The Manchurian Candidate - First Edition 1959
First EditionRichard Condon. The Manchurian Candidate. New York, 1959. First Edition. Octavo. Full blue cloth binding, with white lettering on spine and “12401” stamped in white at the lower right corner of the rear cover. Original dust jacket. In good condition, with some chips and paper loss at fore edges and spine. First Edition. Classic novel about a brainwashed Korean war vet whose been programmed as an assassin. The novel has been adapted twice into a feature film with the same title, in 1962 and again in 2004. The 1962 film is faithful to the book; the 2004 remake updates the action and alters characters. One of those happy cases where the film version and the book achieved almost equal stature, well-deserved in both instances.
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