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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Faber & Faber
Publication date April 9, 2001
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780571199952
ISBN-10 057119995X
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.75 by 8.25 in.
Weight 1.10 lbs.
Original list price $15.00
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
The voices of Mrs. Midas, Queen Kong, and Frau Freud, to say nothing of the Devil's wife herself, startle us with their wit, imagination, and incisiveness in this collection of poems written from the perspectives of the wives of famous--and infamous--male personages. Reprint. (view table of contents)
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Be terrified.
It's you I love,
perfect man,
Greek God, my own;
but I know you'll go,
betray me, stray
from home.
So better by far for
me if you were stone.
--from "Medusa"

Stunningly original and haunting, the voices of Mrs. Midas, Queen Kong, and Frau Freud, to say nothing of the Devil's Wife herself, startle us with their wit, imagination, and incisiveness in this collection of poems written from the perspectives of the wives, sisters, or girlfris of famous -- and infamous -- male personages. Carol Ann Duffy is a master at drawing on myth and history, then subverting them in a vivid and surprising way to create poems that have the pull of the past and the crack of the contemporary.



Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780330372213
 
from Pan Books Ltd (February 1, 2003); titled "World's Wife"
9780330372213 | details & prices | List price $17.95
About: A collection of poems, each of which takes a famous male person or character - Midas, Darwin, Quasimodo, Pontious Pilate, King Kong - and presents their story from the perspective of the lesser-known wife.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780571199952
 
The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Faber & Faber (April 9, 2001)
9780571199952 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $15.00
About: The voices of Mrs.
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780333781616
 
Abridged edition from Macmillan Pub Ltd (September 1, 1999); titled "World's Wife"
9780333781616 | details & prices | List price $11.95
About: On audiotape, this collection of poems, each of which takes a famous male person or character - Midas, Darwin, Quasimodo, Pontius Pilate, King Kong for example - presents their individual stories from the perspective of the lesser-known wife.

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