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The Resource The oracle at Stoneleigh Court : stories, Peter Taylor

The oracle at Stoneleigh Court : stories, Peter Taylor

Label
The oracle at Stoneleigh Court : stories
Title
The oracle at Stoneleigh Court
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Peter Taylor
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Summons to Memphis, here is a haunting new collection of stories that examine lost love, retribution, second chances, human perversities ... and ghosts. Peter Taylor draws us again into a world that he has made distinctively his own in his fiction, the comfortable society of affluent Tennesseeans - men and women of good character, with a sense of family, of style, and an awareness of the past that has shaped them. Yet for all
  • their rootedness, other forces - often alien - intervene to change the course of fate in these entrancing, often chilling tales. In the long title story, we see the widow of a Tennessee congressman, long established in Washington, D.C., making ruthless use of her unearthly powers to play matchmaker for her shy young nephew. In "Demons," a young boy hears voices that others do not (and which foretell his cousin's ruin). "The Witch of Owl Mountain Springs" is an aged
  • spinster who carries out her revenge on the man who betrayed her when she was young and beautiful. In "An Overwhelming Question," a young engaged couple get too caught up in a game of cat and mouse over whether or not to remain chaste before their honeymoon. A reserved young man undergoes a mysterious change of personality after he accompanies the body of his uncle on a funeral train (a story that forms part of Peter Taylor's forthcoming novel about Cousin Aubrey). In
  • another story, told as a one-act play, a brother and sister are visited by the ghost of their father - but it is a very different ghost each one sees. Who is the real one? These and other dark questions surface and alter our consciousness in this rare and marvelous collection by a master teller of tales
Summary
Presents a novella, ten stories, and three one-act plays that evoke the spirit of the South and its people
Storyline
Pace
Tone
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
058674
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3539.A9633
LC item number
O73 1993
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
stories
Label
The oracle at Stoneleigh Court : stories, Peter Taylor
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
The oracle at Stoneleigh Court -- Demons -- The witch of Owl Mountain Springs: an account of her remarkable powers -- At the art theater -- Cousin Aubrey -- The real ghost -- In the waiting room -- Nerves -- The decline and fall of the Episcopal Church (in the year of Our Lord 1952) -- The end of play -- An overwhelming question -- Familiar haunts -- A redheaded man -- Missing person
Control code
139291
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
323 p.
Isbn
9780679419907
Lccn
92054283
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm26214346
  • (OCoLC)26214346
Label
The oracle at Stoneleigh Court : stories, Peter Taylor
Publication
Contents
The oracle at Stoneleigh Court -- Demons -- The witch of Owl Mountain Springs: an account of her remarkable powers -- At the art theater -- Cousin Aubrey -- The real ghost -- In the waiting room -- Nerves -- The decline and fall of the Episcopal Church (in the year of Our Lord 1952) -- The end of play -- An overwhelming question -- Familiar haunts -- A redheaded man -- Missing person
Control code
139291
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
323 p.
Isbn
9780679419907
Lccn
92054283
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm26214346
  • (OCoLC)26214346

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