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The accursed, Joyce Carol Oates

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The accursed
Title
The accursed
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Joyce Carol Oates
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eng
Summary
New Jersey, 1906: soon-to-be commander-in-chief Woodrow Wilson is president of Princeton University. On a neighbouring farm, muck-raking novelist Upton Sinclair, enjoying the success of The Jungle, has taken up residence with his family. Grover Cleveland, fresh out of his second term in the White House has retired to town for a quieter life. Meanwhile, the elite families of Princeton have been beset by a powerful curse-their daughters are 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. In the Pine Barrens on the edge of town, a mysterious and persuasive evil takes shape
Summary
While Woodrow Wilson is president of Princeton University at the turn of the 20th century, a strange European prince, possibly the Devil himself, befuddles members of Princeton's social elite. Several disturbing events occur before the prince runs away with a bride who is the granddaughter of a prominent clergyman. Princeton seems to be cursed, and the question is, can the curse be broken by the end of this surreal historical novel? - Description by Katherine Bradley Johnson
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New York Times Notable Book, 2013
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10169694
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NOV
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1938-
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Oates, Joyce Carol
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no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Horror tales
  • Paranormal fiction
  • Princeton (N.J.)
  • Princeton (N.J.)
  • Princeton (N.J.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The accursed, Joyce Carol Oates
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Publication
Control code
000050632242
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 669 p.
Isbn
9780007494200
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(pbk.)
Label
The accursed, Joyce Carol Oates
Publication
Control code
000050632242
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 669 p.
Isbn
9780007494200
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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