Dans l'espoir d'une vie meilleure, Joana emménage avec son mari à Stepford, petite ville américaine aux allures de banlieue idéale. La perfection a cependant un prix. Qui sont ces ménagères, qui tiennent leur intérieur avec une méticulosité effrayante ? Qui sont ces hommes, qui se réunissent en club dans le plus grand secret? Que se trame-t-il à Stepford ?
Sous la gouvernance d'UniOrd, vous ne connaîtrez plus jamais la guerre, la faim, la pauvreté ou la solitude. De votre naissance jusqu'à votre soixante-deuxième anniversaire, date à laquelle il vous faudra faire de la place pour les nouvelles générations, vous ne manquerez de rien. En un mot, vous serez heureux. Uniformément heureux.
Mais Matou, lui, se pose des questions. Trop, peut-être. Un jour, les traitements hormonaux destinés à le maintenir dans l'ignorance béate ne suffisent plus...
Rosemary Woodhouse and her struggling actor-husband, Guy, move into the Bramford, an old New York City apartment building. Neighbours Roman and Minnie Castavet soon come nosing around to welcome them; despite Rosemary's reservations about their eccentricity and the weird noises that she keeps hearing, her husband starts spending time with them.
The women of Stepford are not all that they seem...All the beautiful people live in idyllic Stepford, Connecticut, an affluent, suburban Eden populated with successful, satisfied hubbies and beautiful, dutiful wives. For Joanna Eberhart, newly arrived with her husband and two children, it all seems too good to be true.
Dorothy meets a handsome young man with an eye for her inheritance while she is in her sophomore year. They are to be married and her life will be blissful; but Dorothy is pregnant and her fiancé's plans are ruined, for Dorothy would be disinherited if her father discovered the truth. So the young man provides his bride to be with some pills that will solve the problem. Soon there will be no baby and perhaps no Dorothy either... A Kiss before Dying, Levin's first novel, earned him the 1954 Edgar Award for Best First Novel and is regarded as a modern classic.
Kay Norris, a successful book editor, moves into the affluent Carnegie Hill district of Manhattan, into an apartment in a slender high-rise. A man watches her. He watches her unpack, watches her make her bed. He owns the building: a shocking secret is concealed within the walls.Sliver is a sinuous, erotic thriller that explores the menacing evil behind the glittering facade of Manhattan's skyscrapers; a hypnotic story of obsession and the temptation of ultimate power.
'Marvellously entertaining. A cross between Brave New World and Doctor Who.' Look MagazineConsidered one of the greatest dystopian thrillers ever written, Ira Levin's terrifying glimpse into the future continues to fascinate readers forty years after its
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