Bluebeard's Egg and Other Stories

3.73 avg rating
( 4,607 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780099741213: Bluebeard's Egg and Other Stories

A man finds himself surrounded by women who are becoming paler, more silent and literally smaller; a woman's intimate life is strangely dominated by the fear of nuclear warfare; a melancholy teenage love is swept away by a hurricane, while a tired, middle-aged affection is rekindled by the spectacle of rare Jamaican birds...In these exceptional short stories, by turns funny and searingly honest, Margaret Atwood captures brilliantly the complex forces that govern our relationships, and the powerful emotions that guide them.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Publisher:

"A champion of Canadian literature...A startlingly original voice."
--Washington Post Book World

"Atwood appears to challenge both her readers and the outside limits of her own talent...Writing at top form, writing with total control of her material, with sureness, with touches of brilliance...Bluebeard's Egg is a book to be read and re-read, to be talked about and savored."
--London (Ontario) Free Press

"Margaret Atwood conceals the kick of a perfum bottle converted into a Molotov cocktail."
--Melvin Maddocks

"Atwood's prose in Bluebeard's Egg is powerful, elegant and mellifluous to an extraordinary degree."
--Quill and Quire

From the Back Cover:

“A book to be read and re-read, to be talked about and savored.”
London Free Press

“Margaret Atwood renders visual, aural, and tactile events in such crisp, surprising language that her images crackle off the page.”
Washington Post

“The depth and complexity of Atwood's critique of contemporary society are stunning.”
Ms.

“Her stories are sophisticated, reticent, ornate, stark, supple, stiff, savage or forgiving; they are exactly what she wants them to be. They are stories from the prime of life.”
Times Literary Supplement

“An outstanding correspondent on the war between the sexes writes as wittily as ever on the hopes and shortcomings of women who bake for poets, sleep with their accountants, attribute their preference for awful men to fearlessness, and don't know how much they scare their own mothers.”
The Observer (U.K.)

“Atwood displays polished craftsmanship and rare insight in the stories in this collection. They are the work of an author in full control of her considerable talents.”
Globe and Mail

“This collection of short stories shows her genius with all its sparkle and humour.”
Cosmopolitan

“Atwood is nothing if not clairvoyant.”
–Kingston Whig-Standard

“Once again Atwood brings her poetic talents, her acute clarity of perception, and her sardonic humour to an examination of the foibles and follies of modern life.”
–David Staines, Canadian Literature

“In this impressive collection of astute and reverberating stories, she adds to her already considerable stature as a writer.”
Winnipeg Free Press

“Atwood's prose in Bluebeard’s Egg is powerful, elegant, and mellifluous to an extraordinary degree.”
Quill & Quire

“An acute and poetic observer of the eternal, universal, rum relationships between men and women.”
The Times (U.K.)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$
US$ 9.73

Convert Currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Atwood, Margaret Eleanor
Published by Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom (1998)
ISBN 10: 0099741210 ISBN 13: 9780099741213
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 194 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. A man finds himself surrounded by women who are becoming paler, more silent and literally smaller; a woman s intimate life is strangely dominated by the fear of nuclear warfare; a melancholy teenage love is swept away by a hurricane, while a tired, middle-aged affection is rekindled by the spectacle of rare Jamaican birds.In these exceptional short stories, by turns funny and searingly honest, Margaret Atwood captures brilliantly the complex forces that govern our relationships, and the powerful emotions that guide them. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780099741213

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.73
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Atwood, Margaret Eleanor
Published by Vintage
ISBN 10: 0099741210 ISBN 13: 9780099741213
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage. Book Condition: New. Features a man who finds himself surrounded by women who are becoming pale, silent and smaller; a woman's intimate life is strangely dominated by the fear of nuclear warfare; and a melancholy teenage love is swept away by a hurricane. This work captures the complex forces that govern our relationships, and the powerful emotions that guide them. Num Pages: 288 pages. BIC Classification: FA; FYB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 130 x 19. Weight in Grams: 238. . 1997. Paperback. . . . . Special Offer: This seller is offering an exclusive discount of 25% on all prices for AbeBooks customers. Original Price: 12.47 EUR. Order now to avoid disappointment. Bookseller Inventory # V9780099741213

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Atwood, Margaret Eleanor
Published by Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom (1998)
ISBN 10: 0099741210 ISBN 13: 9780099741213
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 194 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. A man finds himself surrounded by women who are becoming paler, more silent and literally smaller; a woman s intimate life is strangely dominated by the fear of nuclear warfare; a melancholy teenage love is swept away by a hurricane, while a tired, middle-aged affection is rekindled by the spectacle of rare Jamaican birds.In these exceptional short stories, by turns funny and searingly honest, Margaret Atwood captures brilliantly the complex forces that govern our relationships, and the powerful emotions that guide them. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780099741213

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.82
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Atwood, Margaret Eleanor
Published by Vintage
ISBN 10: 0099741210 ISBN 13: 9780099741213
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage. Book Condition: New. Features a man who finds himself surrounded by women who are becoming pale, silent and smaller; a woman's intimate life is strangely dominated by the fear of nuclear warfare; and a melancholy teenage love is swept away by a hurricane. This work captures the complex forces that govern our relationships, and the powerful emotions that guide them. Num Pages: 288 pages. BIC Classification: FA; FYB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 130 x 19. Weight in Grams: 238. . 1997. Paperback. . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780099741213

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.13
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Atwood, Margaret Eleanor
ISBN 10: 0099741210 ISBN 13: 9780099741213
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 129mm x 198mm x 18mm. Paperback. A man finds himself surrounded by women who are becoming paler, more silent and literally smaller; a woman's intimate life is strangely dominated by the fear of nuclear warfare; a melancho.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 288 pages. 0.237. Bookseller Inventory # 9780099741213

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.28
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Atwood, Margaret Eleanor
ISBN 10: 0099741210 ISBN 13: 9780099741213
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Not Signed; A man finds himself surrounded by women who are becoming paler, more silent and literally smaller; a woman's intimate life is strangely dominated by the fear of nuclear warfare; a melancholy teenage love is swept away by a hurricane, while a tired, middle-aged affection is rekindled by the spectacle of rare Jamaican birds.In these exceptional short stories, by turns funny and searingly honest, Margaret Atwood captures brilliantly the complex forces that govern our relationships, and the powerful emotions that guide them. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780099741213_rkm

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.39
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.86
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Atwood, Margaret Eleanor
Published by Vintage Publishing
ISBN 10: 0099741210 ISBN 13: 9780099741213
New Paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage Publishing. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Bluebeard's Egg and Other Stories, Margaret Atwood, A man finds himself surrounded by women who are becoming paler, more silent and literally smaller; a woman's intimate life is strangely dominated by the fear of nuclear warfare; a melancholy teenage love is swept away by a hurricane, while a tired, middle-aged affection is rekindled by the spectacle of rare Jamaican birds.In these exceptional short stories, by turns funny and searingly honest, Margaret Atwood captures brilliantly the complex forces that govern our relationships, and the powerful emotions that guide them. Bookseller Inventory # B9780099741213

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 6.08
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.73
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Atwood, Margaret Eleanor
ISBN 10: 0099741210 ISBN 13: 9780099741213
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST0099741210. Bookseller Inventory # ST0099741210

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.47
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Atwood, Margaret Eleanor
Published by Vintage (1997)
ISBN 10: 0099741210 ISBN 13: 9780099741213
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Green Books
(Wicklow, Ireland)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brand New Book. Shipping: Once your order has been confirmed and payment received, your order will then be processed. The book will be located by our staff, packaged and despatched to you as quickly as possible. From time to time, items get mislaid en route. If your item fails to arrive, please contact us first. We will endeavour to trace the item for you and where necessary, replace or refund the item. Please do not leave negative feedback without contacting us first. All orders will be dispatched within two working days. If you have any quesions please contact us. Bookseller Inventory # V9780099741213

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.39
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.61
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Atwood, Margaret Eleanor
ISBN 10: 0099741210 ISBN 13: 9780099741213
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1998. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # GA9780099741213

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.65
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.49
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book