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Mysteries of Winterthurn

Joyce Carol Oates

Mysteries of Winterthurn

by Joyce Carol Oates

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Published by Arena in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Originally published, London , Cape, 1984.

StatementJoyce Carol Oates.
The Physical Object
Pagination482p. ;
Number of Pages482
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14907707M
ISBN 10009940480X
OCLC/WorldCa15053229

Mysteries of Winterthurn is a collection of three inter-related stories - mysteries - cases 'solved' by the renowed American detective Xavier Kilgarven. Our narrator is a private collector of "Murder", as he puts it, an amateur expert, looking back upon the time of these 'cases' in the late 19th century/5(8). Get this from a library! Mysteries of Winterthurn. [Joyce Carol Oates] -- As Xavier Kilgarvan grows from a young boy to a forty-year-old adult in turn-of-the-century Winterthurn, he .

Get this from a library! Mysteries of Winterthurn: a novel. [Joyce Carol Oates] -- The brilliant young detective-hero Xavier Kilgarven is confronted with three baffling cases that tax his genius for detection to the utmost, just as his forbidden passion for his cousin Perdita. InMysteries of Winterthurn, the brilliant young detective-hero Xavier Kilgarvan is confronted with three baffling cases--"The Virgin in the Rose-Bower," "The Devil's Half-Acre," and "The Blood-Stained Gown"--that tax his genius for detection to the utmost, just as his forbidden passion for his cousin Perdita becomes an obsession that shapes his life.

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"Mysteries of Wiinterthurn" is one of my favorites of Ms. Oates' Gothic stories. It's not a quick read and requires some patience, but there's plenty here to keep the discerning reader happy. The protagonist here is Xavier Kilgarvan, a young detective who has to solve three cases, i.e/5(11).

In the second novella, "Devil's Half-Acre," super-handsome Xavier is a famous detective who returns to Winterthurn to investigate a series of molestation-murders—which have been blamed on a Jewish factory-manager (who is eventually lynched, thanks in part to a local Klan).

Editions for Mysteries of Winterthurn: (Paperback published in ), (Hardcover published in ), (Paperback publishe Cited by: 2. The books are not sequential and do not contain the same cast of characters. Bellefleur, A Bloodsmoor Romance, Mysteries of Winterthurn (The Gothic Saga Series Works: A Bloodsmoor Romance, My Heart Laid Bare, Mysteries of Winterthurn, The Accursed, Bellefleur.

Mysteries of Winterthurn opens with a young Xavier Kilgarvan, a "fresh cheeked lad of sixteen" and still a student in his home town, as he embarks on his first case. The youngster’s head is full of the exploits of fictional detectives, Edgar Allan Poe's C. Auguste Dupin, Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes.

The atmosphere of Mysteries of Winterthurn is that of twilight. Mystery and enigma seem to be the order of the day in the novel. Three murders are committed and Xavier the traditional detective starts the journey of identifying the by: 2. Oates's new mystery; Mysteries of Winterthurn, by Joyce Carol Oates.

New York: Dutton. $ Mysteries of Winterthurn: a novelDutton in English - 1st trade ed. Mysteries of Winterthurn is divided into three parts, each several chapters in length.

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In Mysteries of Winterthurn, the brilliant young detective-hero Xavier Kilgarvan is confronted with three baffling cases—"The Virgin in the Rose-Bower," "The Devil's Half-Acre," and "The Blood-Stained Gown"—that tax his genius for detection to the utmost, just as his forbidden passion for his cousin Perdita becomes an obsession that shapes his life.

"Mysteries of Wiinterthurn" is one of my favorites of Ms. Oates' Gothic stories. It's not a quick read and requires some patience, but there's plenty here to keep the discerning reader happy.

The protagonist here is Xavier Kilgarvan, a young detective who has to solve three cases, i.e/5. In Mysteries of Winterthurn, the brilliant young detective-hero Xavier Kilgarvan is confronted with three baffling cases--The Virgin in the Rose-Bower, The Devil's Half-Acre, and The Blood-Stained Gown--that tax his genius for detection to the utmost, just as his forbidden passion for his cousin Perdita becomes an obsession that shapes his life.

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