Riven Rock, English edition

by T. C. Boyle | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0747542929 Global Overview for this book
Registered by lola-negri of Wandlitz, Brandenburg Germany on 7/29/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by lola-negri from Wandlitz, Brandenburg Germany on Wednesday, August 01, 2007
Als der steinreiche Erbe Stanley McCormick im Jahr 1904 die schöne Katherine Dexter heiratet, schreiben die amerikanischen Gazetten von einer Jahrhunderthochzeit, zumal es sich auch noch um eine Liebesheirat handelt. Doch Stanley leidet unter sexuellen Wahnvorstellungen, wird gemeingefährlich. Bald nach den verheerend verlaufenen Flitterwochen kommt er in sicheres Gewahrsam, lebt fortan in einem festungsartigen Palazzo in Kalifornien. Aber Katherine hält ihrem Mann die Treue - und wird zur Vorkämpferin der Frauenemanzipation.

This extraordinary love story, based on historical characters and written with Boyle's customary brilliance and wit, follows the lives of two scarred creatures living in a magical age. It is the turn of the century. Stanley McCormick, the twenty-nine-year-old heir to the great Reaper fortune, meets and marries Katherine Dexter, a woman of 'power, beauty, wealth and prestige'. Two years later, Stanley falls victim to a tormenting sexual mania and schizophrenia, and is imprisoned in the massive forbidding mansion known as Riven Rock. He spends the next two decades under the control of a succession of psychiatrists, all of whom forbid any contact with women. Yet Katherine Dexter, now famous as a champion for women's suffrage and Planned Parenthood, remains strong in her belief that someday her husband will return to her whole. Based on a true story of love, madness and sexuality, this is a tragic book with enormous depth and scope. Set in America at the turn of the century, it is full of fascinating historical detail.


bought in 2002, never read.
my book has a different cover ...

Journal Entry 2 by lola-negri at Lisbon, -- Por correio / mão própria -- Portugal on Monday, April 20, 2009

Released 10 yrs ago (4/21/2009 UTC) at Lisbon, -- Por correio / mão própria -- Portugal



the book will be sent to conto in exchange for her orwell book.

Journal Entry 3 by conto from Lisboa (city), Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Tuesday, May 12, 2009
I´m so sorry for the long delay on journaling this book, but I know you got the word about it having arrived.
Only for the last few days I've been able to start using the computer again and even so just for quick periods of time and I still don't know when I'll be able to start reading again, therefore this T.C. Boyle will be waiting at TBR mountain for a while.

As for the trade, I haven't send the Orwell book yet (I had given it to a friend who would give it to kizmiaz who contacted you, but they still didn't met so I asked for it back and I will post it as soon as it's with me again) and I'm really sorry for it.

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