Gothic Saga Series

5 books in series
3.5 out of 5 stars 233 ratings

Bellefleur Publisher's summary

A wealthy and notorious clan, the Bellefleurs live in a region not unlike the Adirondacks, in an enormous mansion on the shores of mythic Lake Noir. They own vast lands and profitable businesses, they employ their neighbors, and they influence the government. A prolific and eccentric group, they include several millionaires, a mass murderer, a spiritual seeker who climbs into the mountains looking for God, a wealthy noctambulist who dies of a chicken scratch.

Bellefleur traces the lives of several generations of this unusual family. At its center is Gideon Bellefleur and his imperious, somewhat psychic, very beautiful wife, Leah, their three children (one with frightening psychic abilities), and the servants and relatives, living and dead, who inhabit the mansion and its environs. Their story offers a profound look at the world's changeableness, time and eternity, space and soul, pride and physicality versus love. Bellefleur is an allegory of caritas versus cupiditas, love and selflessness versus pride and selfishness. It is a novel of change, baffling complexity, mystery.

©1980 Joyce Carol Oates, Inc. (P)2020 Tantor
Show more Show less
You're getting a free audiobook


You're getting a free audiobook.

$14.95 per month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.
Product List
  • Book 1

    • Gothic Saga Series, Book 1
    • By: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Xe Sands
    • Length: 27 hrs and 28 mins
    • Release date: 03-31-20
    • Language: English
    • 4 out of 5 stars 59 ratings

    Regular price: $30.09 or 1 credit

    Sale price: $30.09 or 1 credit

    Included in Plus membership
  • Book 2

    Regular price: $44.09 or 1 credit

    Sale price: $44.09 or 1 credit

  • Book 3

    Mysteries of Winterthurn Audiobook By Joyce Carol Oates cover art
    Not available on audible.com

  • Book 4

    Regular price: $44.09 or 1 credit

    Sale price: $44.09 or 1 credit

  • Book 5

    Regular price: $40.49 or 1 credit

    Sale price: $40.49 or 1 credit