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Wayward Wife and Other Stories, the (1960) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Whether it is in the title story, THE WAYWARD WIFE, in which a young woman tries to marry into high society at any cost, or CRIME AT THE TENNIS CLUB, which tells of the unnecessary murder of a half-mad old woman, or the six remaining stories, Alberto Moravia explores the heights and depths of human emotion. He shows once again his brilliance and skill in the portrayal of character, especially in sex relationships, and in the interplay of personalities between man and woman.

Alberto Moravia is a modern master of psychological fiction. his stories, with their sexual undertones and bittersweet humor, make fascinating reading and are another literary triumph for one of the world's greatest contemporary authors.


  • Crime at the Tennis Club
  • End of a Relationship
  • The Wayward Wife
  • A Bad Winner
  • Home Is a Sacred Place
  • Contact with the Working Class
  • The Woman from Mexico
  • The Negro and the Old Man with the Bill-hook

Original title: The Wayward Wife and Other Stories
Original languages: Italian


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

Edition #1: The Wayward Wife and Other Stories

The Wayward Wife and Other Stories (1960)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Angus Davidson
  • "The bizarre, shocking, or macabre quality of (these) stories may blind the reader to the quiet perfection of Moravia's artistry." New York Times
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The Wayward Wife and Other Stories (1960)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York, NY
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Dimensions: 4.2 x 7 x 0.4 in
Pages: 190

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