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The Witches of Eastwick

Updike, John (Book - 1984 )
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
The Witches of Eastwick
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Toward the end of the Vietnam era, in a snug little Rhode Island seacoast town, wonderful powers have descended upon Alexandra, Jane, and Sukie, bewitching divorcées with sudden access to all that is female, fecund, and mysterious. Alexandra, a sculptor, summons thunderstorms; Jane, a cellist, floats on the air; and Sukie, the local gossip columnist, turns milk into cream. Their happy little coven takes on new, malignant life when a dark and moneyed stranger, Darryl Van Horne, refurbishes the long-derelict Lenox mansion and invites them in to play. Thenceforth scandal flits through the darkening, crooked streets of Eastwick--and through the even darker fantasies of the town's collective psyche.
Authors: Updike, John
Title: The witches of Eastwick
Publisher: New York :, Random House Trade Paperbacks,, 2012
Edition: Random House Trade Paperback Edition
Characteristics: 340 pages ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: John Updike
Notes: "Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, in 1984" --Title page verso
Summary: Toward the end of the Vietnam era, in a snug little Rhode Island seacoast town, wonderful powers have descended upon Alexandra, Jane, and Sukie, bewitching divorcées with sudden access to all that is female, fecund, and mysterious. Alexandra, a sculptor, summons thunderstorms; Jane, a cellist, floats on the air; and Sukie, the local gossip columnist, turns milk into cream. Their happy little coven takes on new, malignant life when a dark and moneyed stranger, Darryl Van Horne, refurbishes the long-derelict Lenox mansion and invites them in to play. Thenceforth scandal flits through the darkening, crooked streets of Eastwick--and through the even darker fantasies of the town's collective psyche.
ISBN: 0449912108
9780449912102
9780679645887
Branch Call Number: FICTION UPDIKE 2012
Copyright Date: ©1984
Subject Headings: Rhode Island Fiction Devil Fiction Women Rhode Island Fiction Witches Fiction
Topical Term: Devil
Women
Witches
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Nov 10, 2011
  • AA789 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

The book is way better than movie which lacks all sophistication of the book.

Nov 10, 2011
  • blueskies100 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

The movie was much better. I found the plot and writing did not maintain my interest.

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