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The Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits

(2002)
Stories
A collection of stories by

 
Donoghue finds her inspiration for these wry, robust tales in obscure scraps of historical records: an engraving of a woman giving birth to rabbits; a plague ballad; surgical case notes; theological pamphlets; an articulated skeleton. Here kings, surgeons, soldiers, and ladies of leisure rub shoulders with cross-dressers, cult leaders, poisoners, and arsonists.

Whether she's spinning the tale of an Irish soldier tricked into marrying a dowdy spinster, a Victorian surgeon's attempts to "improve" women, a seventeenth-century countess who ran away to Italy disguised as a man, or an "undead" murderess returning for the maid she left behind to be executed in her place, Emma Donoghue brings to her stories an "elegant, colorful prose filled with unforgettable sights, sounds and smells" (Elle). Here she summons the ghosts of those women who counted for nothing in their own day, but who come to unforgettable life in fiction.

 
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Hardback Editions

May 2002 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits: Stories
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
ISBN: 0-15-100937-6 / 978-0-15-100937-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

June 2003 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits: Stories
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
ISBN: 0-15-602739-9 / 978-0-15-602739-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harvest Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

June 2002 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Woman Who Gave Birth To Rabbits
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
ISBN: 1-86049-954-6 / 978-1-86049-954-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

December 2015 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

December 2015 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

June 2013 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   

June 2013 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

August 2011 : Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
Publisher: Virago
Availability: Amazon CA   

August 2011 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Woman Who Gave Birth To Rabbits
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
Publisher: Virago
Availability: Amazon UK   

June 2003 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits: Stories (Harvest Book)
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
Publisher: Mariner Books
Availability: Amazon   


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