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The Good Husband
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Ballantine Books
Publication date August 1, 1995
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780345396457
ISBN-10 0345396456
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.75 lbs.
Original list price $14.95
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
The brilliant, charismatic Magda Danvers had once taken the academic world by storm with her controversial book, 'The Book of Hell,' and now, gravely ill, she still influences and transforms the lives of those around her
Amazon.com description: Product Description: "[A] BRILLIANT, WITTY AND PROVOCATIVE NEW NOVEL."
--San Francisco Chronicle
As a young woman, the brilliant and eternally curious Magda Danvers took the academic world by storm. Then, to everyone's surprise, she married Francis Lake, a mild, midwestern seminarian, who has devoted his life to taking care of his charismatic wife. Now, Magda's grave illness puts their marriage to its ultimate test.
Though facing her "Final Examination," Magda continues to arouse her visitors with compelling thoughts and questions. Into this provocative atmosphere comes Alice Henry, retreating from family tragedy and a crumbling marriage to novelist Hugo Henry. But is it the incandescence of Magda's ideas that draws Alice, or the secret of "the good marriage" that she is desperate to discover? For Alice, Hugo, Francis, and Magda will learn that the most ideal relationship--even a perfect marriage--doesn't come without a price....
"COMPELLING WRITING...REMARKABLY SKILLFUL...Gail Godwin shows herself to be at the height of her considerable power as a storyteller and a writer."
--The Boston Globe
"ONE OF HER FINEST BOOKS...It is not only a well-written story, but a mature and wise one, affirmative in its vision of love, unblinking in its portrayal of tragic loss."
--Atlanta Journal & Constitution
"FASCINATING...[A] BIG SUMPTUOUS BOOK...HER BEST NOVEL."
--Entertainment Weekly
"A BRILLIANTLY CRAFTED NOVEL, full of fun and mischief and resonating with wisdom and moral depth."
--New Woman
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Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780345372437 Book cover for 9780517195246
 
from Random House Value Pub (November 1, 1997)
9780517195246 | details & prices | List price $3.99
from Ballantine Books (September 1, 1994)
9780345372437 | details & prices | 6.75 × 9.25 × 1.75 in. | 1.80 lbs | List price $22.95
About: The brilliant, charismatic Magda Danvers had once taken the academic world by storm with her controversial book, 'The Book of Hell,' and now, gravely ill, she still influences and transforms the lives of those around her
Paperback
Book cover for 9780345396457 Book cover for 9781568950860
 
The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Ballantine Books (August 1, 1995)
9780345396457 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $14.95
About: The brilliant, charismatic Magda Danvers had once taken the academic world by storm with her controversial book, 'The Book of Hell,' and now, gravely ill, she still influences and transforms the lives of those around her
Large print edition from Wheeler Pub Inc (December 1, 1994)
9781568950860 | details & prices | 620 pages | 6.75 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.70 lbs | List price $24.95
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780679437413
 
Abridged edition from Random House (September 1, 1994)
9780679437413 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $17.00
About: The brilliant, charismatic Magda Danvers, who had once taken the academic world by storm with her controversial book, 'The Book of Hell,' still influences and transforms the lives of those around her, though she is now gravely ill.

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