Inscribed first printing of King's first book, a spectacular copy.
Fine in like jacket.
"I only want to be let to live my own life. I... I don't like yours."
King was living in a trailer working as a high-school English teacher when Doubleday picked up his first novel. While hardcover sales were disappointing, the subsequent paperback edition sold millions in the wake of Brian De Palma's spectacular 1976 film adaptation. The story of an alienated teen girl who develops telekinesis at puberty, King later wrote of the novel, "CARRIE is largely about how women find their own channels of power, and what men fear about women and women's sexuality" (DANSE MACABRE). Exceptionally elusive in this condition.
Read more: T. Magistrate, The Films of Stephen King: From Carrie to Secret Window.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1974. 8.25'' x 5.5''. Original dark red cloth, gilt-lettered spine. Black endpapers, fore-edge machine deckle. Original unclipped ($5.95) photo-collage dust jacket designed by Alex Gotfryd. , 199,  pages. Inscribed with 1980 date by Stephen King in blue ink on blank before half title.
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