The poorhouse fair
"The hero of John Updike's first novel, published when the author was twenty-six, is ninety-four-year-old John Hook, a dying man who yet refuses to be dominated. His world is a poorhouse—a county home for the aged and infirm—overseen by Stephen Conner, a righteous young man who considers it his duty to know what is best for others. The action of the novel unfolds over a single summer's day, the day of the poorhouse's annual fair, a day of escalating tensions between Conner and the rebellious Hook. Its climax is a contest between progress and tradition, benevolence and pride, reason and faith."--
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|Grouped Work ID||17c996a7-0d30-5be3-e3b8-c84af136e3b2|
|Grouping Title||poorhouse fair|
|Grouping Author||john updike|
|Grouping Language||English (eng)|
|Last Grouping Update||2022-07-30 19:44:34PM|
|Last Indexed||2022-08-10 01:51:32AM|
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