The Stepford Wives

The Stepford Wives

A Novel

Book - 1972
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All the beautiful people live in the idyllic village of Stepford, Connecticut, an affluent suburban Eden populated with successful, satisfied hubbys and their beautiful, dutiful wives. For Joanna Eberhart, a recent arrival with her husband and two children, it all seems too perfect to be true -- from the sweet, accommodating 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.
Publisher: New York, Random House [c1972]
ISBN: 9780394481999
Characteristics: 145 p.


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Jul 11, 2019

This is a fast read about a group of men changing their wives into what they want. Despite the exceptance of the husbands to their wives, they still perfer the 50's "ideal" to whom and what woman should be. Keep in mind that this was written back in thelate sixties early seventies.

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.

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).

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.

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.

Dec 23, 2009

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

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