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Synopsis: Norman Bates (and his mother) run the Bates Motel by an isolated road side. Norman has a particular interest in taxidermy. Alfred Hitchcock directed the Hollywood film, starring Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh.
About the Author:
Robert Bloch is the author of the classic horror novel, Psycho, which served as the basis for Alfred Hitchcock's thrilling film of the same name. At the urging of H. P. Lovecraft, Bloch began writing short fiction in the 1930s; his first short novel, The Scarf, was published in 1947. In 1959, the year Psycho was published, Bloch won the Hugo Award for a short story and began to write for television and film, starting with "Alfred Hitchcock Presents"-a job he earned before the film version of Psycho had completed shooting!
Bloch also worked on "Thriller," a TV series hosted by Boris Karloff, twice collaborated with famed filmmaker William Castle, and wrote three episodes of the original "Star Trek" television series. In addition to this work, Bloch continued to write chilling and perceptive short stories and novels, including Firebug, American Gothic, Psycho II, and The Night of the Ripper.
Bloch's "unauthorized" autobiography, Once Around the Bloch, was his last major work. Robert Bloch died in 1994 after a long bout with cancer.
Publisher: AWARD BOOKS
Publication Date: 1975
Book Condition: very good
Book Description Robert Hale Ltd, London, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Reprint. First published in the UK in 1960, this is a reprint edition, published to coincide with the digital re-mastering of Hitchcock's classic film in 1983. Some slight edge wear to top and bottom of jacket and spine, some slight yellowing to largely white jacket with photo of Janet Leigh's blood stained legs sticking out of the shower, not price clipped (£6.25), no inscriptions, internally clean tight and square, overall a vg++ copy for its age, looks hardly read. 185pp. Robert Bloch (1917-94), is the author of many novels and hundreds of short stories, many of which are now considered among the masterpieces of modern mystery and horror. 'Psycho', his best known novel, was made into Hitchcock's unforgettable film, and his scenarios include classic episodes of the still popular 'Alfred Hitchcock's Presents' television series. He was a past president of the Mystery Writers of America. Bookseller Inventory # 003501
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR002029467
Book Description AWARD BOOKS, 1975. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110709150652
Book Description AWARD BOOKS. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory # 2633359289