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CARRIE by  Stephen King - First Edition - 1974 - from Captain Ahab's Rare Books and Biblio.com

CARRIE

by King, Stephen

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Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1974. First Edition. First Printing, with publisher's "P6" code in the lower gutter of p.199. Octavo; full maroon cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; 199pp. Several small, faint brown stains scattered along upper edge of text, and two small soiled spots in lower margins of pp.4-5; Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped, lightly rubbed, with some minute chipping at spine ends and corner tips, a small chip to front flap fold, and a few faint dampstains along joints, flap folds, and lower edge of rear panel; one small (and unnecessary) clear tape mend verso; Very Good, perhaps a bit better. Basis for the classic 1976 Brian De Palma film starring Cissy Spacek and Piper Laurie, as well as a 2013 remake starring Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore.

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: Captain Ahab's Rare Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 1097
  • Title: CARRIE
  • Author: King, Stephen
  • Book condition: Used
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.
  • Place: Garden City
  • Date published: 1974
  • Keywords: NOAMZ


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