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The Bad Seed

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ISBN13: 9780060795481
ISBN10: 0060795484
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Now reissued – William March's 1954 classic thriller that's as chilling, intelligent and timely as ever before. This paperback reissue includes a new P.S. section with author interviews, insights, features, suggested reading and more.

What happens to ordinary families into whose midst a child serial killer is born? This is the question at the center of William march's classic thriller. After its initial publication in 1954, the book went on to become a million–copy bestseller, a wildly successful Broadway show, and a Warner Brothers film. The spine–tingling tale of little Rhoda Penmark had a tremendous impact on the thriller genre and generated a whole perdurable crop of creepy kids. Today, The Bad Seed remains a masterpiece of suspense that's as chilling, intelligent, and timely as ever before.

About the Author

William March (1893-1954) was born in Mobile, Alabama, attended Valparaiso University in Indiana, and studied law at the University of Alabama. He served in the Marine Corps during World War I and was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, the Navy Cross, and the Croix de Guerre with Palm. After the war, he took a job with the Waterman Steamship Corporation, and worked there for eighteen years before giving up his position to devote himself to writing. March published three volumes of stories and six novels, including The Bad Seed, his final book.

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Tina Blacksmith, September 22, 2013 (view all comments by Tina Blacksmith)
The Bad See is creepy, not because it is about murder, but because it is about a child that kills people. In today's society, when we watch the news, all we see is murder. It's not as shocking as it probably was when this book was written. The Bad See is a really good read!
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aknrich, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by aknrich)
What a wonderful read this was. You must not look to the end because the ending must be saved for the full impact.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060795481
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
Classics
Author:
March, William
Author:
by William March
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Psychological
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Ecco Pbk
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20050631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.44x5.56x.69 in. .67 lbs.

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Fiction and Poetry » Mystery » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Contemporary Thrillers

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