The Witches of Eastwick

The Witches of Eastwick

Book - 1984
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Random House, Inc.

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 divorcées 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.




From the Trade Paperback edition.

Baker & Taylor
Alexandra, Jane, and Sukie ply their individual witcheries in contemporary Eastwick, Rhode Island, and are themselves bewitched by a dark, wealthy, decadent stranger

Publisher: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1984
Edition: 1st trade ed
ISBN: 9780394537603
0394537602
9780449912102
0449912108
Characteristics: 307 p. ; 22 cm

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lukasevansherman
Jan 03, 2015

Not a big Updike fan, but this at least is free from the stifling suburban male angst of the "Rabbit" books. Lots of detailed passages about sex, which aren't particularly sexy. Made into a really crappy movie with Jack Nicholson as the devil and Cher, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Susan Sarandon as the witches. Followed by "The Widows of Eastwick."

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AA789
Nov 10, 2011

The book is way better than movie which lacks all sophistication of the book.

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blueskies100
Nov 10, 2011

The movie was much better. I found the plot and writing did not maintain my interest.

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