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The accursed
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Published:
New York : Ecco, c2013.
Format:
Book
Edition:
1st ed.
Physical Desc:
xiii, 669 pages ; 24 cm.
Status:
Main Library - Adult Fiction
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Description

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.

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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780062231703, 0062231707

Notes

General Note
Map on lining papers.
General Note
"A novel" -- p. 1 of cover.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references.
Description
In 20th century Princeton, New Jersey, a powerful curse, which besets the wealthiest of families, causes the disappearance of a young bride, and when her brother sets out to find her, he crosses paths with the town's most formidable people, including Grover Cleveland and Upton Sinclair.
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Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Oates, J. C. (2013). The accursed. New York: Ecco.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938-. 2013. The Accursed. New York: Ecco.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938-, The Accursed. New York: Ecco, 2013.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Oates, Joyce Carol. The Accursed. New York: Ecco, 2013. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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