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The Stepford Wives Mass Market Paperback – May 25, 2004

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Levin was a hot commodity in the 1960s and 1970s, cranking out horror potboilers like Rosemary's Baby, The Boys from Brazil, and this 1972 title, all of which share the common theme that people aren't always who or what they seem. This slim volume finds protagonist Joanna and husband Walter and kids leaving the wicked city for the bucolic town of Stepford. Despite its ideal facade, the sleepy little storybook town actually is more wicked. Joanna soon notices that her female neighbors are all body and no brains and seemingly exist only to do housework while their husbands gather nightly at a mysterious men's club. Even worse, it appears that the women who moved there just before her suddenly begin morphing into hausfraus built like swimsuit models-and she's next! It's hard to tell if this is a stab at the feminist movement or simply a male fantasy, but it's a fun read and will keep you turning the pages. Note also that a new feature film based on this story is in the works.
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“[Ira Levin] is the Swiss watchmaker of the suspense novel.” (Stephen King)

“An efficient German motorcar of a book--masterful, ridiculously well crafted, and, like the ladies of Stepford themselves, flawless.” (Esquire)

“Chilling...Entertaining...Read it.” (Austin American-Statesman)

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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: HarperTorch (May 25, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060738197
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060738198
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.5 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (208 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,649,028 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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