The Bad Seed

The Bad Seed

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The bestselling novel that inspired Mervyn LeRoy's classic horror film about the little girl who can get away with anything--even murder.

There's something special about eight-year-old Rhoda Penmark. With her carefully plaited hair and her sweet cotton dresses, she's the very picture of old-fashioned innocence. But when their neighborhood suffers a series of terrible accidents, her mother begins to wonder: Why do bad things seem to happen when little Rhoda is around?

Originally published in 1954, William March's final novel was an instant bestseller and National Book Award finalist before it was adapted for the stage and made into a 1956 film. The Bad Seed is an indelible portrait of an evil that wears an innocent face, one which still resonates in popular culture today.

With a new foreword by Anna Holmes .

Vintage Movie Classics spotlights classic films that have stood the test of time, now rediscovered through the publication of the novels on which they were based.


From the Trade Paperback edition.
Publisher: Hopewell, N.J. :, Ecco Press
Copyright Date: ©1997
ISBN: 9781101872666
Characteristics: text file,rda
1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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ashleywalter
Nov 18, 2013

I didn't actually enjoy this book. I found the book jumped everywhere and was a very boring read.

kingsmar100 Jun 14, 2012

this book is good for teen

Gigglez_candyqueen98 Jun 14, 2012

I havent read this book yet but I saw the movie and I cant wait to read the book! Its scary, creepy, and awesome! If you like horror stories, you should read this! Or at least see the movie :P

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