A Kiss Before Dying by Ira Levin (MacMillan Readers, Intermediate)

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A Kiss Before Dying by Ira Levin, MacMillan Readers, IntermediateA Note About This Story

Ira Levin was born in New York City on August 27th, 1929. While he was a student at Drake University, then at New York University, he wrote plays for television. After university, Levin spent two years in the U.S. Army, where he wrote scripts for army training films.

After he left the army, Levin began to write theater plays and also short stories. Many of his stories were published in well-known magazines.

A Kiss Before Dying was Ira Levin’s first novel. It was published in 1954 and it made him famous. The book won the Edgar Allen Poe Award. Since then, Levin has continued to write crime and horror stories.

Two films have been made of A Kiss Before Dying (in 1956 and 1997), and several of Levin’s other stories have been made into famous films too. These include Rosemary’s Baby, The Stepford Wives, The Boys from Brazil and Sliver.

Some of the characters in this story are university students. Most students at American universities study for four years. Stoddard University, in this story, is a very big college. There are many different buildings on its large area of land, or campus. Some of the buildings contain lecture rooms, where the students are taught by lecturers. Some buildings are laboratories, where the science students do experiments. Some of the students live on the campus. These students have rooms in dormitories. The most important teachers in the university are called professors.

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