CARRIE. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1974. Octavo, cloth. First edition. The author's first book. The correct first printing with "first edition" on copyright page, printing code "P6" on page 199, and dust jacket priced $5.95. Signed inscription by King dated 24 September 1980 to a mystery book publisher and bookseller on the title page. Basis for a well received 1976 Brian de Palma film which made the novel a bestseller in its mass market paperback reprint format and made King a celebrity writer. In 2002 a made for television film based on the novel was done, this version follows the original closely; the original film also spawned a 1999 sequel, "The Rage: Carrie 2." Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-599. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 4-162. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature I, pp. 197-202. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-129. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. A very sharp copy of this book. Accompanied by a nearly fine copy (neat owner's signature on first blank and mild dust soiling to front cover) of the advance readers edition, this one with the earliest printing code ("O50") on page 199. The two volumes housed together in a cloth slipcase. (#128840).
First edition so stated on copyright page.