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This Perfect Day

Levin, Ira

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ISBN 10: 0394448588 / ISBN 13: 9780394448589
Published by Random House, 1970
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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0394448588 Pages and dust jacket have age-tanning to them. Book has a slant. Several short quarter-inch-long tears along bottom edge of jacket. Price intact. No remainder mark. Not a former library book. Stated, "First Printing" on copyright page. Bookseller Inventory # 023941

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Title: This Perfect Day

Publisher: Random House

Publication Date: 1970

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition.

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Synopsis:

[Read by Kevin T. Collins]

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' 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, and 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.

About the Author:

Ira Levin (1929-2007) was the highly acclaimed and internationally bestselling author of The Boys from Brazil, Rosemary's Baby, Son of Rosemary, The Stepford Wives, This Perfect Day, Sliver, and A Kiss Before Dying (for which he won the Edgar Award). He also wrote Deathtrap, the longest-running thriller in Broadway history. Levin was also the recipient of three Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe Awards.

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