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CARRIE

by King, Stephen

Condition: A fine copy in fine dust jacket. A very sharp copy of this book. Accompanied by a nearly fine copy (neat owner's signature o


Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1974. First edition. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. A very sharp copy of this book. Accompanied by a nearly fine copy (neat owner's signature on first blank and mild dust soiling to front cover) of the advance readers edition, this one with the earliest printing code ("O50") on page 199. The two volumes housed together in a cloth slipcase. (13283). 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. Signed inscription by King dated 24 September 1980 to a mystery book publisher and bookseller on the title page. 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.
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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 #: 13283
  • Title: CARRIE
  • Author: King, Stephen
  • Book condition: Used - A fine copy in fine dust jacket. A very sharp copy of this book. Accompanied by a nearly fine copy (neat owner's signature o
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.
  • Place: Garden City
  • Date published: 1974
  • Keywords: Horror . Signed . Film Source
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