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Carrie.

by KING, Stephen

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Doubleday, Garden City, New York., 1974. First edition, first issue with all points, including the code ''P6'' printed in the gutter of page 199. Octavo. pp x, 199. His first book.Inscribed by the author on the first blank: ''To Charlie - with best, Stephen King 9/8/79.'' It is believed the recipient was the horror fiction anthologist Charles L. Grant who edited the Shadows series from 1978 to 1991 and one of whose authors was Stephen King.Fine in very near fine dustwrapper.

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.




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