The Stepford Wives

The Stepford Wives : Introduction by Chuck Palanhiuk

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The women of Stepford are not all that they seem...All the beautiful people live in idyllic Stepford, Connecticut, an affluent, suburban Eden populated with successful, satisfied hubbies and beautiful, dutiful wives. For Joanna Eberhart, newly arrived with her husband and two children, it all seems too good to be true - from the sweet Welcome Wagon lady to all those cheerful, friendly faces in the supermarket checkout lines. But just beneath the town's flawless surface, something is sordid and wrong - something abominable with roots in the local Men's Association. And it may already be too late for Joanna to save herself from being devoured by Stepford's hideous perfection.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 131 x 197 x 12mm | 120g
  • Corsair
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1849015899
  • 9781849015899
  • 5,192

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There is a broad current of humor beneath the horrific surface of this little ambush of Women's Lib, life and the pursuit of happiness
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Masterful, ridiculously well crafted, and, like the ladies of Stepford themselves, flawless. Esquire Levin is the Swiss watchmaker of the suspense novel. -- Stephen King Both crude and amusing. Metro A glorious read. Herald
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About Ira Levin

Ira Levin is the author of The Boys from Brazil, Sliver, The Stepford Wives, and other bestsellers, as well as Broadway's longest-running thriller, Deathtrap. He has won two Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America and the Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Horror Writers Association. He died in 2007.
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33,652 ratings
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2 6% (2,065)
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Ira Levin's 'The Stepford Wives' is a feminist horror story, which explores mens insecurity, discomfort with the free thinking and independent modern woman. Furthermore, with his obsession with controlling her. The story is top notch triller, with paranoia, distrust and mens decieving nature towards their woman. The plot is ambigous, as regards to how the men turn the woman from being strong and independent, to mindless drones who are now subservient to them. The climax of the story is very good. Suspense is the very epitome of the story, along with a general creepiness to proceedings. The writing and imagery is very good. The characters are well fleshed out and believable. They say the mark of a good writer is that they leave you wanting more. With this novel this phrase rings true, I wanted more. Overall, a very good suspense more
by Brian Kenny
If you don't know the story and want to be surprised as you read through, don't start with the introduction by Chuck more
by Frances Pike
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