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Carrie by Stephen King
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Carrie by Stephen King - First edition points of issue.

Year Published: 1974

ISBN: 3404131215

Publisher: Doubleday

Pages: 199

Price: $5.95

Total first printing published: Unknown

Copyright page: First edition is stated “First Edition”

First Edition Total Publication: Estimated to be 30,000

First Edition Points of Issue: P6 printed on the last page of text in the gutter on the left side of page 199.

Size: 5.75" x 8.5"

Bound: Full bound in maroon cloth

Dedication: This is for Tabby, who got me into it - and then bailed me out of it.

Description: Stephen King's first published novel.

This is a story of a teenage girl, Carrie, with telekinetic abilities in the New England town of Chamberlain in 1979. Carrie White is a shy unpopular girl raised by an eccentric fanatical religious mother. Teased and treated horribly by her classmates at her senior prom Carrie uses her supernatural powers with frightening and devastating results for her classmates. Carrie uses here telekinetic powers to exact revenge not only upon her classmates and school but the small pays a heavy toll as well.

When Carrie’s horrific work is done in Chamberlain she goes to battle with her religiously fanatical mother with dire consequences.

This is King's first published book and rocketed him to stardom. Receiving what was then a huge $2,500 advance for this book, the paperback rights were sold for a reported $400,000, King received half of this payment.

The book was made into a movie in 1976, produced and directed by Brian De Palma and the script adaptation from the book written by Lawrence D. Cohen.

Sissy Spacek - Carrie White
Piper Laurie - Margaret White
Amy Irving - Sue Snell
William Katt - Tommy Ross
Betty Buckley - Miss Collins
Nancy Allen - Chris Hargensen
John Travolta - Billy Nolan
P.J. Soles - Norma Watson
Priscilla Pointer - Mrs. Snell
Sydney Lassick - Mr. Fromm
Stefan Gierasch - Mr. Morton
Michael Talbott - Freddy
Doug Cox - The Beak
Harry Gold - George
Noelle North - Freida
Cindy Daly - Cora
Deirdre Berthrong - Rhonda
Anson Downes - Ernest
Rory Stevens - Kenny
Edie McClurg - Helen
Cameron De Palma - Boy on Bicycle


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