"Ira Levin is the Swiss watchmaker of the suspense novel" (Stephen King): First Edition of the re-issue of Rosemarys Baby; Inscribed by Ira Levin
Levin, Ira; Introduction by Stephen King.$200.00
Item Number: 3947
New York: The Stephen King Horror Library, 2003.
First edition of the re-issue of this influential horror classic, which helped launch the “horror boom.” Octavo, original boards. Inscribed and dated by Ira Levin in 2006. Fine in in a fine dust jacket.
“One of the most sophisticated and stimulating books in the genre. The most important horror novel of the 1960s and the book that launched the ‘horror boom’ of the 1960s and 1970s” (Barron, Horror Literature). Cherry Wilder stated, "Rosemary's Baby is one of the most perfectly crafted thrillers ever written". Horror scholar Gary Crawford described it as, "a genuine masterpiece." David Pringle called it, "this sly, seductive impeccably-written horror novel ... is an expertly constructed story, a playwright's book, in which every physical detail and line of dialogue counts." It was adapted into the 1968 Roman Polanski film, starring Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes and Ruth Gordon.