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CARRIE by  Stephen King - First edition - 1974 - from John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB and Biblio.com

CARRIE

by King, Stephen

Condition: A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. (22226)


Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1974. First edition. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. (22226). Octavo, cloth. The author's first book. The correct first printing with "first edition" on copyright page, printing code "P6" on page 199, and dust jacket priced $5.95. Basis for the well received 1976 Brian de Palma film which made the novel a bestseller in its mass market paperback reprint format and made King a celebrity writer. A remake was broadcast in 2002 as a made for television film. The original film also spawned a sequel "The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999). Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 4-231. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 4-162. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature I, pp. 197-202. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-129.

First published in 1974, Carrie was Stephen King's first published novel.  This dark tale introduces the reader to Carrie White, a social outcast in her highschool, menaced by bullies while at school, and her religious nut of a mother at home.  Carrie gradually discovers that she has telekinetic powers, and woe to her tormentors... Read more: Identifying first editions of CARRIE


  • Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 22226
  • Title: CARRIE
  • Author: King, Stephen
  • Book condition: Used - A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. (22226)
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.
  • Place: Garden City
  • Date published: 1974
  • Keywords: Horror . Film Source
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