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Carrie by  Stephen King - 1st Edition  - 1974 - from Third Season Books (SKU: 000299)


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by King, Stephen

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  • hardcover
  • First
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Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, 1974. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. First printing of Stephen King's first book. First Edition stated on copyright page, with P6 code printed in the gutter of p. 199 of the text. A bright and square copy in maroon cloth that has a few minor spots of rubbing/soil remnants, perhaps as if the book was handled a bit outside of the jacket. The book seems too tight to have been read. Gilt titling is bright with a few small rubbed imperfections in "Carrie". Light rubbing to cloth at bottom of boards, but not nearly worn through. Rear paste-down has a small, 5mm defect at the corner, where it is torn but still pasted down. Original, price-clipped dust jacket is bright with some edgewear, crinkling at lower front flap fold, with a piece of scotch tape also having been applied to the inside of a 1cm closed tear at the lower flap fold. Small closed tear to rear lower flap fold, and general edgewear and softening with minor loss to paper at corners. A whitening crease line runs up the front flap fold. Some light apparent sunning to spine and a few other spots and imperfections to the jacket panels, with toning inside it. Presents nicely overall, and now in new mylar dust jacket protector.


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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On Dec 27 2021, a reader said:
This book is a short one and a good one. Super quick read with all my favorite King-isms. It's amazing that it's his first. I'd recommend it to anyone for a heartbreaking snow day read -- once you've finished the Shining and Misery, of course.

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Third Season Books US (US)
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King, Stephen
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Very Good
1st Edition
Doubleday & Company
Place of Publication
Garden City, New York
Date Published

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We are a longtime internet bookseller in California with diverse interests but focusing on philosophy, eastern religion, science fiction, fantasy, nature writing, poetry, and modern literature. We are looking to buy collections.


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