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The Living and the Dead

(1956)
(Vertigo)
A novel by

 
The story could have happened to any of us, but it happened to a man named Flavieres. His days as a detective were over, and everyone knew he had his reasons. But when an old friend appeared out of nowhere with concerns about his withdrawn and mysterious wife, Flavieres didn't have the heart to refuse. And soon he would be scouring the streets of Paris in search of an answer - in search of a girl who belonged to no one, not even to herself. Soon intrigue would be replaced by obsession, and dreams replaced by nightmares.
This is the story of a desperate man. A man who ended up compromising his own morality beyond all measure, while World War Two raged outside his front door. A man tormented - and destroyed - by a dark, terrible secret.

This sinister, mindbending roman noir was turned into a 1958 Hollywood classic, starring James Stewart and Kim Novak, directed by the great Alfred Hitchcock.

 
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Hardback Editions

June 2011 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Vertigo Originally Published as The Living and The Dead
Author(s): Pierre Boileau, Thomas Narcejac
ISBN: 0-8488-3324-4 / 978-0-8488-3324-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Amereon Ltd
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Paperback Editions

September 2015 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Vertigo (Pushkin Vertigo Crime) (B-Format Paperback)
Author(s): Pierre Boileau, Thomas Narcejac
ISBN: 1-78227-080-9 / 978-1-78227-080-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pushkin Vertigo
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May 1997 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Vertigo (NFT/BFI Film Classics)
Author(s): Pierre Boileau, Thomas Narcejac
ISBN: 0-7475-3187-0 / 978-0-7475-3187-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

September 2015 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Vertigo (Pushkin Vertigo)
Author(s): Boileau-Narcejac
Publisher: Pushkin Vertigo
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2015 : Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Vertigo (Pushkin Vertigo)
Author(s): Pierre Boileau, Thomas Narcejac
Publisher: Pushkin Vertigo
Availability: Amazon CA   


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