and, Prometheus is his 15-year-old son. Set in 1947 Pennsylvania.
Awards Note: National Book Award, 1964
Subject: Chiron (Greek mythology) > Fiction.
Centaurs > Fiction.
High school teachers > Fiction.
Fathers and sons > Fiction.
Pennsylvania > Fiction.

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