"People don't get better, they just get smarter. When you get smarter you don't stop pulling the wings off flies, you just think of better reasons for doing it": First Edition of the 40th Anniversary Edition of Stephen King’s First Book Carrie; Signed by Him

  • Carrie.
  • Carrie.


Item Number: 23034

England: PS Publishing, 2014.

First edition of the 40th Anniversary edition of the author’s first book. Octavo, original illustrated glossy boards, original slipcase. Although not called for signed by Stephen King on the title page. Signed by Glenn Chadbourne, James Lovegrove and Kim Newman. Fine in a fine dust jacket. The slipcase is in fine condition. Illustrated by Glenn Chadbourne; Introduction by Glenn Chadbourne and the preface by Kim Newman.

Stephen King has been read by more people than any living author, and more than most dead ones. As Don Heron commented in "The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural," King specializes in "contemporary American scenes, everyday parents and kids and teenagers, vulgarly realistic language - a believable setting awaiting the coming of terror." He has become the most popular horror writer of all time. 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 2013 feature film remake.