The Witches of Eastwick

Author(s): John Updike

Hardback fiction

"John Updike is the great genial sorcerer of American letters and] The Witches of Eastwick is one of his] most ambitious works. . . . A] comedy of the blackest sort."--The New York Times Book Review Toward the end of the Vietnam era, in a snug little Rhode Island seacoast town, wonderful powers have descended upon Alexandra, Jane, and Sukie, bewitching divorc es with sudden access to all that is female, fecund, and mysterious. Alexandra, a sculptor, summons thunderstorms; Jane, a cellist, floats on the air; and Sukie, the local gossip columnist, turns milk into cream. Their happy little coven takes on new, malignant life when a dark and moneyed stranger, Darryl Van Horne, refurbishes the long-derelict Lenox mansion and invites them in to play. Thenceforth scandal flits through the darkening, crooked streets of Eastwick--and through the even darker fantasies of the town's collective psyche. "A great deal of fun to read . . . fresh, constantly entertaining . . . John Updike is] a wizard of language and observation."--The Philadelphia Inquirer "Vintage Updike, which is to say among the best fiction we have."--Newsday


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780233976655
  • : Andre Deutsch Ltd
  • : Andre Deutsch Ltd
  • : January 1984
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : John Updike
  • : Hardback
  • : very good
  • : 316