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The Witches of Eastwick - A Novel

John Updike

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.

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.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kate Reading

Length:

12h 13m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:13


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:27


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:33


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:23


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:44


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:53


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:39


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:25


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:54


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:45


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:52


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:46


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:43


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:32


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:33


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:34


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:41


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:37


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:55


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:45


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:36


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:44


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:47


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:37


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:27


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:50


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:40


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:38


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:44


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:43


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:37


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:52


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:38


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:04


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:07


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:53


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:11


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:55


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:53


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:11


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:54


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:44


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:49


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:40


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:28


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:41


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:55


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:42


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:29


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:45


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:03


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:04


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:31


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:41


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:33


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:39


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:44


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:46


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:41


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:40


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:38


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:25


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:07


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:58


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:36


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:42


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:46


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:37


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

02:50


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

02:37


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:09


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:56


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:27


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:42


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:39


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:34


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:33


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:36


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:36


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:37


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:34


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:24


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:40


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:45


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:49


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:37


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:07


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:34


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:37


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:28


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:16


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:44


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:15


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:39


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:47


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:07


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:32


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:49


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:16


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

04:08


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

03:12


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

03:47


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

05:28


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

03:24


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

03:18


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

04:33


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

04:41


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

04:45


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:27


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:45


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:32


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

03:07


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

03:41


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

04:22


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

03:05


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

03:42


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

04:38


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

04:30


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

04:50


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

04:40


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

04:49


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

04:38


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

03:12


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

04:31


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

03:44


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

03:59


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

04:39


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

04:37


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

04:50


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

04:33


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

04:39


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

04:47


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

04:33


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

05:11


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

04:38


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

04:44


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

03:50


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

04:31


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

04:48


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

04:34


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

04:54


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

04:43


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

04:41


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

05:01


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

04:42


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

04:18


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

03:47


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

04:44


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

04:30


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

04:19


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

04:39


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

04:39


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

04:40


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

04:32


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

04:41


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

04:12


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

03:30


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

03:14


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

04:14


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

03:10


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

03:21


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

04:02


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

03:02


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

04:44


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

04:15


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

03:12


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

03:06


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

00:26