Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin (Random House, 1967)
Having sold over 4 million copies, Rosemary’s Baby was the best-selling horror novel of the 1960s. It was written by Ira Levin, an American author/songwriter, and was his second published novel.
The plot centers on a young couple, Rosemary and Guy Woodhouse that move into an Old Gothic Revival style apartment building in New York City. The couple soon become pregnant
and Rosemary’s life, in particular, begins to unravel as her eccentric neighbors begin to take more and more interest in her and the baby.
In 1968, the novel was adapted into a feature film starring Mia Farrow and written and directed by Roman Polanski. Ruth Gordon who played Minnie Castevet won an Academy award for Best Supporting Actress.
Levin published a sequel to Rosemary’s Baby in 1997, entitled Son of Rosemary.