Three by Ira Levin: Rosemary's Baby, This Perfect Day & The Stepford Wives [HARDCOVER OMNIBUS] 1985

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Three by Ira Levin - Rosemary's Baby, This Perfect Day & The Stepford Wives


2nd printing of this hardcover omnibus featuring Ira Levin's three best known horror and sci-fi novels.  

Hardcover with Dust Jacket in very good condition. 

Dust jacket has some a few minor edge tears but is otherwise in great shape.   

Book itself is very nice; minor shelf wear to boards.  Reads beautifully. 

Rosemary's Baby - Rosemary and Guy Woodhouse, an ordinary young couple, settle into a New York City apartment, unaware that the elderly neighbors and their bizarre group of friends have taken a disturbing interest in them. But by the time Rosemary discovers the horrifying truth, it may be far too late!  

This Perfect DayConsidered 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.

The Stepford Wives - For 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.