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The centaur

Author: John Updike
Publisher: London : Deutsch, 1963.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Authors' autographs (Provenance)
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Updike
OCLC Number: 12060238
Notes: Includes index.
Awards: National Book Award for Fiction, 1964.
Description: 302 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: John Updike.

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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.

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