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The Edible Woman


Ever since Marian McAlpin got engaged, the strangest thing has been happening to her--she can't eat. First it was meat, then eggs, vegetables, cake, ... Show synopsis

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  • 1. Trade paperback, Little, Brown Young Readers, 2003


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    Description: New. Signed by author. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 354...

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  • 2. Trade paperback, Little, Brown Young Readers, 2003


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    Description: UK first paperback impression as far as I know. Contains a...

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  • 3. Hardcover, McClelland and Stewart


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    Description: [1969], 1st edition. (Hardcover) Very good in good dust jacket....

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  • 4. Hardcover, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1969


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    Description: Very Good+/Very Good. 077100060x SIGNED BY AUTHOR. "First...

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  • 5. Hardcover, Little Brown, 1969


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    Description: Fine in Near Fine jacket. Book. Signed by Author(s) Beautiful...

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  • 6. Hardcover, Atlantic Little Brown, 1969


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    Description: Very Good in Very Good jacket. 8vo-over 7"-9" tall. One...

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  • 7. Hardcover, McClelland & Stewart, 1969


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    Description: Very Good. Dust Jacket Included. Signed by Author First printing...

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  • 8. Hardcover, Toronto, Montreal: McClelland and Stewart Limited,, [1969]


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    Description: Octavo, boards. First edition. The author's first novel. Very...

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  • 9. Hardcover, McClelland and Stewart, 1969


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    Description: Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. 8vo-over 7"-9" tall. Signed By...

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Overall customer rating: 4.000

Not dated, but a book of its time

by Ellyb on Mar 24, 2010

This earliest work of Margaret Atwood's hard to describe. At times lacking the polish of her more recent works, while at others brilliantly skewering the social norms of the 1960's, the overall effect is terribly earnest. Granted, I am also reading this in 2010, and I was not around prior to the women's lib movement, so I feel like there is some sense of context that I may never be able to fully appreciate, no matter what I know about the era, and this context is imperative to "The Edible Woman." All in all, the book is savagely witty, but it also made me wish I could have read it in 1969.

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