Paris: Denoël, 1952. First Edition. wrappers. 1st edition (in French). Fine in printed wrappers and near fine dustjacket (narrow strip faded at the bottom). fine. Item #44
The archetype for all modern psychological thrillers that look to manipulate urbanized, vigilante, domestic revenge as a plot device, and the source for Henri Clouzot’s dark and dense suspense film, Les Diaboliques, a consistently acclaimed cinema landmark, with Simone Signoret, Paul Meurisse, Charles Vanel, and Véra Clouzot. The rationale for vengeance insists that karma is too slow.