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By Ira Levin

A sleek vintage, this novel set a brand new ordinary within the paintings of poser and suspense in its exploration of the felony mind.

A Kiss sooner than Dying not just debuted the expertise of best-selling novelist Ira Levin to rave studies and an Edgar Award, it additionally set a brand new commonplace within the artwork of mental suspense. It tells the surprising story of a tender guy who will cease at nothing—not even murder—to get the place he desires to cross. For he has goals; plans. He additionally has attraction, attractiveness, intelligence. And he has an issue. Her identify is Dorothy; she loves him, and she's pregnant. the answer may well call for determined measures. yet, then, he feels like the type of man who may escape with murder.

First released 1953

“The booklet is a succession of really valid surprises, the suspense is admirably sustained, the aspect is thorough and convincing, and the writing is significantly above the extent frequently linked to fictional crime and keenness. A excitement to recommend.”
- the recent Yorker

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ISBN-13: 9781453217498

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Ma nemmeno per questi poveri e poverissimi si può fare qualcosa, la menzogna che si potrebbe è la più diffusa e se ne riempiono la boc­ ca soprattutto i politici. La povertà è inestirpabile e chi pensa di estirparla non ha altra intenzione se non quella di estirpare gli uomini stessi e dunque in realtà anche la natura stessa. Più grandi e più alte sono le offerte che la mia scaltra sorella distribuisce, tanto più grande e più infernale è anche la sua risata in proposito, e chi l’abbia mai sentita in relazione ad una delle sue elargizioni sa come gira il mondo.

In fondo racconta sempre la stessa storia e racconta questa storia sempre uguale non solo a me, ma a tutti quelli che di tanto in tanto vanno a trovarlo. L’uomo ha il vantaggio di sapere fare un ottimo tè e an- CEM EN TO 53 che, sebbene sia già così vecchio, sugli ottantacinque, di non avere l’alito cattivo, perché temo le visite agli uomi­ ni vecchi soprattutto per via dell’alito cattivo. Lui inve­ ce, benché, come già detto, vicino agli ottantacinque, non si lascia andare e ha un aspetto assolutamente piace­ vole.

Esistere da solo in una nebbia del genere è folle! In un clima simile, che appesantisce mille volte tutto e tutti! Era opprimente, come sempre in questa stagione. Picchiai rapidamente sul vetro con l’indice destro, forse per spaventare un uccello là fuori, ma nulla si mosse. Come ho picchiato alla finestra con l’indice, adesso mi picchiai sulla testa e mi lasciai cadere nuovamente in poltrona. , pensavo. Così naturalmente sono diventato inattendibile. Mia so­ rella divulga in tutta Vienna, e proprio là dove la cosa per me ha gli effetti più devastanti, che sono un incapa­ ce.

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