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The accursed


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The accursed

Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938-

New York : Ecco, 2013.

xiii, 669 p. : map ; 24 cm.

A major historical novel from "one of the great artistic forces of our time" (The Nation)--an eerie, unforgettable story of possession, power, and loss in early-twentieth-century Princeton, a cultural crossroads of the powerful and the damned

Princeton, New Jersey, at the turn of the twentieth century: a tranquil place to raise a family, a genteel town for genteel souls. But something dark and dangerous lurks at the edges of the town, corrupting and infecting its residents. Vampires and ghosts haunt the dreams of the innocent. A powerful curse besets the elite families of Princeton; their daughters begin disappearing. A young bride on the verge of the altar is seduced and abducted by a dangerously compelling man-a shape-shifting, vaguely European prince who might just be the devil, and who spreads his curse upon a richly deserving community of white Anglo-Saxon privilege. And in the Pine Barrens that border the town, a lush and terrifying underworld opens up.

When the bride's brother sets out against all odds to find her, his path will cross those of Princeton's most formidable people, from Grover Cleveland, fresh out of his second term in the White House and retired to town for a quieter life, to soon-to-be commander in chief Woodrow Wilson, president of the university and a complex individual obsessed to the point of madness with his need to retain power; from the young Socialist idealist Upton Sinclair to his charismatic comrade Jack London, and the most famous writer of the era, Samuel Clemens/Mark Twain-all plagued by "accursed" visions.

An utterly fresh work from Oates, The Accursed marks new territory for the masterful writer. Narrated with her unmistakable psychological insight, it combines beautifully transporting historical detail with chilling supernatural elements to stunning effect.



1 copy available at St. Clair College - Windsor/South Campus

LC Call No:

PS3565 .A8 A75 2013


Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938-


The accursed / Joyce Carol Oates.


1st ed.


xiii, 669 p. : map ; 24 cm.


Map on lining papers.


"A novel" -- p. 1 of cover.


Includes bibliographical references.


Princeton (N.J.)--Fiction.

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020 ISBN   $a ISBN  978-0-06-223435-3
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    $b Language of cataloging  eng
    $c Transcribing agency  UPZ
050 LC Call No 14  $a Classification number  PS3565
    $b Item number  .A8 A75 2013
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245 Title 14  $a Title  The accursed /
    $c Statement of responsibility  Joyce Carol Oates.
250 Edition   $a Edition statement  1st ed.
260 PublicationInfo   $a Place of publication, dist.  New York :
    $b Name of publisher, dist, etc  Ecco,
    $c Date of publication, dist, etc  2013.
300 Physical Desc   $a Extent  xiii, 669 p. :
    $b Other physical details  map ;
    $c Dimensions  24 cm.
500 General Note   $a General note  Map on lining papers.
500 General Note   $a General note  "A novel" -- p. 1 of cover.
504 BibliogrphyNote   $a Bibliography, etc. note  Includes bibliographical references.
650 Subj. $a Topical heading  Blessing and cursing
    $v   Fiction.
650 Subj. $a Topical heading  Lynching
    $v   Fiction.
650 Subj. $a Topical heading  Demonology
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    $h Classification part  PS3565.A8 A75 2013
    $p Barcode  219997
    $9 Cost  $16.00

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