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The Accursed
The Accursed
Author: Joyce Carol Oates
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 r...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780062231703
ISBN-10: 0062231707
Publication Date: 3/5/2013
Pages: 672
  • Currently 2.6/5 Stars.

2.6 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Ecco
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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A hefty Gothic horror tale with historical characters of the time. It is outrageous in places, creepy, humorous and disturbing. The Curse comes to light in 1905 and the story is told over the course of one year. Characters involved include Woodrow Wilson, Grover Cleveland, Upton Sinclair and Jack London to name a few. The politics of Princeton are fascinating, but it takes some time to set up the atmosphere and background of our characters crucial to the story. Once it begins with the arrival of (the devil himself?) it is quite a crazy and horrific journey. Well done.
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