The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin

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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.


About Ira Levin

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Ira Levin was born and lives in New York City. His novels -- A Kiss Before Dying, Rosemary’s Baby, This Perfect Day, The Stepford Wives, The Boys from Brazil, and Sliver -- have all been international bestsellers. Mr. Levin also wrote the longest-running thriller in Broadway history, Deathtrap, and the lyrics of the Barbra Streisand classic "He Touched Me." A two-time winner of the Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar Allan Poe Award, he recently received the Horror Writers Association’s Bram Stoker Award for lifetime achievement.
Published April 26, 2011 by HarperCollins e-books. 148 pages
Genres: Horror, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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So far, 2004 is shorter on cinematic sequels, remakes, and franchise expansions than most years, but the ones that have come out feel curiously...

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From the start her story is very much dialogue driven which adds a certain pace to it, and the entire novella, although quick to get through is a genuine page turner and one I could not wait to finish, particularly to see if everything I already knew about The Stepford Wives was true.

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When Joanna questions one of the former leaders of a society, Kit Sunderson, about the disappearance of the women's groups, she is informed that the intelligent women of Stepford “lost interest” in political activities.

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