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HIGHSMITH, Patricia
Strangers on a Train
New York; Harper and Brothers 1950., 1950. Thriller. FIRST EDITION. Author's debut novel. Publisher's hardcovers in the striking pictorial dust wrapper by Irv Doktor. Book is fine, but for a touch of glue browning though paper at joint. Wrapper is particularly clean with a couple of tiny nicks and a hint of the inevitable fading to purple spine, but still better than most. Overall and near fine, unsophisticated copy of a key thriller. An important suspense title; a landmark psychological thriller concerning 'swapped' identities which was famously filmed by Alfred Hitchcock; from the moment that he constructs a perfect alibi, Guy Haines is trapped in a nightmare of shared guilt and an insidious merging of his personality with that of his conspirator.
Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books
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