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World's Wife, the (2000) [Collection]
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Summary (From the publisher):

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 girlfriends 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.


  • Little Red-Cap
  • Thetis
  • Queen Herod
  • Mrs Midas
  • from Mrs Tiresias
  • Pilate's Wife
  • Mrs Aesop
  • Mrs Darwin
  • Mrs Sisyphus
  • Mrs Faust
  • Delilah
  • Anne Hathaway
  • Queen Kong
  • Mrs Quasimodo
  • Medusa
  • The Devil's Wife
  • Circe
  • Mrs Lazarus
  • Pygmalion's Bride
  • Mrs Rip Van Winkle
  • Mrs Icarus
  • Frau Freud
  • Salome
  • Eurydice
  • The Kray Sisters
  • Elvis's Twin Sister
  • Pope Joan
  • Penelope
  • Mrs Beast
  • Demeter

Original title: The World's Wife
Original languages: English


Genre: Fairy Tales & FolkloreReinterpretations

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Edition #1: The World's Wife

The World's Wife (2000)
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Language: English

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The World's Wife (April 9, 2000)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 057119995X
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.4 x 0.3
Pages: 96

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