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Margaret Atwood's The Robber Bride is inspired by "The Robber Bridegroom," a wonderfully grisly tale from the Brothers Grimm in which an evil groom lures three maidens into his lair and devours them, one by one. But in her version, Atwood brilliantly recasts the monster as Zenia, a villainess of demonic proportions, and sets her loose in the lives of three friends, Tony, Charis, and Roz. All three "have lost men, spirit, money, and time to their old college acquaintance, Zenia. At various times, and in various emotional disguises, Zenia has insinuated her way into their lives and practically demolished them.

To Tony, who almost lost her husband and jeopardized her academic career, Zenia is 'a lurking enemy commando.' To Roz, who did lose her husband and almost her magazine, Zenia is 'a cold and treacherous bitch.' To Charis, who lost a boyfriend, quarts of vegetable juice and some pet chickens, Zenia is a kind of zombie, maybe 'soulless'" (Lorrie Moore, New York Times Book Review). In love and war, illusion and deceit, Zenia's subterranean malevolence takes us deep into her enemies' pasts.

44 editions First published in 1993

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Cover of: La voleuse d'hommes
La voleuse d'hommes
2005, R. Laffont
in French
Cover of: Aroos-e-Faribkar
Aroos-e-Faribkar
2004, Ghoghnoos
in Faroese - 2nd ed.
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The robber bride
2002, Virago
in English
Cover of: La donna che rubava i mariti
La donna che rubava i mariti
2001, Baldini & Castoldi
in Italian
Cover of: Netoru onna =
Netoru onna =: The robber bride
2001, Sairyūsha
in Japanese - Shohan.
Cover of: De roofbruid
De roofbruid
2000, Ooievaar
in Dutch
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The robber bride
1999, Seal Books
in English
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Robber Bride
October 1999, Bt Bound
Library binding in English
Cover of: La Voleuse D'Hommes
La Voleuse D'Hommes
December 31, 1998, Livre de Poche
Mass Market Paperback in French
Cover of: Nevesta zbojníčka
Nevesta zbojníčka
1998, Aspekt
in Danish
Cover of: Die Räuberbraut
Die Räuberbraut: Roman
1998, Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag
in German
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Robber Bride
January 1998, Turtleback Books Distributed by Demco Media
in English
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The robber bride
1998, McClelland & Stewart
in English
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The Robber Bride
1998, McClelland & Stewart
Paperback
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The Robber Bride
January 20, 1998, Anchor
in English
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The robber bride
1998, Anchor Books/Doubleday
in English - 1st Anchor Books ed.
Cover of: ha- Kalah ha-shodedet
ha- Kalah ha-shodedet
1997, Kineret
in Hebrew
Cover of: Ryövärimorsian
Ryövärimorsian
1997, Otava
in Finnish
Cover of: Tokuk sinbu
Tokuk sinbu
1997, Munhak Sasangsa
in Korean
Cover of: Röövelpruut
Röövelpruut
1997, Eesti Raamat
in Estonian
Cover of: Die Räuberbraut.
Die Räuberbraut.
June 1, 1996, Fischer (Tb.), Frankfurt
Paperback
Cover of: Røverbruden
Røverbruden
1996, Aschehoug
in Norwegian
Cover of: Zbòjecka narzeczona
Zbòjecka narzeczona
1996, Zysk i S-ka Wydawnictwo
in Polish
Cover of: Die Räuberbraut
Die Räuberbraut: Roman
1996, S. Fischer
in German
Cover of: La novia ladrona
La novia ladrona
1996, Ediciones B
in Spanish - 1.a ed.
Cover of: Hē klephtra kissa
Hē klephtra kissa
1996, Ōkeanida
in Greek
Cover of: Røverbruden
Røverbruden
1996, Lindhart og Ringhof
in Danish
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The robber bride
1995, Bantam Books
in English
Cover of: Rövarbruden
Rövarbruden
1995, Rabén Prisma
in Swedish
Cover of: A impostora
A impostora
1995, Livros do Brasil
in Portuguese
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The robber bride
1995, Bantam
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The robber bride
1994, McClelland-Bantam
in English
Cover of: De roofbruid
De roofbruid
1994, B. Bakker
in Dutch
Cover of: Røverbruden
Røverbruden
1994, Aschehoug
in Norwegian
Cover of: La voleuse d'hommes
La voleuse d'hommes: roman
1994, R. Laffont
in French
Cover of: Rövarbruden
Rövarbruden
1994, Rabén Prisma
in Swedish
Cover of: Die Räuberbraut
Die Räuberbraut: Roman
1994, S. Fischer
in German - 2. Aufl.
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The robber bride
1994, Virago
in English
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The Robber bride
1993, QPD
in English
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The robber bride
1993, Bloomsbury
in English
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The robber bride
1993, Nan A. Talese/Doubleday
in English - 1st trade ed. in the U.S.A.
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The robber bride
1993, Nan A. Talese/Doubleday
in English
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The robber bride
1993, M & S
in English
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