A Garden of Earthly Delights (VMC)

Joyce Carol Oates

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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

From the Inside Flap: The first book in Oates's famous trilogy that includes Expensive People and the National Book Award winner them
In her second novel, Joyce Carol Oates, author of many bestselling novels, including "We Were the Mulvaneys and Blonde, 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.
For this Modern Library 20th Century Rediscovery edition, Joyce Carol Oates has revised and rewritten three fourths of the novel, originally published in 1966, a feat comparable to Henry James's revisions of his early novels in 1908, when he was at the height of his artistic powers. With a new Afterword by the author, this is the definitive edition of an early masterpiece by one of our greatest living writers.

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