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A garden of earthly delights

Author: Joyce Carol Oates
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2003.
Series: Modern Library 20th century rediscovery.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Modern Library pbk. edView all editions and formats
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"In her second novel, Joyce Carol Oates created one of her most memorable heroines, Clara, the beautiful daughter of migrant farmworkers. Intent upon rising above her haphazard life of violence and poverty, Clara struggles for independence while relying on four men to fashion her destiny: her father, a hardened laborer simmering with resentment; Lowry, who rescues the teenage Clara from her family and offers her a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Domestic fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938-
Garden of earthly delights.
New York : Modern Library, 2003
(OCoLC)606958348
Online version:
Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938-
Garden of earthly delights.
New York : Modern Library, 2003
(OCoLC)607898750
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joyce Carol Oates
ISBN: 0812968344 9780812968347
OCLC Number: 50803505
Notes: "Revised and rewritten"--Cover.
Awards: National Book Award Finalist for Fiction, 1968
Description: ix, 404 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Carleton --
Lowry --
Swan.
Series Title: Modern Library 20th century rediscovery.
Responsibility: Joyce Carol Oates ; afterword by the author.
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"In her second novel, Joyce Carol Oates created one of her most memorable heroines, Clara, the beautiful daughter of migrant farmworkers. Intent upon rising above her haphazard life of violence and poverty, Clara struggles for independence while relying on four men to fashion her destiny: her father, a hardened laborer simmering with resentment; Lowry, who rescues the teenage Clara from her family and offers her a first glimpse of love; Revere, the wealthy married man who promises Clara stability; and Swan, Clara's son, who bears the burden of his mother's mistaken identity."--Jacket.

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