The Accursed

The Accursed

A major historical novel from "one of the great artistic forces of our time" (The Nation)—an eerie, unforgettable story of possession, power, and loss in early-twentieth-century Princeton, a cultural crossroads of the powerful and the damned

Princeton, New Jersey, at the turn of the twentieth century: a tranquil place to raise a family, a genteel town for genteel souls. But something dark and dangerous lurks at the edges of the town, corrupting and infecting its… (more)

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Editorial reviews (8 reviews)


The Accursed is a big, mad, colourful romp, respectful of the literary traditions in which it participates, leavened with a piquant humour.

"The Accursed" triumphantly fulfills its gothic mandate to make our skin crawl, but it also accomplishes the much more difficult task of frightening us with its ideas.

An infuriating, enthralling, camply Gothic tale of a supernatural curse affecting the area around Princeton University between 1900 and 1910.


Book Details  


Publisher: Ecco (March 05, 2013)

Parent ISBN: 9780062231703

Page count: 688 pages

File size: 2 MB

Language: English


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