Paris: Denoël, 1952. First Edition. wrappers. fine. 1st edition (in French). Fine in printed wrappers and near fine dustjacket (narrow strip faded at the bottom). The archetype for all modern psychological thrillers that look to manipulate urbanized, vigilante, domestic revenge as a plot device, and the source for Henri Clouzot's dark and dense suspense film, Les Diaboliques, a consistently acclaimed cinema landmark, with Simone Signoret, Paul Meurisse, Charles Vanel, and Véra Clouzot. The rationale for vengeance insists that karma is too slow. (Inventory #: 44)
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