Bloch, Robert

Published by Simon and Schuster, New York, 1959
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Title: Psycho

Publisher: Simon and Schuster, New York

Publication Date: 1959

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition


FIRST EDITION of Bloch's masterpiece, the basis for the classic Alfred Hitchcock film. "There was a murder case in a small Wisconsin town near the one where I lived -- I had no details concerning it at the time, but I knew that it involved a middle-aged man who murdered several women. Realizing how much gossip there is in a small town and how neighbors tend to pry into every else's affairs, I wondered just what kind of man, and what circumstances, might be involved in such a crime without anyone suspecting, working from these questions, I came up with the plot of PSYCHO. Years later I learned that I'd come pretty close to the actual situation, as brought out after investigations were completed -- except that the actual murderer was also a cannibal, and even more disturbed than my imaginary character" (Robert Bloch). New York: Simon and Schuster, 1959. Octavo, original half-cloth, original dust jacket. Browning to paper as always (poor paper stock); just a hint of edgewear to beautiful dust jacket. An outstanding copy. $2800. Bookseller Inventory # 37

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