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The Poorhouse Fair

A Novel
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ISBN-13:
9780679645771
Einband:
Ebook
Seiten:
176
Autor:
John Updike
Serie:
Random House
eBook Typ:
Adobe Digital Editions
eBook Format:
EPUB
Kopierschutz:
2 - DRM Adobe
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

"Brilliant . . . Here is the conflict of real ideas; of real personalities; here is a work of intellectual imagination and great charity. The Poorhouse Fair is a work of art."-The New York Times Book ReviewThe 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.Praise for The Poorhouse Fair"A first novel of rare precision and real merit . . . a rich poorhouse indeed."-Newsweek "Turning on a narrow plot of ground, it achieves the rarity of bounded, native truth, and comes forth as microcosm."-Commonweal

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