Hard Cover. New York, Toronto, and London: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1959. First Edition. Very Good / Dust Jacket Included.
First edition, first printing. Publisher's coated blue cloth, stamped in white to spine; in the original pictorial dust jacket designed by Bernard Krigstein. Near fine with some wear to the spine ends, former owner signature to front endpaper; in a very good unclipped dust jacket with wear to the extremities, chipping with some loss to the upper spine, and a few small tears, else very good. Overall, a handsome copy. This political thriller centers around Raymond Shaw, a young Korean War veteran who has unknowingly been brainwashed into acting as an assassin for the KGB, controlled by his own mother in her attempts to help overthrow the U.S. government and place her husband at the helm. Only when Marco, a fellow veteran who served in the same unit as Shaw and began to have strange dreams that alerted him to a problem, discovers the situation is the plan eventually thwarted. A popular post-Red Scare novel, The Manchurian Candidate was adapted twice for films of the same name in 1962 and 2004.