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Carrie by Stephen King - First - 1974 - from Fine Book Cellar ABA ILAB PBFA and


by Stephen King

Condition: Very Good/Near Fine

First American edition, first impression (Doubleday, 1974). True first edition with all requisite points present: 'First Edition' on copyright page and 'P6' to gutter of page 199. The author's first novel. Adapted several times to film in 1976, 2002 and 2013 with a new series adaptation recently announced.
Publisher's original maroon cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Some bowing and mottling to boards; discreet 'with compliments of Doubleday & Company' stamp to front paste-down; previous owner name to half-title. The original and unclipped dust jacket is in excellent, near fine condition, with just a hint of rubbing here and there with mild toning and very small area of faint ink marking to verso; small puncture to lower panel fore-edge without loss. A better than very good copy overall.

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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