The Centaur. John Updike.
The Centaur
The Centaur

The Centaur

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1963. Stated First Edition. Grey paper covered boards. Black cloth spine. Stamped in silver. Tight, clean, no markings; very good to fine condition. / Dust jacket shows light edgewear. One inch and a half closed tear from top edge down the back joint of jacket. Item #128

A retelling of the myth of Chiron, the noblest and the wisest of the centaurs, who, painfully wounded and yet unable to die, gave u[p his immortality on behalf of Prometheus. In the retelling, Olympus becomes Olinger High School, Chiron a teacher of general science there, and Prometheus, his fifteen-year-old son.

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