|The Life and Loves of a She-Devil|
|Publisher||Hodder & Stoughton|
|Media type||Print (Hardback & Paperback)|
The Life and Loves of a She-Devil is a 1983 novel by British feminist author Fay Weldon about a plain woman who, when she finds out she is being betrayed by her husband, goes to great lengths to take revenge on him and his lover, romantic novelist Mary Fisher. The book, Weldon insists, is about envy, rather than revenge.
The novel was filmed twice: in 1986 as an award-winning BBC television serial, starring Patricia Hodge as Mary Fisher, Dennis Waterman as Bobbo and Julie T. Wallace as the she-devil, and, less faithfully, by Hollywood in 1989 as She-Devil, starring Roseanne Barr as the "she-devil" and Meryl Streep as her adversary, Mary Fisher.
|1986 mini-series||1989 movie|
|length||4 x 60 mins.||100 mins.|
|screenplay by||Ted Ballantine||Barry Strugatz|
|directed by||Philip Saville||Susan Seidelman|
|Ruth Patchett||Julie T. Wallace||Roseanne Barr|
|Bobbo / Bob||Dennis Waterman||Ed Begley, Jr.|
|Mary Fisher||Patricia Hodge||Meryl Streep|
|Nicola / Nicolette||Caroline Butler||Elisebeth Peters|
|Andy / Andrew||Christopher Mossford||Bryan Larkin|
Paperback editions of the novel were issued in 1993 by Ballantine Books, New York ( ISBN 0-345-32375-0 ) and by Sceptre, London ( ISBN 0-340-58935-3 ).
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