The Resource The collected novels : Letters to Alice ; Worst fears ; and Heart of the country, Volume two, Fay Weldon, (ebook)

The collected novels : Letters to Alice ; Worst fears ; and Heart of the country, Volume two, Fay Weldon, (ebook)

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The collected novels : Letters to Alice ; Worst fears ; and Heart of the country, Volume two
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The collected novels
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Letters to Alice ; Worst fears ; and Heart of the country
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Volume two
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Fay Weldon
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eng
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Three novels from the British satirist: from the joy of inspiration to the shock of betrayal and the pleasure of vengeance. Perhaps best known for The Life and Loves of a She Devil, Man Booker Prize nominee Fay Weldon has been writing some of the boldest, funniest satirical novels for over half a century. In her mid-eighties, she's penned a scathing sequel, The Death of a She Devil, The three volumes collected here-from an epistolary novel inspired by Jane Austen to a widow's discovery of her husband's betrayal and a tale of abandonment that twists into comeuppance-all prove Weldon's wit and insights into the human condition to be as sharp as ever. Letters to Alice: With the dire warning, "You must read, Alice, before it's too late," Aunt Fay implores her niece to immerse herself in the works of enduring authors. Taking its inspiration from Jane Austen's relationship with her niece, Weldon's epistolary novel explores the literary life, as lived by both Austen and eighteen-year-old Alice, as she struggles with her own writing, school, parents, romance, ambition, and spiky green hair. Worst Fears: A New York Times Notable Book. A darling of the London theater world, Alexandra Ludd is playing Nora in Ibsen's A Doll's House when her husband, Ned, former theater critic and stay-at-home father to their young son, Sascha, dies of an apparent heart attack. But when Alexandra returns to their country home, her grief begins to give way to suspicion. Ned didn't keel over in the dining room, as her good friends told her. He died in their bed-and he wasn't alone. What's a widow to do? The Heart of the Country: When her husband kisses her and their children goodbye, departs for the office, and never returns, Natalie blames herself. Perhaps if she hadn't been cheating on him every Tuesday and Thursday, he wouldn't have left her for his secretary, a local beauty queen. Penniless and soon homeless, Natalie finds herself navigating the heartless labyrinth of the state welfare system. There, she meets Sonia, who offers to shelter Natalie and her children. But Sonia has her own agenda (hint: she's narrating from a mental institution) that will culminate in a monstrous act of vengeance at the town's carnival
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Weldon, Fay
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823.914
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fiction
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  • Marriage
  • Husband and wife
  • Widows
  • Adultery
  • Mother and child
  • Runaway husbands
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The collected novels : Letters to Alice ; Worst fears ; and Heart of the country, Volume two, Fay Weldon, (ebook)
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9781504054386
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The collected novels : Letters to Alice ; Worst fears ; and Heart of the country, Volume two, Fay Weldon, (ebook)
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Publication
Distribution
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781504054386
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12199327
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12199327
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MWT12199327
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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