The Bride Wore Black (novel)

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The Bride Wore Black
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First edition cover
Author Cornell Woolrich
Country United States
Language English
Genre Crime novel
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Publication date
1940
Media type Print (Hardback and paperback)

The Bride Wore Black is a 1940 American novel written by Cornell Woolrich. In 1967, it was adapted into a film of the same name by the French director François Truffaut.

The novel opens with a quote from Guy de Maupassant's short story, "Le Horla" (in English as "The Diary of a Madman"): "For to kill is the great law set by nature in the heart of existence! There is nothing more beautiful and honorable than killing!"