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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Chicago Review Pr
Publication date May 1, 2015
Pages 137
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781613731260
ISBN-10 1613731264
Dimensions 0.25 by 5.50 by 9 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Original list price $12.95
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Nineteen-year-old Harold Chasen is obsessed with death. He fakes suicides to shock his self-obsessed mother, drives a hearse, and attends funerals of complete strangers. Seventy-nine-year-old Maude Chardin, on the other hand, adores life. She liberates trees from city sidewalks and transplants them to the forest, paints smiles on the faces of church statues, and "borrows" cars to remind their owners that life is fleeting-here today, gone tomorrow! A chance meeting between the two turns into a madcap, whirlwind romance, and Harold learns that life is worth living, and how to play the banjo. Harold and Maude started as Colin Higgins's master's thesis at UCLA Film School. He was working as a pool boy when Paramount purchased the script. The 1971 film, directed by Hal Ashby, bombed. But then this quirky, dark comedy began being shown on college campuses and at midnight-movie theaters, and it gained a loyal cult following. In 1997 it was selected for inclusion on the National Film Registry at the Library of Congress. This novelization was published shortly after the film's release, but has been out of print for more than 30 years. Even fans who have seen the movie dozens of times will find this companion valuable, as it gives fresh elements to watch for and answers many of the film's unresolved questions. Colin Higgins was a screenwriter, director, and producer of films that included Harold and Maude, Silver Streak, 9 to 5, and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. He died in 1988.

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Reprint edition from Chicago Review Pr (May 1, 2015)
9781613731260 | details & prices | 137 pages | 5.50 × 9.00 × 0.25 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $12.95
About: Nineteen-year-old Harold Chasen is obsessed with death.
Reissue edition from Avon Books (September 1, 1983)
9780380003853 | details & prices | List price $3.50
About: Depicts the joyous search for life of eighty-year-old Maude and twenty-year-old Harold

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