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New York: The Viking Press, 1943. "Arthur Rowe, on an aimless afternoon stroll through the streets of [World War II] London, dropped into a charity bazaar, had his fortune told and guessed the weight of a prize cake, and found himself groping his way down the obscure and unmarked corridors of the Ministry of Fear. As it happened, Mr. Rowe had for some time been incapable of being frightened, and the Ministry staff showed bad judgment in admitting him. It was their only diplomatic blunder, but it proved to be fatal." - jacket blurb. Fritz Lang filmed a highly moody version in 1944 with Ray Milland. Octavo, pp. [1-6] [1-2] 3-239 [240-242: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], original black cloth, front panel stamped in light blue, spine panel stamped in light blue and white, top edge stained blue. First U.S. edition. Hubin (1994), p. 349. Pronzini and Muller, 1001 Midnights, pp. 316-17. Small stain to top edge of text block, a near fine copy in very good dust jacket with light wear at head and tail of spine panel and corner tips, small triangular chip (18x10 mm) from tail of spine panel partially affecting the publisher's imprint, and some dust soiling to rear panel. (#76526)
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