Rosemary Books In Order
- Rosemary’s Baby (1967)
- Son of Rosemary (1997)
- A Kiss before Dying (1953)
- This Perfect Day (1970)
- The Stepford Wives (1972)
- The Boys from Brazil (1976)
- Sliver (1991)
- Nightmares (1981)
- Three by Ira Levin: Rosemary’s Baby; This Perfect Day; The Stepford Wives (1985)
- Interlock (1958)
- Critic’s Choice (1962)
- Dr. Cook’s Garden (1968)
- Veronica’s Room (1974)
- Deathtrap (1978)
- Break a Leg (1981)
- Cantorial (1982)
- General Seeger (1998)
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A masterpiece of spellbinding suspense, where evil wears the most innocent face of all…
Rosemary Woodhouse and her struggling actor husband Guy move into the Bramford, an old New York City apartment building with an ominous reputation and mostly elderly residents. Neighbors Roman and Minnie Castavet soon come nosing around to welcome the Woodhouses to the building, and despite Rosemary’s reservations about their eccentricity and the weird noises that she keeps hearing, her husband takes a special shine to them. Shortly after Guy lands a plum Broadway role, Rosemary becomes pregnant, and the Castavets start taking a special interest in her welfare. As the sickened Rosemary becomes increasingly isolated, she begins to suspect that the Castavets’ circle is not what it seems…
International bestselling author Ira Levin returns to the horror of his 1967 ground breaking novel Rosemary’s Baby with this terrifying sequel set at the dawn of the Millennium! Thirty three years ago, Rosemary gave birth to the Devil’s child while under the control of an evil, satanic cult. Now the year is 1999, and humanity dreads the approaching 21st Century, desperately in search of a savior for this troubled world. In New York City, Rosemary’s son Andy is believed to be that savior. But is he the force of good his followers accept him to be? Or is he his father’s son? Rosemary and Andy will be reunited in a battle of good versus evil which will decide the fate of the world and of humanity…
A Kiss before Dying not only debuted the talent of best selling novelist Ira Levin to rave reviews, it also set a new standard in the art of mystery and suspense. Now a modern classic, as gripping in its tautly plotted action as it is penetrating in its exploration of a criminal mind, it tells the shocking tale of a young man who will stop at nothing not even murder to get where he wants to go. For he has dreams; plans. He also has charm, good looks, sex appeal, intelligence. And he has a problem. Her name is Dorothy; she loves him, and she’s pregnant. The solution may demand desperate measures. But, then, he looks like the kind of guy who could get away with murder. Compellingly, step by determined step, the novel follows this young man in his execution of one plan he had neither dreamed nor foreseen. Nor does he foresee how inexorably he will be enmeshed in the consequences of his own extreme deed.
By the author of Rosemary’s Baby, a horrifying journey into a future only Ira Levin could imagine. Considered one of the great dystopian novels alongside Anthony Burgess’s A Clockwork Orange and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World Ira Levin’s frightening glimpse into the future continues to fascinate readers even forty years after publication. The story is set in a seemingly perfect global society. Uniformity is the defining feature; there is only one language and all ethnic groups have been eugenically merged into one race called The Family. The world is ruled by a central computer called UniComp that has been programmed to keep every single human on the surface of the earth in check. People are continually drugged by means of regular injections so that they can never realize their potential as human beings, but will remain satisfied and cooperative. They are told where to live, when to eat, whom to marry, when to reproduce. even the basic facts of nature are subject to the UniComp’s will men do not grow facial hair, women do not develop breasts, and it only rains at night. With a vision as frightening as any in the history of the science fiction genre, This Perfect Day is one of Ira Levin s most haunting novels. .
The internationally bestselling novel by the author of A Kiss Before Dying, The Boys from Brazil, and Rosemary’s BabyWith an Introduction by Peter StraubFor Joanna, her husband, Walter, and their children, the move to beautiful Stepford seems almost too good to be true. It is. For behind the town’s idyllic facade lies a terrible secret a secret so shattering that no one who encounters it will ever be the same. At once a masterpiece of psychological suspense and a savage commentary on a media driven society that values the pursuit of youth and beauty at all costs, The Stepford Wives is a novel so frightening in its final implications that the title itself has earned a place in the American lexicon.
The classic thriller of Dr. Josef Mengele’s nightmarish plot to restore the Third Reich. Alive and hiding in South America, the fiendish Na*zi Dr. Josef Mengele gathers a group of former colleagues for a horrifying project the creation of the Fourth Reich. Barry Kohler, a young investigative journalist, gets wind of the project and informs famed Na*zi hunter Ezra Lieberman, but before he can relay the evidence, Kohler is killed. Thus Ira Levin opens one of the strangest and most masterful novels of his career. Why has Mengele marked a number of harmless aging men for murder? What is the hidden link that binds them? What interest can they possibly hold for their killers: six former SS men dispatched from South America by the most wanted Na*zi still alive, the notorious Angel of Death ? One man alone must answer these questions and stop the killings Lieberman, himself aging and thought by some to be losing his grip on reality. At the heart of The Boys from Brazil lies a frightening contemporary nightmare, chilling and all too possible.
Kay Norris, a successful single woman of thirty-nine, moves into the posh Carnegie Hill district of Manhattan’s Upper East Side, into an apartment in a slender high rise, a ‘Sliver‘ building. A man watches her. He watches her unpack, watches her make her bed. He owns the building; a shocking secret is concealed within its brick and concrete. Sliver is a novel about ultimate power, and the temptations the use of that power brings. With ice cold precision, Levin, the author of Rosemary’s Baby and The Stepford Wives, creates a mesmerizing story that culminates in a scene of electrifying suspense.
Thriller New Revised Edition Characters: 2 male, 2 female Interior Set This chilling mystery thriller by the author of Rosemary’s Baby explores the thin line between fantasy and reality, madness and murder. Students Susan and Larry find themselves as guests enticed to the Brabissant mansion by it’s dissolute caretakers the lonely Mackeys. Struck by Susan’s strong resemblance to Veronica Brabissant, long dead daughter of the family for whom they work, the older couple gradually induce her to impersonate Veronica briefly to solace the only living Brabissant, her addled sister who believes Veronica alive. Once dressed in Veronica’s clothes, Susan finds herself locked in the role and locked in Veronica’s Room. Or is she Veronica, in 1935, pretending to be an imaginary Susan? ‘Like being trapped in someone else’s nightmare…
jarring and with a surprising climax…
a neat, elegant thriller.’ Village Voice
Deathrap was first presented by Alfred de Liagre, Jr. & Roger L. Stevens at The Music Box theatre in NYC on 2/26/1978. Directed by Robert Moore, William Ritman scenery, Ruth Morley costumes, Marc B. Weiss lighting. Action takes place in Sidney Bruhl’s study in Wesport CT.
A play in 2 parts oiginally starring George C. Scott.