The Life and Loves of a She-Devil: A Novel [NOOK Book]

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Fay Weldon takes “hell hath no fury like a woman scorned” to dazzling new heights in this quintessential novel about a wife’s revenge
Ruth loves her husband, Bobbo, a handsome, successful accountant. But Bobbo has fallen in love with Mary Fisher, a bestselling romance novelist who lives in a high tower overlooking the sea, pampered by her young, virile manservant. Mary is petite, dainty, and lovely. He tells Ruth about his affair and when Ruth reacts badly, he promptly moves ...
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The Life and Loves of a She-Devil: A Novel

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Overview

Fay Weldon takes “hell hath no fury like a woman scorned” to dazzling new heights in this quintessential novel about a wife’s revenge
Ruth loves her husband, Bobbo, a handsome, successful accountant. But Bobbo has fallen in love with Mary Fisher, a bestselling romance novelist who lives in a high tower overlooking the sea, pampered by her young, virile manservant. Mary is petite, dainty, and lovely. He tells Ruth about his affair and when Ruth reacts badly, he promptly moves out. In turn, Ruth decides to orchestrate a fiendish and masterful revenge. The Life and Loves of a She-Devil is a masterpiece about love, hate, infidelity, corrosive envy, and the best kind of revenge.

Novelist, playwright, and screenwriter Fay Weldon was born in England, brought up in New Zealand, and returned to the United Kingdom when she was fifteen. She studied economics and psychology at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. She worked briefly for the Foreign Office in London, then as a journalist, and then as an advertising copywriter. She later gave up her career in advertising, and began to write fulltime. Her first novel, The Fat Woman’s Joke, was published in 1967. She was chair of the judges for the Booker Prize for fiction in 1983, and received an honorary doctorate from the University of St Andrews in 1990. In 2001, she was named a Commander of the British Empire. Weldon’s work includes more than twenty novels, five collections of short stories, several children’s books, nonfiction books, magazine articles, and a number of plays written for television, radio, and the stage, including the pilot episode for the television series Upstairs DownstairsShe-Devil, the film adaption of her 1983 novel The Life and Loves of a She-Devil, starred Meryl Streep in a Golden Globe–winning role.  

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781480412385
  • Publisher: Open Road Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/16/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 291
  • Sales rank: 291,484
  • File size: 837 KB

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  • Posted February 6, 2011

    great read!

    I could not put this down. Warning this is nothing like the movie they made from this book (She-Devil). It is much much darker and sinister. I finished the book not believing the depths this woman went through for revenge. Highly recommended for a quick read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 29, 2000

    The Life and Loves of a She- Devil

    The book is about a woman who lives a 'good life'. She is rich, has a lot of men and a big house. She has also a man, who has already a wife and two children. The wife of the man cannot see her man being with another woman and she starts to fulfil her plans. At the end the rich and famous woman dies of cancer and the other one lives in the house of her predecessor.

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