Title Profile & Character Information

The Accursed

Annotation
Historical fiction with a spooky Oatesian twist: at the turn of the 20th century, strange things start happening in peaceful, polished Princeton, NJ. Folks dream about vampires, the daughters of the towns classiest families start vanishing, and a bride-to-be runs away with a vaguely menacing European, presumably a prince and possibly the Devil. As her brother gives chase, he encounters characters from former President Grover Cleveland and future President Woodrow Wilson to authors like Upton Sinclair, all cursed with dark visions. Do these visions hint at personal or collective anguish? With a 100,000-copy first printing.

Characters
NameAnnabel
GenderFemale

GenrePsychological
Fiction
Horror
Thriller
Historical
TopicsSupernatural beings
History
Family
Goth culture
Romantics
Love
Man-woman relationships
Folklore
SettingPrinceton, New Jersey
New Jersey