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The World's Wife

(1999)
A collection of poems by

 
 
Be terrified.
It's you I love,
perfect man,
Greek God, my own;
but I know you'll go,
betray me, stray
from home.
So better by far for
me if you were stone.
--from "Medusa"

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 girlfris 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.

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September 1999 : UK Hardback
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Title: The World's Wife
Author(s): Carol Ann Duffy
ISBN: 0-330-37221-1 / 978-0-330-37221-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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April 2000 : UK Hardback
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Title: The World's Wife
Author(s): Carol Ann Duffy
ISBN: 0-571-19985-2 / 978-0-571-19985-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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January 2000 : UK Hardback

Title: The World's Wife
Author(s): Carol Ann Duffy
ISBN: 0-85646-314-0 / 978-0-85646-314-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Anvil Press Poetry
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Paperback Editions

July 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The World's Wife
Author(s): Carol Ann Duffy
ISBN: 1-5098-5266-2 / 978-1-5098-5266-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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January 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The World's Wife
Author(s): Carol Ann Duffy
ISBN: 1-4472-7524-1 / 978-1-4472-7524-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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September 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: The World's Wife
Author(s): Carol Ann Duffy
ISBN: 0-330-37222-X / 978-0-330-37222-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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April 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: The World's Wife: Poems
Author(s): Carol Ann Duffy
ISBN: 0-571-19995-X / 978-0-571-19995-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Audio Editions

July 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The World's Wife: Picador Classic
Author(s): Carol Ann Duffy
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
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July 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The World's Wife: Picador Classic
Author(s): Carol Ann Duffy
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


March 2003 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The World's Wife
Author(s): Carol Ann Duffy
ISBN: 1-4050-3270-7 / 978-1-4050-3270-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
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September 1999 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: The World's Wife
Author(s): Carol Ann Duffy
ISBN: 0-333-78161-9 / 978-0-333-78161-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio Books
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Kindle Editions

December 2014 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The World's Wife: Picador Classic
Author(s): Carol Ann Duffy
Publisher: Picador
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