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Ruth smiles, but beneath the surface nurses a hatred as powerful as the sea, and as sharp as the coldest of blades. The object of Ruth's malevolence is her cousin, Elizabeth -- orphaned at nine months and raised by Ruth's parents as their own -- whose very presence stole Ruth's birthright as only child. From this twisted sense of betrayal grows an envy, dark as night, from which there can be but one refuge: Elizabeth's destruction.
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Josephine Hart is the acclaimed author of novels which include the bestselling Damage, made into a major film, and Sin, which was filmed in 2001 by Metropolis.From AudioFile:
This novel recounts the lives of Elizabeth Ashbridge and her sister Ruth and the unspoken sibling rivalry between them, which continues into adulthood. Veteran actress Diana Rigg portrays Ruth as sinister and Elizabeth as "perfect," an interesting juxtaposition to the plot, which revolves around family relationships and lusting after husbands. Creating whole personalities, Rigg brings out the underlying evil in Ruth and the basic nŠivetŽ in Elizabeth. Rigg's narration captivates the listener with a smooth performance through the excellent abridgment. M.B.K. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Knopf, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First American Edition. Book is New, DJ is Fine, 1st American Edition, Some rubbing on DJ front, B-201, ; 7.50 X 5 X 0.90 inches; 163 pages. Seller Inventory # 28854
Book Description Knopf, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: New. The binding is in good shape. There is very little shelf wear. The pages of this book are clean and unmarked. A good solid copy. FAST SHIPPING & FREE TRACKING!. Seller Inventory # 163573
Book Description Knopf. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0679416730 New Book with Dust Jacket. Purchased from Sale Table at local book retailer(all new books). I have examined all aspects of this volume and find no flaws whatsoever. (Note:Your Satisfaction is Guaranteed. If you are not completely happy, we will refund your money immediately.no questions asked. Books purchased before 11am EST normally shipped same day.) collectable. Seller Inventory # K3X04XX0015
Book Description Knopf, 1992. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0679416730
Book Description Knopf, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0679416730
Book Description Knopf, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1st Edition. New/VF dj sl shpwr. Seller Inventory # 000773
Book Description Alfred A. Knopf Incorporated, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1992. Hard Cover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. New York: Knopf, 1992. First edition. 8vo. Hard cover binding, 164 pp. New in new dustjacket, protected with an archival-quality mylar cover. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 018342
Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First American Edition; Unknown. Ruth says "I was spiritual by nature. A spiritual malevolent creature." This book follows Damage, the author's first novel. The object of Ruth's malevolence is her cousin - orphaned as an infant and then raised by Ruth's parents, loved and cherished as their own child. She felt her bloodright was stolen, as she was the only daughter born to her parents, but Elizabeth was already there. As a child Ruth took trinkets and dolls. As she gets older and her envy is honed, she begins to set her sights on bigger possessions, finally wanting to be Elizabeth herself. Jackfet has some minor scuffing. A red remainder mark shows along the vertical page edges. The binding is black with an glossy indentation of the gold sun on the jacket front. 12mo - over 6Â¾" - 7Â¾" tall. ; 164 pages. Seller Inventory # N-08014
Book Description Knopf, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110679416730