Vintage Sci Fi: Book No.24

No.24: The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin

As part of Vintage Sci Fi month being hosted by Little Red Reviewer I’ve given myself a small challenge to post a vintage book each day – one that I’ve read – and to highlight some of the covers.   Today’s choice is : The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin.  This is one of my ‘is-it-isn’t-it’ sci fi choices.  This is a great story though and who among us doesn’t know the ‘Stepford’ term – it’s become quite symbolic.  Originally published in 1972 the book leaves the final interpretation fairly vague – unlike the film which definitely sci-fis the story up!  Anyway, satire, horror and a little sci fi – I’m going with the brainwashing theme to support that conclusion:

First edition cover:

First Edition 1972.jpg

1972 Library Magna:

1972 Library Magna.jpg

1998 Bloomsbury Publishing:

1998 Bloomsbury.jpg

2011 Corsair:

2011 Corsair






6 Responses to “Vintage Sci Fi: Book No.24”

  1. Michael

    I’ve not read this one. Saw the re-make version.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, I’ve seen both versions. I actually quite like the films – I think they manage to come across as creepy.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    My favorite is the 1998. So many things being said in that one cover image!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, it gets extra points for the dramatic impact!
      Lynn 😀

  3. jessicabookworm

    I haven’t read this but I am very tempted too, now I’ve realised it is by the same author as The Boys from Brazil; which is a very cool, creepy thriller!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I liked it – the film was also good – well, there’s two films, I probably preferred the earlier version although it was a while since I saw it.
      Lynn 😀

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