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The Resource Night-gaunts : and other tales of suspense, Joyce Carol Oates

Night-gaunts : and other tales of suspense, Joyce Carol Oates

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Night-gaunts : and other tales of suspense
Title
Night-gaunts
Title remainder
and other tales of suspense
Statement of responsibility
Joyce Carol Oates
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
""The Woman in the Window"...opens with a woman, naked except for her high-heeled shoes, seated in front of the window in an apartment she cannot, on her own, afford. In this exquisitely tense narrative reimagining of Edward Hopper's Eleven A.M., 1926, the reader enters the minds of both the woman and her married lover, each consumed by alternating thoughts of disgust and arousal, as he rushes, amorously, murderously, to her door. In "The Long-Legged Girl," an aging, jealous wife crafts an unusual game of Russian roulette involving a pair of Wedgewood teacups, a strong Bengal brew, and a lethal concoction of medicine. Who will drink from the wrong cup, the wife or the dance student she believes to be her husband's latest conquest? In "The Sign of the Beast," when a former Sunday school teacher's corpse turns up, the blighted adolescent she had by turns petted and ridiculed confesses to her murder--but is he really responsible? Another young outsider, Horace Phineas Love, Jr., is haunted by apparitions at the very edge of the spectrum of visibility after the death of his tortured father in "Night-Gaunts," a fantastic ode to H.P. Lovecraft."--
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DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
short stories
Label
Night-gaunts : and other tales of suspense, Joyce Carol Oates
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The woman in the window
  • The long-legged girl
  • Sign of the beast
  • The experimental subject
  • Walking wounded
  • Night-gaunts
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
  • First edition.
  • First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
335 pages
Isbn
9780802128102
Lccn
2017051229
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 1709973
  • (OCoLC)1005537789
  • 1678268
  • (OCoLC)on1005537789
  • 1678268
  • 1709973
  • 1709973
Label
Night-gaunts : and other tales of suspense, Joyce Carol Oates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The woman in the window
  • The long-legged girl
  • Sign of the beast
  • The experimental subject
  • Walking wounded
  • Night-gaunts
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
  • First edition.
  • First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
335 pages
Isbn
9780802128102
Lccn
2017051229
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 1709973
  • (OCoLC)1005537789
  • 1678268
  • (OCoLC)on1005537789
  • 1678268
  • 1709973
  • 1709973

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