Rosemary's Baby (Paperback)

Author: Levin, Ira

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A masterpiece of spellbinding suspense, whereevil wears the most innocent face of all...


Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
Mfg Part# 9781605981109
SKU 212930444
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1605981109
Release Date 4/1/2010
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Ira Levin
Ira Levin is a rare example of an author whose work is almost equally well-known in three separate mediums: theater, fiction, and film. Levin knew at an early age that he wanted to be a writer. He attended Drake University in Iowa for two years, before transferring to New York University and graduating in 1950. In 1953 he was drafted into the Army, where he the work he performed writing training films served to introduce him to the film medium. That same year, his first novel was published as A KISS BEFORE DYING. Throughout this period he wrote plays, his first great success coming in 1960 with CRITIC'S CHOICE, a production starring Henry Fonda. His most well-known play is probably DEATHTRAP, a complex story of double-crosses that was made into a film starring Christopher Reeve and Michael Caine. Other plays by Levin such as NO TIME FOR SERGEANTS and DOCTOR COOK'S GARDEN were also well-received. Most of his novels, including THE STEPFORD WIVES, THE BOYS FROM BRAZIL, and SLIVER, have been adapted for the screen, but the most famous is certainly ROSEMARY'S BABY. Written in 1967, it is an important work in the pantheon of horror fiction as it was largely responsible for introducing modern notions of the Devil into popular fiction. In 1997, Levin wrote a sequel, SON OF ROSEMARY which revisits some of the earlier novel's themes of perception vs. reality. Though he is not very prolific, Levin has earned a firm place in the public's consciousness through his extremely popular and gripping fiction.
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Annotation In 1967, ROSEMARY'S BABY became the first horror novel to hit the bestseller lists. Levin's modern Gothic novel brought the spectre of devil worship out of the Middle Ages, and placed it squarely into the lap of the Love Generation. Newly married Guy and Rosemary Woodhouse move into a beautiful old Manhattan brownstone, where they are met by a group of overly friendly neighbors. During a "welcome to the building" dinner with an elderly couple, Rosemary becomes inexplicably ill, and after a night of horrible dreams, wakes to find that she is pregnant. Feeling that her neighbors are far more interested in her pregnancy than is appropriate, Rosemary is increasingly terrified as they become more and more possessive and invasive. She becomes convinced that they are in league with the Devil, and that both she and her baby are in grave danger. Is it all in her mind, as her husband and doctor seem to think, or is Rosemary about to give birth to Satan's spawn? ROSEMARY'S BABY was made into a successful film, directed by Roman Polanski, that won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress Ruth Gordon
Editors Note Rosemary Woodhouse and her struggling actor husband Guymove into the Bramford, an old New York City apartment buildingwith an ominous reputation and mostly elderly residents. Neighbors Roman and Minnie Castavet soon come nosing around towelcome the Woodhouses to the building, and despite Rosemary'sreservations about their eccentricity and the weird noises that shekeeps hearing, her husband takes a special shine to them.Shortly after Guy lands a plum Broadway role, Rosemary becomes pregnant, and the Castavets start taking a special interestin her welfare. As the sickened Rosemary becomes increasinglyisolated, she begins to suspect that the Castavets' circle is notwhat it seems...
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