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CARRIE by  Stephen King - Signed First Edition - 1974 - from Type Punch Matrix (SKU: 1014)


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by King, Stephen

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Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1974. First edition. Fine in like jacket. Inscribed first printing of King's first book, a spectacular copy. King was living in a trailer working as a high-school English teacher when Doubleday picked up his first novel. While hardcover sales were disappointing, the subsequent paperback edition sold millions in the wake of Brian De Palma's spectacular 1976 film adaptation. The story of an alienated teen girl who develops telekinesis at puberty, King later wrote of the novel, "CARRIE is largely about how women find their own channels of power, and what men fear about women and women's sexuality" (DANSE MACABRE). Exceptionally elusive in this condition. 8.25'' x 5.5''. Original dark red cloth, gilt-lettered spine. Black endpapers, fore-edge machine deckle. Original unclipped ($5.95) photo-collage dust jacket designed by Alex Gotfryd. [8], 199, [1] pages. Inscribed with 1980 date by Stephen King in blue ink on blank before half title.


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...

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Type Punch Matrix US (US)
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King, Stephen
Book condition
Used - Fine in like jacket
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First edition
Doubleday & Company, Inc
Place of Publication
Garden City, New York
Date published
Books to Film,20th century,Post-WWII,Horror & Gothic,American

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First Edition
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