A Garden of Earthly Delights

A Garden of Earthly Delights - Virago Modern Classics

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Publisher's Synopsis

An epic novel of the rough, tough and wild 'garden' of America - the back country which hosts a brutal way of life for immigrants. This is the jungle where men are violent and goaded to kill, where women have to learn to look after themselves, and where love is something to be wary of...

'This savage account of the child Clara...is impressive in its truth and power...where THE GRAPES OF WRATH was angrily sentimental, Miss Oates is calmly bitter...A powerful narrative engine drives the story along' - SUNDAY TIMES
'Joyce Carol Oates is a good novelist in the ranging, naturalistic American tradition...but A GARDEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS is inward-looking enough to bring Miss Oates home to the novelist's true concern...it is this human reality that makes the book so valuable' - THE GUARDIAN

Book information

ISBN: 9781860494833
Publisher: Little, Brown
Imprint: Virago
Pub date:
DEWEY: 813.54
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Number of pages: 397
Weight: 330g
Height: 197mm
Width: 126mm
Spine width: 21mm