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Christine (Uncorrected Proof)

Christine (Uncorrected Proof)

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Christine (Uncorrected Proof)

by King, Stephen

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The Viking Press. New York: The Viking Press, 1983 8vo., printed soft wraps with text and title art in black to upper cover only; pp. [xi], viii-xi, [iii], 3-522, [ii]; very mild browning, creasing, and spotting to covers, extending to the first and last few pages; clearly read, but carefully so, the bulk of the text remaining clean and totally unmarked; the odd corner crease.  Rare US Proof copy of one of King's earlier titles, his 13th novel, published in 1983. With publication date and price to front, marked 'Confidential' and 'Not for distribution to the public'.  Christine is the story of a 1958 Plymouth Fury possessed by malevolent supernatural forces. Due to its language, sexual content, and demonic undertones, it was banned by the American Library Association, and was removed from numerous school libraries. King is no stranger to banned books, with another three of his works also being placed on the list: his first, Carrie (1974), along with Cujo (1981), and The Dead Zone (1979).  A film adaptation of Christine was quickly released, eight months after the book's publication, in December of the same year.   "Christine is eating into his mind, burrowing into his unconscious. Christine, blood-red, fat, and finned.Greedy and big, she is Arnie's obsession, a '58 Plymouth Fury. Broken down but not finished. There is still power in her - a frightening power that leaks like sump oil, staining and corrupting. A malign power that corrodes the mind and turns ownership into Possession." . Very Good. Soft cover. 1st Edition. 1st Printing. 1983.

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Christine is a horror novel by Stephen King, published in 1983. It tells the story of a vintage automobile apparently possessed by supernatural forces. In 1983, the movie version of Christine directed by John Carpenter, and starring Keith Gordon, John Stockwell, Alexandra Paul, and Harry Dean Stanton was released to theaters.

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Title
Christine (Uncorrected Proof)
Author
King, Stephen
Format/Binding
Soft cover
Book Condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity Available
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Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
The Viking Press
Date Published
1983
Weight
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