A Significant Signed First Edition by the World's Most Popular Writer
Stephen King "Carrie". Doubleday 1974. US First Edition, First Printing. "First Edition" as required on copyright page. "P6" Code on last page. Signed by the Author. A dj/HC book with original dust-jacket. Original production run for this book was only 30,000 copies. ISBN #0-385-08695-4. Burgundy cloth.
Hand signed by Stephen King with a personal inscription:
"For John Anthony Miller,
With best wishes,
Signed directly into the book on the cover page. Not on some bookplate that was then affixed into the book. Excellent signature & inscription presentation. Un-clipped dust-jacket showing original price of $5.95. A very rare book, more so signed. For the discerning Stephen King collector, this is a one-of-a-kind collectible!
The author's first published novel, and to this day, one of his most horrifying, about a young girl with telekinetic powers. Basis for the 1976 film of the same name, directed by Brian De Palma, and starring Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie and Amy Irving. The film received two Academy Award nominations, one for Spacek (Best Actress in a Leading Role) and the other for Laurie (Best Actress in a Supporting Role).
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NFine/NFine. Brand new Mylar protective covering. Clean & straight boards. No markings, writings, or stampings. No attached bookplates or signs of any removed. A wonderful bright clean copy. Tight spine without binding separation, slight spine lean. The book is free of ripped, creased, or missing pages. Dust-jacket not price clipped. Minor scuffing about the size of a half dollar on back end page. Minor edge-wear in a couple of spots only. This book stands out as having had excellent care. Great original collectible book!
All the correct [ First Edition - First Printing ] issue points:
* "First Edition" as stated on the copyright page.
* "P6" Code on inner margin of page 199
* $5.95 Price, not clipped
* ISBN #0-385-08695-4
Why read Carrie? Stephen King himself has said that he finds his early work "raw," and Brian De Palma's movie was so successful that we feel like we have read the novel even if we never have. The simple answer is that this is a very scary story, one that works as well--if not better--on the page as on the screen. Carrie White, menaced by bullies at school and her religious nut of a mother at home, gradually discovers that she has telekinetic powers, powers that will eventually be turned on her tormentors.
King has a way of getting under the skin of his readers by creating an utterly believable world that throbs with menace before finally exploding. He builds the tension in this early work by piecing together extracts from newspaper reports, journals, and scientific papers, as well as more traditional first- and third-person narrative in order to reveal what lurks beneath the surface of Chamberlain, Maine.
News item from the Westover (ME) weekly Enterprise, August 19, 1966: "Rain of Stones Reported: It was reliably reported by several persons that a rain of stones fell from a clear blue sky on Carlin Street in the town of Chamberlain on August 17th."
Although the supernatural pyrotechnics are handled with King's customary aplomb, it is the carefully drawn portrait of the little horrors of small towns, high schools, and adolescent sexuality that give this novel its power, and assures its place in the King canon.
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This item includes a custom clam-shell case to protect your investment. This elegant case features a sculpted front cover to match the book's famous dust-jacket cover photo. Finished in gilt stamped Black NubaŽ with Red NubaŽ interior. A very handsome modern case for display and presentation. AS NEW.