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The Resource A Garden of Earthly Delights

A Garden of Earthly Delights

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A Garden of Earthly Delights
Title
A Garden of Earthly Delights
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Summary
A masterly work from a writer with "the uncanny ability to give us a cinemascopic vision of her America" (National Review), A Garden of Earthly Delights is the opening stanza in what would become one of the most powerful and engrossing story arcs in literature.Joyce Carol Oates's Wonderland Quartet comprises four remarkable novels that explore social class in America and the inner lives of young Americans. In A Garden of Earthly Delights, Oates presents one of her most memorable heroines, Clara Walpole, the beautiful daughter of Kentucky-born migrant farmworkers. Desperate to rise above her haphazard existence of violence and poverty, determined not to repeat her mother's life, Clara struggles for independence by way of her relationships with four very different men: her father, a family man turned itinerant laborer, smoldering with resentment; the mysterious Lowry, who rescues Clara as a teenager and offers her the possibility of love; Revere, a wealthy landowner who provides Clara with stability; and Swan, Clara's son, who bears the psychological and spiritual burden of his mother's ambition. A Garden of Earthly Delights is the first novel in the Wonderland Quartet. The books that complete this acclaimed series, Expensive People, them, and Wonderland, are also available from the Modern Library
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  • Oates, Joyce Carol
  • Showalter, Elaine
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Classic Literature
  • Fiction
  • Literature
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A Garden of Earthly Delights
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Publication
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307525758
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
A Garden of Earthly Delights
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:b645c2be-e9a3-40c3-a38f-0d3d1aef0326
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307525758
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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