The Stepford Wives

The Stepford Wives

Book - 2002
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After moving to the "ideal" suburban community of Stepford, Connecticut, with her husband and children, Joanna Eberhart is stunned by the subservient and complacent nature of the women of the town as she struggles to establish a women's liberation group, but she soon discovers the terrifying secret behind the women's behavior. Reprint.

Blackwell North Amer

The internationally bestselling novel by the author of A Kiss Before Dying, The Boys from Brazil, and Rosemary's Baby

With an Introduction by Peter Straub

For Joanna, her husband, Walter, and their children, the move to beautiful Stepford seems almost too good to be true. It is. For behind the town's idyllic facade lies a terrible secret -- a secret so shattering that no one who encounters it will ever be the same.

At once a masterpiece of psychological suspense and a savage commentary on a media-driven society that values the pursuit of youth and beauty at all costs, The Stepford Wives is a novel so frightening in its final implications that the title itself has earned a place in the American lexicon.



Publisher: New York : Perennial, 2002
Edition: First Perennial edition
ISBN: 9780060080846
0060080841
Branch Call Number: FICTION LEVIN...I
Characteristics: xiii, 123 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Straub, Peter 1943-

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After moving to the "ideal" suburban community of Stepford, Connecticut, with her husband and children, Joanna Eberhart is stunned by the subservient and complacent nature of the women of the town as she struggles to establish a women's liberation group, but she soon discovers the terri... Read More »


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Newmommy09
Apr 21, 2017

Progressive concept for 1972, still holds up as a great fantasy/horror story. The 1975 movie with Katherine Ross highlighted the book well, horror genre. Skip the remake though with Nicole Kidman. Enjoyable, though very short read.

LPL_KimberlyL Aug 16, 2016

Creepy and disturbing, this one will make you want to side-eye the menfolk in your life, just to be safe. If you're a fan of psychological thrillers or dystopias, you'll like this novella.

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dolorespena
Aug 20, 2014

There are not many books that make me wish I had read them so much earlier.

But this is one book I wish I had read decades before today.

It is scowl-inducingly short, I must confess. I suppose it is rather like a very rich cheesecake - a little bit goes a long way.

It is an extremely well written novel and it is a very interesting topic that Mr. Levine chose to write about. I would definitely recommend this book.

absamuels Jun 15, 2013

It's a great read (and I'm not just saying that because I'm related to the author).

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TheMadTabby
Jun 07, 2012

Reading the introduction to this edition may give younger readers a better insight into what the book is about. This book was written at the beginning of the femenist movement where women were being torn between being homemakers or getting out on their own. The book extremizes this situation and creates a town where the men move so they can have their perfect wife who only thinks of housework.

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Sarah1984
May 13, 2012

I thought this story was good, but strangely enough the movie with Nicole Kidman was far better. For once the movie fleshed out the story more than the original book, plus the movie had a much better, more satisfactory ending.

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Bells
Dec 23, 2009

Chilling. A gripping and thought-provoking read. Avoid the movie and read the book.

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