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The Resource Expensive people, Joyce Carol Oates, introduction by Elaine Showalter, afterword by Joyce Carol Oates

Expensive people, Joyce Carol Oates, introduction by Elaine Showalter, afterword by Joyce Carol Oates

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Expensive people
Title
Expensive people
Statement of responsibility
Joyce Carol Oates, introduction by Elaine Showalter, afterword by Joyce Carol Oates
Title variation
Expensive people
Title variation remainder
the wonderland quartet
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Contributor
Author
Author of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book comprises four novels that explore social class in America and the inner lives of young Americans. In Expensive People, Oates takes a provocative and suspenseful look at the roiling secrets of America<U+0146>s affluent suburbs. Set in the late 1960s, this first-person confession is narrated by Richard Everett, a precocious and obese boy who sees himself as a minor character in the alarming drama unfolding around him. Fascinated by yet alienated from his attractive, self-absorbed parents and the privileged world they inhabit, Richard incisively analyzes his own mismanaged childhood, his pretentious private schooling, his <U+0147>successful-executive<U+0148> father, and his elusive mother. In an act of defiance and desperation, eleven-year-old Richard strikes out in a way that presages the violence of ever-younger Americans in the turbulent decades to come
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1938-
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Oates, Joyce Carol
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Showalter, Elaine
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  • Mother and child
  • Mothers
  • Suburban life
Target audience
adult
Label
Expensive people, Joyce Carol Oates, introduction by Elaine Showalter, afterword by Joyce Carol Oates
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • First published: 1968
  • "National book award finalist" --Cover
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
1671615
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
2006 Modern Library paperback edition.
Extent
xi, 224 pages
Isbn
9780812976540
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1671615
  • (Sirsi) 1671615
Label
Expensive people, Joyce Carol Oates, introduction by Elaine Showalter, afterword by Joyce Carol Oates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • First published: 1968
  • "National book award finalist" --Cover
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
1671615
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
2006 Modern Library paperback edition.
Extent
xi, 224 pages
Isbn
9780812976540
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1671615
  • (Sirsi) 1671615

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