The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin - Artist Edition

The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin - Artist Edition

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In celebration of the 50th anniversary of this iconic masterpiece of psychological suspense, Suntup Editions is delighted to announce a fine press edition of The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin.

The idyllic village of Stepford, Connecticut is an affluent suburban town populated with successful, satisfied hubbies and their beautiful, dutiful wives. For photographer Joanna Eberhart, a recent arrival with her husband and two children, it all seems too perfect to be true–from the sweet, accommodating Welcome Wagon lady to all those cheerful, friendly faces in the supermarket checkout lines. But just beneath the town’s flawless surface, something is sordid and wrong–something abominable with roots in the local Men’s Association. And it may already be too late for Joanna to save herself from being devoured by Stepford’s hideous perfection.

A savage commentary on a media-driven society that values the pursuit of youth and beauty at all costs, The Stepford Wives is a novel so frightening in its final implications that the title itself has earned a place in the American lexicon. First published in September 1972, The Stepford Wives was referred to by one reviewer as “an extraordinary feminist horror novel. Ira Levin powerfully dramatizes women’s suburban alienation and men’s resistance to feminist change.”

The novel was adapted into two feature films, both using the same title as the novel: the 1975 version, and the 2004 remake.


The fine press limited edition of The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin is presented in three states: Lettered, Numbered and Artist editions. 

Please note that the Artist edition is not numbered.

ARTIST EDITION

  • 6” x 9” trim size.
  • 162 Pages.
  • Limited to 1000 copies.
  • Printed letterpress on Mohawk Superfine on a Heidelberg Cylinder, with two colors on the title, introduction and chapter pages.
  • Chapter openings include a halftone image printed letterpress with the text.
  • Signed by Laurie Lee Brom.
  • Quarter cloth binding with paper over boards.
  • Foil blocking on cover and spine.
  • Introduction by Peter Straub. 
  • Six full color oil painting illustrations by Laurie Lee Brom.
  • Dust jacket illustrated on the front and back by Laurie Lee Brom (the only edition featuring this illustrated dust jacket).
  • Housed in a cloth covered slipcase.
  • Bookmark with all pre-orders.

Published editions may differ slightly from mockups and prototype designs.
Illustrations © 2022 by Laurie Lee Brom.

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Julian Robison
Wonderful edition!

I read The Stepford Wives for the first time a few months back and loved it, so I'm delighted to now own such a beautiful edition of the book. It arrived very well packed. The illustrations are gorgeous and the included bookmark is a nice touch. Very satisfied and can't wait to own more Suntup Editions!

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Kit
Excellent edition

My favourite AE since Animal Farm. Usually I don’t care about art too much but these paintings are superb and capture the atmosphere of the story. Printing binding and design all excellent. Can’t understand why it hasn’t sold out, (or The Magus and Schindlers Ark for that matter, which are also brilliant).

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Katie Badger
So gorgeous 🙂

Wonderful quality as ever from Suntup, but for me it is the illustrations that are utterly perfect for the era that make this book.

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Sylwia D
Beautiful edition of Stepford wives with amazing illustrations

Another Suntup win! A beautiful edition of Ira Levin’s classic with amazingly beautiful illustrations. I cannot wait to read it!

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Corbet Unmack
ANOTHER GREAT PUBLICATION…

Once again, Suntup has created a beautiful publication of one of Ira Levin’s best novels. It creates a somewhat nostalgic feel while holding/reading this volume, supported by the interior portraits of the wives of Stepford. A great read and a delightful volume to own!