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Carrie (Signed First Printing) by Stephen King - Signed First Edition - 1974 - from Grayshelf Books, IOBA, TXBA (SKU: 2483)

Carrie (Signed First Printing)

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Carrie (Signed First Printing)

by Stephen King

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  • fine
  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
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First Edition/first printing with all the prerequisite points for a first printing....intact price of $5.95, first edition stated on copyright page, P6 in gutter on page 199; Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. SIGNED and dated by the author to the 2nd free paper, without inscription. Provenance for the signing from one of the great auction houses laid in. A stunning copy of the debut novel from the undisputed master of horror; very scarce in this condition, particularly signed and dated by SK. This copy is in fine condition, apparently unread and without blemish; housed in a crisp and vibrant near fine dust jacket that shows only light rubbing to the spine ends and corners. An exceptional copy; a cornerstone edition for any King collection! Not remaindered, not price clipped, not ex-library; in a protective Mylar cover and will ship carefully wrapped in a sturdy box.
Carrie is an American horror novel and author Stephen King's first published novel, released on April 5, 1974, with an approximate first print-run of 30,000 copies.[1] It revolves around the eponymous Carrie, a shy high-school girl, who uses her newly discovered telekinetic powers to exact revenge on those who tease her. King has commented that he finds the work to be "raw" and "with a surprising power to hurt and horrify." It is one of the most frequently banned books in United States schools.[2] Much of the book is written in an epistolary structure, through newspaper clippings, magazine articles, letters, and excerpts from books. Several adaptations of Carrie have been released, including a 1976 feature film, a 1988 Broadway musical, a 1999 feature film sequel, a 2002 television movie and a new theatrical adaptation of the novel released in 2013.

Synopsis

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...

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On Dec 27 2021, a reader said:
This book is a short one and a good one. Super quick read with all my favorite King-isms. It's amazing that it's his first. I'd recommend it to anyone for a heartbreaking snow day read -- once you've finished the Shining and Misery, of course.

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Details

book dealer
Grayshelf Books, IOBA, TXBA US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
2483
Title
Carrie (Signed First Printing)
Author
Stephen King
Book condition
second hand - Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Doubleday
Place of Publication
New York, New York, U.s.a.
Date Published
1974
Keywords
First Edition, Hardcover, Horror
Bookseller catalogs
Horror; Books Into Movies;

Terms of Sale

Grayshelf Books, IOBA, TXBA

Bryan H. Young D.V.M.dba Grayshelf Books, 19111 Desert Eagle Dr., Tomball, Tx 77377Email - bhydvm@gmail.comWe accept payment by Paypal, Visa, Mastercard, checks, or money orders.Texas residents please add 8% sales tax.We guarantee all books to be as described.Additional scans of books will be provided upon request.
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Grayshelf Books, IOBA, TXBA

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About Grayshelf Books, IOBA, TXBA

Grayshelf Books is an online collectors library originating out of the love of collecting rare books. We specialize, but are not limited to, modern first editions from the 20th and 21st century. We also maintain inventory of rare works in the Science Fiction and Horror genres. We guarantee all of our books in regards to condition stated on the listings and all books are protected in mylar covers and shipped with the utmost care in sturdy boxes. Thanks for viewing our listings!

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New
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spine
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gutter
The inside margin of a book, connecting the pages to the joints near the binding.
Copyright page
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fine
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price clipped
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rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
First Edition
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crisp
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