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The poorhouse fair.

John Updike

The poorhouse fair.

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Published by Penguin in Harmondsworth .
Written in English


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Originally published, New York, Knopf, 1959 London, Gollancz, 1959.

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Open LibraryOL17071701M

His world is a poorhousea county home for the aged and infirmoverseen 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. John Updike had already made a name as a contributor of stories and poems to The New Yorker when, in January , at the age of twenty-six, he published his first novel, The Poorhouse Fair, launching one of the most extraordinary literary careers in American Read Full Overview. Feb 17,  · His poetry—intellectual, witty pieces on the absurdities of modern life—was gathered in his first book, The Carpentered Hen and Other Tame Creatures (), which was followed by his first novel, The Poorhouse Fair (). About this time, Updike devoted himself to writing fiction full-time, and several works followed. Book is unread, Spine and binding tight, pages clean and unmarked or still in original shrinkwrap. Book spine may be shaken, Covers soiled or heavily rubbed. Details about The Poorhouse Fair by John Updike Fawcett Crest D 1st print tula-music.com Rating: % positive.


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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, First edition of the author's first novel. 8vo., orange cloth spine, letters stamped in gold and silver gilt to spine, grey-blue paper boards, author's name stamped in silver gilt to upper board, publisher's device sblind-stamped to lower board, top-edge stained orange.

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