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The road to Wellville, T. Coraghessan Boyle

Label
The road to Wellville
Title
The road to Wellville
Statement of responsibility
T. Coraghessan Boyle
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Will Lightbody is a man with a stomach ailment whose only sin is loving his wife, Eleanor, too much. Eleanor is a health nut of the first stripe, and when in 1907 she journeys to Dr. John Harvey Kellogg's infamous Battle Creek Spa to live out the vegetarian ethos, poor Will goes too. So begins T. Coraghessan Boyle's wickedly comic look at turn-of-the-century fanatics in search of the magic pill to prolong their lives--or the profit to be had from manufacturing it. Brimming with a Dickensian cast of characters and laced with wildly wonderful plot twists, Jane Smiley in the New York Times Book Review called The Road to Wellville "A marvel, enjoyable from beginning to end
Member of
Summary
A snobbish wife and her henpecked husband travel to Dr. Kellogg's spa in turn-of-the-century Battle Creek, where the youth-crazed affluent succumb to quackery
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
016583
Cataloging source
VIA
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.O932
LC item number
R63 1992
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Contemporary American fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The road to Wellville, T. Coraghessan Boyle
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Diagnosis: Of steak and sun -- Scavengers of the sea -- Sears' White Star liquor cure -- Father to all, father to none -- Civilized bowel -- Biggest little city in the U.S.A. -- Symptomitis -- Changing the flora -- Per-fo -- Thankful bird -- Therapeusis: 'Tis the season -- Baser appetites -- Cold in the middle -- Advertising game -- Kellogg's Kirk -- From humble beginnings -- Organized rest without ennui -- Groundhog day -- Prognosis: Questions, questions, questions -- Letter and the note -- Freikorper Kultur -- Rigid control and other matters -- Per-fo factory -- Sword of fire -- Goguac lake -- Fatal luncheon -- Fireworks -- Decoration Day
Control code
35174
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Viking ed.
Extent
xii, 476 p.
Isbn
9780670837663
Lccn
92050731
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm26856894
  • (OCoLC)26856894
Label
The road to Wellville, T. Coraghessan Boyle
Publication
Contents
Diagnosis: Of steak and sun -- Scavengers of the sea -- Sears' White Star liquor cure -- Father to all, father to none -- Civilized bowel -- Biggest little city in the U.S.A. -- Symptomitis -- Changing the flora -- Per-fo -- Thankful bird -- Therapeusis: 'Tis the season -- Baser appetites -- Cold in the middle -- Advertising game -- Kellogg's Kirk -- From humble beginnings -- Organized rest without ennui -- Groundhog day -- Prognosis: Questions, questions, questions -- Letter and the note -- Freikorper Kultur -- Rigid control and other matters -- Per-fo factory -- Sword of fire -- Goguac lake -- Fatal luncheon -- Fireworks -- Decoration Day
Control code
35174
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Viking ed.
Extent
xii, 476 p.
Isbn
9780670837663
Lccn
92050731
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm26856894
  • (OCoLC)26856894

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