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The Life and Loves Of a She-Devil

By Fay, Weldon




Ruth is, by her own admission, an unlucky woman. Ungainly, unattractive, unassertive, she trudges through life bowed under the weight of a loveless marriage to a brazen, cheating, indifferent man named Bobbo. Although she has patiently suffered through the small and not-so-small indignities occasioned by sharing a life with the uncaring Bobbo, as The Life and Loves of a She-Devil opens, Ruth's patience is wearing thin, and the pain and resentment she has been swallowing all these years are finally beginning to bubble over.This is a black comedy, but it is also-as black comedies tend to be-an exceedingly sad meditation on facing one's lot in life, and coming to grips with a capricious fate that lavishly rewards some while cruelly withholding from others. But more importantly, it is a scathing indictment of a society and a value system that reinforces, twenty times over, that basic, cosmic unfairness. Ruth's adversary is a petite blonde named Mary Fisher, a superficial and casually amoral woman whose chosen occupation is writing passionate, best-selling, romance novels about the nature of love. Mary has been born with everything-looks, proportions, hair, and an understanding of how best to negotiate with the world to get what she wants. Not only does the world pay constant tribute to her shallow attributes (her novels are best-sellers), but Ruth's own husband openly prefers her over his dutiful, but unglamorous wife.When Ruth finally snaps and embraces the hatred that has been welling up inside of her, she goes on a single-minded quest for the power, success and glamour that have been denied her all these years. While she's at it, she wreaks revenge on her wayward husband and his loathsome mistress. In doing so, in embracing the "She-Devil" inside of her, Ruth exposes the contradictions and hypocrisies of the superficial culture in which we live. If our culture tends to heap further rewards on those already rewarded by fate, it also sells us the largely false notion that we can shape ourselves into whatever we want to be. It is a pernicious system since it not only teaches a person to be perpetually dissatisfied with him or (especially) herself, it also suggests that the feeling of dissatisfaction is indicative of a failure of will, of morals, of money, of imagination. Ruth, grotesquely transforms herself utterly, burning down her house, overhauling her goals and her sense of purpose, and, most alarmingly, recreating the contours of her body and face through extensive plastic surgery. The result is monstrous and totally morally bankrupt, but may unfortunately be indicative of the monstrosity and bankruptcy of the image-obsessed value system in which we live.


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Fay WELDON

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Fay Weldon

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Fay Weldon

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The Life and Loves of a She-devil (Text Plus)

FAY WELDON

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Fay WELDON

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Fay Weldon

Pantheon, 1984-08-12. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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The Life and Loves of a She-Devil.

Fay. Weldon

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THE LIFE AND LOVES OF A SHE-DEVIL (CORONET BOOKS)

Fay Weldon

1986-01-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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WELDON, Fay.

London: Hodder and Stoughton,, 1983. Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine in gilt. With the dust jacket. Top edge spotted, contents toned; an excellent copy in the jacket with faintly sunned spine. First edition, first impression.

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The Life and Loves of a She-Devil

WELDON,FAY

hodder and stoughton london 1983. proof copy 240pp VG+ (in blue paper wrappers,sl.soiled w.spine and hinge area sl.sunned,creasing to spine,sl.cocked) scarce as a proof copy

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The Life and Loves of a She-Devil.

WELDON, FAY.

New York: Pantheon Books, (1984). Original publisher's cloth with the original dust jacket. Price clipped. Dust jacket with minor soiling, otherwise a fine and clean copy. ¶ First American edition.

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Fay Weldon

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Weldon, Fay

New York: Pantheon Books. Very Good+. 1983. First Edition. Softcover. 0394539206 . SIGNED by author in blue ink on full title page. First US Edition. "A devilishly clever parable about the nature of love and the nature of power." - Erica Jong. Ships same or next business day. Normal edge wear along front cover, minimal edge wear along back cover, text block edges are lightly soiled, spine has one crease. Book is protected in plastic archival sleeve. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 241 pages; Signed by Author .

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The Life and Loves of a She-Devil

WELDON, Fay

Pantheon. Used - Good. Ships from the UK. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Your purchase also supports literacy charities.

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The Life and Loves of a She-Devil - 1st US Edition/1st Printing

Weldon, Fay

New York: Pantheon Books. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1983. 1st US Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0394539206 . A handsome first US edition/first printing in Near Fine condition in Near Fine dust-jacket; .

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WELDON, FAY

New York: Pantheon, 1984 . First Edition. Uncorrected proof copy. Fine in wrappers

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WELDON, Fay

New York: Pantheon, 1983. First. hardcover. fine/fine. 8vo, cloth backed boards, d.w. New York: Pantheon, (1983). First American Edition.

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THE LIFE AND LOVES OF A SHE-DEVIL

Weldon, Fay

London: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd. Very Good/Very Good. 1983. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" 034033228x Bound in black cloth with silver titles to spine, this dated 1983 hardcover First Edition is VG in VG dustjacket (unclipped). 240pp. Jacket has minimal rubbing to top and bottom of spine. Front cloth board has some white stains, rear board has afew marks,and spine is a little faded. Otherwise all VG. .

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Fay Weldon

1985-08-09. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Life and Loves of a She-devil

Fay Weldon

1983-08-31. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Weldon, Fay

Publisher: Pantheon Date of Publication: 1984 Binding: Hardcover Condition: This is the stated Pantheon First American Edition from 1984.Both the DJ and the book are in positively excellent condition. There are no rips, tears, markings, etc.---and the pages and binding are tight as a drum .Acceptable

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The Life & Loves of a She-Devil

Weldon, Fay

First printing. Signed by Fay Weldon on title page. 240 pages. Minor wear/soiling to boards, usual light tanning to edges of text block. Unclipped dust jacket is free of chips or tears and is protected in a clear sleeve. ISBN: 0-340-33228-X.

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Weldon, Fay

New York: Pantheon Books. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1984. First Edition. Hardcover. 0394539206 . SIGNED by author in blue ink on full title page. THE LIFE AND LOVES OF A SHE-DEVIL "takes every mistreated wife's fantasies of revenge on every spoiled, philandering husband, and explodes them into a wild, fast-moving, and outrageously perverse fable of the battle between men and women--and between women and women." Ships same or next business day. Bookplate of noted collector Rolland Comstock on paste-down endpaper. Head and tail of spine are bumped, head edge of of text block has three small pen marks. Dust jacket has wear at the head and tail of spine, back cover is lightly scuffed. Dust jacket protected in archival plastic cover. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 241 pages; Signed by Author .

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Weldon, Fay

Publisher: Pantheon Date of Publication: 1983 Binding: Hardcover Condition: This is the stated Pantheon First American Edition from 1983.Other than a bit of wear to the DJ, the book is in positively excellent condition. There are no rips, tears, markings, etc.---and the pages and binding are tight as a drum.Acceptable

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THE LIFE AND LOVES OF A SHE-DEVIL

FAY WELDON

LONDON: HODDER & STOUGHTON. First printing. Hard cover with dust jacket. Slight wear/creasing on DJ edges. Not price clipped. Slight marking on back of DJ. Black boards. Slight marking on top edges of book's pages. Otherwise clean, tight pages. Strong binding. No inscriptions. Novel. Has been made into a TV series and film. Location: STC25 . Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. 1983.

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Weldon, Fay

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Pantheon Books, 1983. (1st US) Slightly smaller book, green cloth spine, dark rose boards, raised rose title with bright silver background at top front in thin silver frame, silver lettering bright on spine, 241 lightly browned crisp pages. DJ glossy with illustration by Susan Walp of woman in yard with flames emerging from every window of nearby house. DJ has microtear at top back edge next to tip. Near Very Fine DJ/Very Fine book.. 1st US. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Very Fine. Illus. by Walp, Susan.

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Weldon, Fay

London: Hodder & Stoughton. Very Good/Very Good. 1983. First UK Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover. 8.75" x "5.5" 034033228X Minor wear only to the book and dust jacket. No inscriptions; dust jacket not price clipped. .

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LIFE AND LOVES OF A SHE DEVIL

Weldon Fay

NY: Pantheon. Dj. Book's lower spine is bumped. NF/NF. 1984. 1st Ed.. HC. Prabhavananda and Christopher Isherwood. Total time 59:32. .

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Life and Loves of a She Devil

Fay Weldon

Fay Weldon - Life and Loves of a She Devil - Paperback. BRAND NEW.

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The Life and Loves of a She Devil

WELDON, Fay

NY: Pantheon, 1983. in Fine dustwrapper. The first edition of this novel by the prolific author and playwright. Tight, clean copy.. Fine.

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the Life and Loves of a She-Devil - a novel

Weldon, Fay

New York: Pantheon Books, 1983. 1st edition, 1st printing.. Hardcover in green/brick boards w silver title box; in color illus jacket.. Fine unmarked; in Fine unclipped jacket.. Mistreated wife goes on a kinky vendetta. Nice bright clean crisp copy of HB 1st. 5-3/4 x 8-1/2, 241 pp.

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The Life And Loves Of A She Devil

WELDON, Fay

New York: Pantheon, 1983. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. First United States edition. Fine in near fine dustjacket, with discolored line on rear panel.

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The Life and Loves of a She-Devil

WELDON, Fay

NY: Pantheon. (1984). The uncorrected proof copy of the first American edition. Fine in wrappers. Unless otherwise noted, our first editions are first printings. First Edition. Softcover. Fine.

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The Life and Loves of a She-Devil

Fay WELDON

U.S.A.: Pantheon, 1983. Book. Very Good+. Hardcover. An Excellent Reading Copy - Book Is In Very Good + Condition. Boards Are Clean, Not Bumped. Fore Edges Have A Tiny Bit Of Shelf Wear. Interior Is Clean And Legible. Not Remaindered. Dust Jacket Is In Near Fine Condition. Not Chipped Or Crinkled. Not Price Clipped. Dust Jacket Is Covered By Mylar Brodart. Thanks And Enjoy..

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THE LIFE AND LOVES OF A SHE-DEVIL.

Weldon, Fay.

New York:: Pantheon,, (1983.). Near fine in near fine dust jacket (creases to rear flap of dj.). First US printing. This novel of a downtrodden and dumped housewife who goes after revenge is perhaps Weldon's best known - certainly one of her wittiest and most wicked. Basis for the movie of the same name. 241 pp.

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the life and loves of a she devil

WELDON, FAY

hodder & stoughton london 1983. first edition 240pp very good+ (v sl cocked, owners inscription on front endpaper) in near fine d/w (v sl creasing to upper edge else fine)

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Life and Loves of a She-Devil, the

Weldon, Fay

NY: Pantheon, 1983. 1st US. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Nice, clean condition. Hardbound, dust jacket. Record # 109416

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The Life and Loves of a She Devil

Fay Weldon

Ballantine Books, 1985-08-12. Pf. Mass Market Paperback. Used:Good.

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THE LIFE AND LOVES OF A SHE-DEVIL.

Weldon, Fay.

New York:: Pantheon,, (1983.). Good in very good+ dust jacket (spine slant, reading wear.). First US printing. This novel of a downtrodden and dumped housewife who goes after revenge is perhaps Weldon's best known - certainly one of her wittiest and most wicked. Basis for the movie of the same name. 241 pp.

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The Life and Loves of a She Devil

Weldon, Fay

Published by Hodder and Stoughton Limited, London First Edition 1983. London 1983., 1983. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original black cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 9'' x 6''. Contains 240 printed pages of text. Fine condition book in Fine condition dust wrapper, not price clipped, unused almost new book. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, it does not adhere to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 034033228X

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The Life and Loves of a She-Devil

Weldon, Fay

New York: Pantheon Books, c1983. 1st Am. ed. . Hardcover. Very good condition in fair d.j./fair. 241 p.

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Life and Loves of a She-Devil, The

Weldon, Fay

Ballantine,, 1973. A victimized wife turns on her husband and his author-mistresses and caculatedly destroys them. Revenge is a dish best served cold. 278 pages 053. Paperback. Fine.

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The Life And Loves Of A She Devil [ Uncorrected Proof]

Weldon, Fay

New York: Pantheon Books. Very Good. 1983. Advance Reading Copy/Proof. Softcover. Price sticker remains on front wrapper. .

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Life and Loves of a She Devil: A Novel

Weldon, Fay

Ballantine Books, 1985. Paperback. New. 6.86 x 4.17 cm.

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THE LIFE AND LOVES OF A SHE-DEVIL.

Weldon, Fay.

New York:: Pantheon,, (1983.). Near fine in near fine dust jacket.. Book of the Month Club edition (same size and quality as trade edition). This novel of a downtrodden and dumped housewife who goes after revenge is perhaps Weldon's best known - certainly one of her wittiest and most wicked. Basis for the movie of the same name. 241 pp.

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The Life and Loves of a She-Devil (Curley Large Print Books)

Fay Weldon

John Curley & Assoc, 1986-05. Paperback. Good.

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The Life and Loves of a She-Devil

Weldon, Fay

New York: Pantheon Books, 1983. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 241 pp. Remainder mark on lower page edges. The jacket is lightly rubbed along the upper and lower edges.

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The Life and Loves of a She Devil

WELDON, FAY

hodder & stoughton london 1983. first edition 240pp VG (cocked, spine sl bumped at head and foot, boards sl rubbed, owners inscription on fep) in VG d/w (rubbing, corners rounded, spine creased with sl chip to foot, edges sl worn with sl creasing)

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Life and Loves of a She-Devil, The

Weldon, Fay

Pantheon, 1984. First American edition. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good DJ. 8vo. Spine cocked, light foxing to top edge. Jacket lightly sunned.

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WELDON, Fay

Pantheon, 1983-01-01. Hardcover. VeryGood. 7.9000 inches 5.4000 inches.

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