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The poorhouse fair
(Book)

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Published:
[Place of publication not identified] : Knopf, [1977].
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
xx, 185 pages
Status:
Boulder Main Adult Fiction
F Updi (1977 ed.)
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Boulder Main Adult Fiction
F Updi (1977 ed.)
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Aug 21, 2019
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"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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Language:
English
ISBN:
0394410505

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General Note
"A new edition of his first novel with an introduction by the author" -- Cover. Originally published in 1958.
Description
"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."--,Goodreads.com.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Updike, J. (1977). The poorhouse fair. [Place of publication not identified], Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Updike, John. 1977. The Poorhouse Fair. [Place of publication not identified], Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Updike, John, The Poorhouse Fair. [Place of publication not identified], Knopf, 1977.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Updike, John. The Poorhouse Fair. [Place of publication not identified], Knopf, 1977.

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