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Stephen King "Bag of Bones" ARC Proof, Signed First Edition, First Printing, Special Advanced Reader's Copy
Stephen King "Bag of Bones" Signed Proof First Edition, First Printing dj/HC [Fine/Fine]

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Near Fine+. Unread book with square and tight spine. No marks, writings, or stamps. No bookplates attached or indication of any removed. The page edges show very light marks in a couple of locations. Small crease to head of spine. Photos of actual book.

Edition: Scribner 1998
Binding: Softcover wraps
Illustrator: ARC Signed First Edition, First Printing
Dimensions: 9" x 7" x 1"

Product Code: 76-910


Personally signed by Stephen King directly into the book.

Scribner New York. 1998. Stephen King "BAG OF BONES" ARC PROOF. First Edition, First Printing. Special Advance Reader's Copy with the words NOT FOR SALE printed on the bottom of the front cover. Uncorrected proof. A softcover book. Personally inscribed by Stephen King directly onto the First Free End Paper. Contains full number line on copyright page.

Signed by King with the following inscription:

"For Neil Cooherty-
All the best,
Stephen King"


Bag of Bones is partly inspired by Daphne du Maurier's classic Rebecca, but there's more than homage in this novel of horror and romance. Like du Maurier's Manderley, King's scary old place (on the shore of Maine's remote Dark Score Lake) is haunted by the late lady of the manor. There are many gory ghosts afoot, though: men, women, and wailing kids. The hero, a thriller novelist, stirs up hell's plenty of angry shades while investigating his wife's death. It turns out she either had a dark secret herself or was onto some dread scandal lurking in Dark Score Lake. As in King's previous book, Wizard and Glass, the fabric of reality is thin, and nosy narrators are in peril of plunging right out of this world and into a rather hostile other world.
Bag of Bones is a writer-haunted book, too.

The spirits of Herman Melville and Ray Bradbury are deeply felt, and so are the tale's two romances (the hero muses on his marriage and falls for a young single mom with a marvelous, psychic daughter). There is also good-humored satire of the real bestseller book world--the hero complains that "the publicity process is like going to a sushi bar where you're the sushi." In its deep concerns with love, sprawling families, the writer's life, endangered children, and good old-fashioned storytelling, the book resembles a John Irving novel. It is also absolutely classic Stephen King, packed with nifty turns of phrase, irreverent wit, and lurid ghouls who grab you from beneath the bed while you cower under the covers.

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