Beige pictorial dust jacket over cloth boards. About this Item: Coronet Books, 1987. In some ways this was more like a play than a book, and it was just a rant about the battle between the sex 2008 bookcrossing review: I didn't like this book much. It follows Esther Sussman who leaves her husband after they go on a diet that she soon realizes she does not want to be on. Minor tears to spine ends exposing binding.
It was dull and ranty and a bit disappointing after the last book by Fay Weldon I read. It's proof that a novel can be both hilarious and profoundly depressing. Spine slightly worn and scuffed front cover edges slightly curled. Slight crushing to spine ends. Ott elő A könyvtári könyvem legvégén vagy 6 oldalnyi üres lap található, amit nem tudok mire vélni.
When Esther's friend Phyllis visits, perfectly manicured and coiffured, horrified by Esther's descent from the pedestal of saintly wifeliness, the most entertaining aspect of the whole novel is how she gradually starts to succumb to food herself, eating fleshy pink slabs of luncheon meat, and the infantile meal of stewed apples. Adott volt a Szabó Ervin könyvtár Böngészde részlege, angol könyvek sarka és ott a vidám címkével ellátott polc. Although most of her male characters are disagreeable, they are not the true villains of her novels. Pages are slightly tanned with light foxing to text block edge and thumbing inside, noticeable creasing included. The spine may show signs of wear. A girl should marry a rich man, then at least she'd have a fur coat to keep her warm in her old age.
The time is the mid1960s when sex role stereotypes were being examined and rejected, and The Fat Woman's Joke miraculously reflects the passions, humor, and anger of an era when women's selfanalysis entailed a healthy dose of disruption. Light foxing and tanning to endpapers and page edges. Phyllis does; Esther does not and triumphantly sets out to prove her point. Before placing your order for please contact us for confirmation on the book's binding. She had not felt strong enough for marriage, and so she escaped. During the day she read science fiction novels.
This novel examines the role of Womanhood. Bestselling author Fay Weldon delivers a scathing satire about society's obsession with female weight and beauty in the 1960s, as relevant today as when it was first publishedAfter a lifetime of gorging herself, Esther Wells has an epiphany: She and her husband, Alan, are going on a diet. Resulta que no pillé la broma. She had not felt so secure since she spent her days in a pram. With some sunning to spine and edges.
Egy biztos, hogy nem erre számítottam. A sound copy with only light wear. Everybody should read this book, mostly because I won't be quoting all the things I'd need to quote to give an adequate impression, and random ones would be misleading. The lack of food had made her see things very clearly and she had looked at her life - the daily dusting, sweeping, cooking, washing-up - and found it all pointless. In the evenings she watched television. There was something about it that reminded me of Girl,17 by Kingsley Amis - not the writing or anything, just the way everyone was sleeping with everyone else and not being happy. Schutzumschlag mit Gebrauchsspuren, aber vollständigen Seiten.
Read if you appreciate the absurd. All orders are dispatched as swiftly as possible! Depriving themselves of fatty foods, both husband and wife have new perspectives on each other, and the process is one of slow destruction of their marriage. The time is the mid 1960s when sex role stereotypes were being examined and rejected, and The Fat Woman's Joke miraculously reflects the passions, humor, and anger of an era when women's self analysis entailed a healthy dose of disruption. Infused with Fay Weldon's trenchant wit and illuminating observations, it's a satisfying, deeply felt tale of one woman's revenge upon the world that has oppressed her. Alan and Esther have sunk into fat, middle-aged complacency.
I would fly apart in all directions. Six years later, she married Ronald Weldon. For several weeks, Esther Sussman had lived in a sordid flat in Earls Court. From the fastness of her Earls Court retreat Esther starts to recount the events leading up to her revelation to her friend Phyllis. With her marriage to Alan in jeopardy, Esther moves out and commits a betrayal of her own.