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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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Hardback Editions

September 1999 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The World's Wife
Author(s): Carol Ann Duffy
ISBN: 0-330-37221-1 / 978-0-330-37221-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

April 2000 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: The World's Wife
Author(s): Carol Ann Duffy
ISBN: 1-5098-5266-2 / 978-1-5098-5266-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2015 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The World's Wife: Picador Classic
Author(s): Carol Ann Duffy
ISBN: 1-4472-7524-1 / 978-1-4472-7524-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2000 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The World's Wife
Author(s): Carol Ann Duffy
ISBN: 0-330-37222-X / 978-0-330-37222-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2001 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: 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

March 2003 : UK Audio CD
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: 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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

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