Item No: #363551 Carrie [Doubleday Years Gift Edition]. Stephen King.
Carrie [Doubleday Years Gift Edition]

One of 3000 Illustrated Copies

Carrie [Doubleday Years Gift Edition]

Notes: The first book in CD's six-volume series to reprint, in deluxe editions, the first six books King published with Doubleday. This was King's first book, a novel nearly lost to the trash. It also showed his tremendous ambition, even when he was a struggling writer trying to start a family on a teacher's salary. Carrie took the horror novel and turned the genre on its head, by centering the book on a menstruating high school girl. As Tabitha (Mrs. Stephen) King writes in her afterword to this edition, "I've never doubted at least some of the metaphorical use of menses emerged from Steve's experience of my PMS. Carrie's menses represents her essential femaleness, her fecundity, and brings with it enormous threatening power."

This is one of 3000 slipcased copies, with illustrations by Tomislav Tikulin and Glenn Chadbourne. (There were also 750 traycased and 52 lettered copies.)

Edition + Condition: A fine copy in a fine dust jacket and slipcase. In the publisher's shrinkwrap.

Publication: Baltimore, MD: Cemetery Dance, 2014.

ISBN: 9781587674792

Item No: #363551

Price: $350