Basis of Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes

    Ethel Lina White. The Wheel Spins. New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1936. First U. S. edition. Octavo. [viii], 286, [2, blank] pages. Publisher's full reddish-brown cloth, front board and spine lettered in blue and stamped in red, in the rare dust jacket. Jacket spine toned and chipped, jacket worn with several tears and chips, a few tape repairs to verso, some thumbsoiling to jacket, cloth spine very slightly sunned, a few very light scuff marks to front board, upper edge of text block foxed, text very lightly toned. Skewed. Overall, a very good copy.

    This suspenseful novel was the basis for the 1938 Hitchcock classic, The Lady Vanishes, which was a critical and commercial success. Hitchcock won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Director, the only time in his distinguished career he won an award for directing.

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