Compulsion, 1990, Levin, Reprint, The Franklin Press, C-VG-hc


Levin, Meyer. [1956]. 1990.  Compulsion.  (Franklin Mystery).  Reprint.  Frontispiece by Jarmila Maranova.  Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library, 1990.  Printed in the United States of America.  474p.  6.40×1.50×9.40.  Green full-leather binding with gilt decorations, spine titles, and page edges; green satin ribbon bookmark.  Collectible hardcover book in VERY GOOD condition.  Clean, unmarked pages.  Slight wear to case exterior, including a shallow split to the leather covering the crown joint.  Bright gilt on cover and spine, but wear to gilt edges, with scratches, especially on fore-edge where part of the gilt has been scratched off completely.

A classic historical novel based on the famous Loeb-Leopold case.  In 1924 two wealthy, academically gifted young men carefully planned what was supposed to be the perfect murder of a teenaged boy from their social set.  Levin explores the power dynamics he observed between the boys, who were rumored to be gay, without being lurid or sensationalistic.
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