The Stepford Wives



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. New Download Kindle ePUB The Stepford Wives By Ira Levin – e17streets4all.co.ukThe Stepford Wives

Levin graduated from the Horace Mann School and New York University, where he majored in philosophy and English.After college, he wrote training films and scripts for television.Levin s first produced play was No Time for Sergeants adapted from Mac Hyman s novel , a comedy about a hillbilly drafted into the United States Air Force that launched the career of Andy Griffith The play was turned int Levin graduated from the Horace Mann School and New York University, where he majored in philosophy and English.After college, he wrote training films and scripts for television.Levin s first produced play was No Time for Sergeants adapted from Mac Hyman s novel , a comedy about a hillbilly drafted into the United States Air Force that launched the career of Andy Griffith The play was turned into a movie in 1958, and co starred Don Knotts, Griffith s long time co star and friend No Time for Sergeants is generally considered the precursor to Gomer Pyle, USMC Levin s first novel,A Kiss Before Dying, was well received, earning him the 1954 Edgar Award for Best First Novel A Kiss Before Dying was turned into a movie twice, first in 1956, and again in 1991.Levin s best known play is Deathtrap, which holds the record as the longest running comedy thriller on Broadway and brought Levin his second Edgar Award In 1982, it was made into a film starring Christopher Reeve and Michael Caine.Levin s best known novel is Rosemary s Baby, a horror story of modern day satanism and the occult, set in Manhattan s Upper West Side It was made into a film starring Mia Farrow and John Cassavetes Ruth Gordon won an Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance Roman Polanski, who wrote and directed the film, was nominated for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium.Other Levin novels were turned into movies, including The Boys from Brazil in 1978 The Stepford Wives in 1975 and again in 2004 and Sliver in 1993 Stephen King has described Ira Levin as the Swiss watchmaker of suspense novels, he makes what the rest of us do look like cheap watchmakers in drugstores Chuck Palahniuk, in , calls Levin s writing a smart, updated version of the kind of folksy legends that cultures have always used Ira Levin died from a heart attack at his home in Manhattan, on 12 November 2007

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  • Paperback
  • 144 pages
  • The Stepford Wives
  • Ira Levin
  • English
  • 03 August 2018
  • 0060080841

10 thoughts on “The Stepford Wives

  1. says:

    That s what she was, Joanna felt suddenly That s what they all were, all the Stepford wives actresses in commercials, pleased with detergents and floor wax, with cleansers, shampoos, and deodorants Pretty actresses, big in the bosom but small in the talent, playing housewives unconvincingly, too nicey nice to be real Katharine Ross stars in the 1975 movie versionJoanna Eberhart is an accomplished photographer A woman comfortable with herself, in love with her husband, and raising two cha That s what she was, Joanna felt suddenly That s what they all were, all the Stepford wives actresses in commercials, pleased with detergents and floor wax, with cleansers, shampoos, and deodorants Pretty actresses, big in the bosom but small in the talent, playing housewives unconvincingly, too nicey nice to be real Katharine Ross stars in the 1975 movie versionJoanna Eberhart is an accomplished photographer A woman comfortable with herself, in love with her husband, and raising two charming rambunctious children They decide to move to Stepford, Connecticut an idyllic community full of...

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    The Stepford Wives, a story of women who have no means of self expression, might have been the story of real women in Jordan, Syria or Yemen Women who are utterly controlled by their husbands but look quite normal, fashionable even as they no longer have to wear hijab But it s the story instead of American women whose husbands would like to control them in the same way and, like Arab men, have no controls on themselves whatsoever Unable to fulfil this desire in the usual ways of living, the The Stepford Wives, a story of women who have no means of self expression, might have been the story of real women in Jordan, Syria or Yemen Women who are utterly controlled by their husbands but look quite normal, fashionable even as they no longer have to wear hijab But it s the story instead of American women whose husbands would like to control them in the same way and, like Arab men, have no controls on themselves whatsoever Unable to fulfil this desire in the usual ways of living, they result to extremism So the women are dehumanised in life and in the book Although this is a good, light read from one point of view, what it says about the nature of the majority of men is not light at all In Arab society there are men, a few, who do not like the strictures their...

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    Ira Levin s 1972 novel The Stepford Wives is a darkly comedic and satirical modern horror story with cautionary but subtle overtones.Originally and commonly misunderstood to remark upon the growing feminist movement in the late sixties it is instead a scathing indictment on conservative attacks on women s liberation Levin describes a family that has recently moved into the quiet suburban township of Stepford, where a caste of upwardly mobile male professionals have barricaded themselves into an Ira Levin s 1972 novel The Stepford Wives is a darkly comedic and satirical modern horror story with cautionary but subtle overtones.Originally and commonly misunderstood to remark upon the growing feminist movement in the late sixties it is instead a scathing indictment on conservative attacks on women s liberation Levin describes a family that has recently moved into the quiet suburban township of Stepford, where a caste of upwardly mobile male professionals have barricaded themselves into an affluent and influential Men s Association Joanna Eberhart, a smart and talented married mother of two realizes quickly that she does not fit into the picture perfect stylized stereotype of the wives of Ste...

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    When Johanna, Walter, and their children move to Stepford, everything seems perfect A little too perfect, in fact Why do all the Stepford wives live to do housework and please their husbands Is their a conspiracy afoot or are Johanna and her friend Bobbie imagining things The Stepford Wives is a paranoid thriller by Ira Levin There is also quite a bit of social satire as well What would a community be like if all the women behaved like the stereotypical 1950 s style housewife It s a pretty When Johanna, Walter, and their children move to Stepford, everything seems perfect A little too perfect, in fact Why do all the Stepford wives live to do housework and please their husbands Is their a conspiracy afoot or are Johanna and her friend Bobb...

  5. says:

    I can handle watching or reading just about any level of horror so what was it about this tiny little novella that I read in an hour that truly chilled me First, I have never seen the movies so I had no real preconceived notions other than having seen the commercials Something about being a girl, who was raised in a society where everything tells you that you have to be beautiful, you have to be talented, and above all you have to be perfect or you are nothing this book really taps in I can handle watching or reading just about any level of horror so what was it ...

  6. says:

    I REALLY do like Ira Levin s style of writing There s a frightening secret in the town of Stepford, and Joanna Bobbie hope to get out of Dodge before it s too late, but the Men s Association is powerful and time is running out.THE STEPFORD WIVES is a creepy little satirical novella tha...

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    Find all of my reviews atI want to wish you a sincere and hearty Welcome to StepfordA quaint little hamlet nestled somewhere in Connecticut, Stepford is a place where you can buy your dream home for a mere 52,500 obviously this book is kinda an oldie but a goodie , your children will attend Grade A schools and have plenty of friends to play with, and your husband can unwind after a rough day at the office at the local Men s ClubAnd how will Find all of my reviews atI want to wish you a sincere an...

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    Instagram Twitter FacebookPinterestIs this a feminist book I just read this book called YOU PLAY THE GIRL, a book of essays about pop culture written through a feminist lens, and one of the essays was about Stepford Wives I seem to recall the author juxtaposed it against the Desperate Housewives and writing a good deal about what it means to be a housewife, whether you re a good one or a dysfunctional one I really liked what the author had to say, and it actually motiva Instagram Twitter FacebookPinterestIs this a feminist book I just read this book called YOU PLAY THE GIRL, a book of essays about pop culture written through a feminist lens, and one of the essays was about Stepford Wives I seem to recall the author juxtaposed it against the Desperate Housewives and writing a good deal about what it means to be a housewife, whether you re a good one or a dysfunctional one I really liked what the author had to say, and it actually motivated me to go dig out my old copy of STEPFORD WIVES for a belated reread WARNING SPOILERS AHEAD Disclaimer I m a feminist, so obviously I m a little biased, but in my opinion, STEPFORD WIVES is a feminist book in the same vein as THE HANDMAID S TALES STEPFORD is set in the middle of the civil rights era, where Betty Friedan is giving her talks and NOW...

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    When it all boils down you gonna find in the endA bitch is a bitch, but a dog is a man s best friendSo what you found you a hoe that you likeBut you can t make a hoe a housewife Clearly Dr Dre has never been to Stepford You can make ANYONE a housewife there In October 2011, I read Rosemary s Baby, and it was amazing I m glad that I read it before this one, though, because I feel like if I had read Stepford on its own, I might not have gotten as much out of it as I did, even though that s stWhen it all boils down you gonna find in the endA bitch is a bitch, but a dog is a man s best friendSo what you found you a hoe that you likeBut you can t make a hoe a housewife Clearly Dr Dre has never been to Stepford You can make ANYONE a housewife there In October 2011, I read Rosemary s Baby, and it was amazing I m glad that I read it before this one, though, because I feel like if I had read Stepford on its own, I might not have gotten as much o...

  10. says:

    In the early 80s, I took a college course in feminist theory That s where I was introduced to the ideas of Simone de Beauvoir, Kate Millet, and Betty Friedan Little did I know that I could have saved myself a lot of time by reading The Stepford Wives instead The Stepford Wives is one of the popular books of the 1970s that I somehow overlooked, though I did see the 1975 movie on television years later What recently prompted me to finally read the book was an article at JSTOR Daily titled Sex In the early 80s, I took a college course in feminist theory That s where I was introduced to the ideas of Simone de Beauvoir, Kate Millet, and Betty Friedan Little did I know that I could have saved myself a lot of time by reading The Stepford Wives instead The Stepford Wives is one of the popular books of the 1970s that I somehow overlooked, though I did see the 1975 movie on television years later What recently prompted me to finally read the book was an article at JSTOR Daily titled Sex and the Supermarket 1 3 18 While reading Sex and the Supermarket, I recalled the image of the women of Stepford in their maxi dresses, gloves, and floppy hats, languidly pushing their shopping carts down the aisles of the supermarket The clothes inspired me with nostalgia The sexism did not Ira Levin s 1972 novel manages to convey that sexism in a hundred or so pages of tight suspenseful prose I didn t remember much fro...

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