Vertigo

[Sueurs froides]
Year: 
1958
Type: 
Public: 
Publisher: 
Pushkin
Year of publication: 
2015
Pages: 
192
Moral Assessment: 
Type: Literature
Nothing inappropriate.
Some morally inappropriate content.
Contains significant sections contrary to faith or morals.
Contains some lurid passages, or presents a general ideological framework that could confuse those without much Christian formation.
Contains several lurid passages, or presents an ideological framework that is contrary or foreign to Christian values.
Explicitly contradicts Catholic faith or morals, or is directed against the Church and its institutions.
Quality: 
Recomendable: 
Transmits values: 
Sexual content: 
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Ideas that contradict Church teaching: 
The rating of the different categories comes from the opinion of Delibris' collaborators

This book was originally published under the title The Living and the Dead (D'entre les morts), but was renamed with the current title Sueures froides, when Hitchcock bought the rights and masterfully adapted it for the film Vertigo. Like the film, the book is a masterpiece of suspense, which always maintains tension. The protagonist loves a woman who seems to live in the past, tries to save her but sees her die. Some time later, he finds a person who seems to be this woman, but she doesn't recognize him... 

Author: Jorge Gaspar, Portugal, 2019