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The Manchurian Candidate

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Richard Condon

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ISBN: 1874061084
Price: 9.99
Casing: Paperback
Format: B (198 x 129mm)
Extent: 320pp
Rights: UK & Commonwealth excl. Canada, Australia & New Zealand
Pub. Date: June 1993

ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Richard Condon didn't take up writing fiction until he was in his forties. Previously he worked in the movie business for more than 20 years, as a press agent for Walt Disney Productions and putting in time at nearly all the major studios. In addition to The Manchurian Candidate, a work that many feel disturbingly presaged the assassination of both President Kennedy and his brother Robert, he also wrote many thrillers, including Prizzi's Honour.


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ABOUT THE BOOK

Everyone knows John Frankenheimer's controversial 1962 film starring Frank Sinatra, Janet Leigh, and Angela Lansbury, even though it was taken out of circulation for twenty-five years after JFK's assassination and everyone will see Jonathan Demme's 2004 remake starring Denzel Washington and produced by Scott Rudin (The Hours), but these days too few have read the best-selling novel on which the movie was based.

Originally published in 1959, The Manchurian Candidate is a terrifying political thriller featuring Sergeant Raymond Shaw, ex-prisoner of war, Medal of Honor winner, American hero . . . and brainwashed political assassin. Writing in 2002, Greil Marcus called the novel "An unusual kind of success... It was simultaneously a best-seller and a cult book, casual reading for the public and the subject of hushed conversations among sophisticates: could this really happen?... The story would lodge in the nations psyche and stay there."


CRITICAL ACCLAIM

"...An exciting, brilliantly told story ... crammed with suspense, humor, horror, satire, sex and intrigue..." - Chicago Tribune

"...Original ... A breathlessly up-to-date thriller..." - The New York Times

"...Apocalyptic..." - Time Magazine

"...Brilliant..." - The New Yorker

"...Original..." - New York Times

"...Shocking..." - San Francisco Chronicle




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