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When She Was Good

(1967)
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In this funny and chilling novel, the setting is a small town in the 1940s Midwest, and the subject is the heart of a wounded and ferociously moralistic young woman, one of those implacable American moralists whose "goodness" is a terrible disease.
When she was still a child, Lucy Nelson had her alcoholic failure of a father thrown in jail. Ever since then she has been trying to reform the men around her, even if that ultimately means destroying herself in the process. With his unerring portraits of Lucy and her hapless, childlike husband, Roy, Roth has created an uncompromising work of fictional realism, a vision of provincial American piety, yearning, and discontent that is at once pitiless and compassionate.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

November 1967 : UK Hardback
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Title: When She Was Good
Author(s): Philip Roth
ISBN: 0-224-61245-X / 978-0-224-61245-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
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May 1967 : USA Hardback
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Title: When She Was Good
Author(s): Philip Roth
ISBN: 0-394-45187-2 / 978-0-394-45187-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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Paperback Editions

October 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: When She Was Good: Philip Roth
Author(s): Philip Roth
ISBN: 0-09-948499-4 / 978-0-09-948499-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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January 1995 : USA Paperback
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Title: When She Was Good
Author(s): Philip Roth
ISBN: 0-679-75925-5 / 978-0-679-75925-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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September 1985 : UK Paperback
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Title: When She Was Good
Author(s): Philip Roth
ISBN: 0-14-007676-X / 978-0-14-007676-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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March 1979 : UK Paperback
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Title: When She Was Good
Author(s): Philip Roth
ISBN: 0-552-11012-4 / 978-0-552-11012-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi Childrens
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January 1971 : UK Paperback
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Title: When She Was Good
Author(s): Philip Roth
ISBN: 0-14-003200-2 / 978-0-14-003200-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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1968 : USA Paperback
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Title: When She Was Good
Author(s): Philip Roth
ISBN: 0-553-04869-4 / 978-0-553-04869-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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Audio Editions

August 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: When She Was Good
Author(s): Philip Roth
ISBN: 1-5012-8931-4 / 978-1-5012-8931-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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December 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: When She Was Good
Author(s): Philip Roth
ISBN: 1-4558-3242-1 / 978-1-4558-3242-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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December 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: When She Was Good
Author(s): Philip Roth
ISBN: 1-4558-3243-X / 978-1-4558-3243-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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December 2011 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: When She Was Good
Author(s): Philip Roth
ISBN: 1-4558-4783-6 / 978-1-4558-4783-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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November 2009 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: When She Was Good
Author(s): Philip Roth
ISBN: 1-4418-0535-4 / 978-1-4418-0535-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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November 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: When She Was Good
Author(s): Philip Roth
ISBN: 1-4418-0533-8 / 978-1-4418-0533-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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November 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: When She Was Good
Author(s): Philip Roth
ISBN: 1-4418-0534-6 / 978-1-4418-0534-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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November 2009 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: When She Was Good
Author(s): Philip Roth
ISBN: 1-4418-0536-2 / 978-1-4418-0536-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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November 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: When She Was Good
Author(s): Philip Roth
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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November 2009 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: When She Was Good
Author(s): Philip Roth
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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November 2009 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: When She Was Good
Author(s): Philip Roth
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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November 2009 : UK Audio edition
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Title: When She Was Good
Author(s): Philip Roth
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Kindle Editions

April 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: When She Was Good (Vintage International)
Author(s): Philip Roth
Publisher: Vintage
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December 2010 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: When She Was Good
Author(s): Philip Roth
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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