Stephen King "Christine". 1983. The Viking Press. dj/HC. First Edition. First Printing. "First published in 1983 by the Viking Press" as required on copyright page with no additional number line present. ISBN #0-670-22026-4. Not price clipped. $16.95 present on dust-jacket corner. Dust-jacket code 041 63083.
Boldly signed and inscribed by Stephen King on the FFEP (First Free End Paper) with black ink:
"For Carole Lynn -
Hope you enjoyed this golden oldie,
Stephen King 12/5/1998"
PHOTOS OF ACTUAL ITEM
Christine is a horror novel by Stephen King, published in 1983. It tells the story of an antique automobile apparently possessed by supernatural forces.
In 1983, the movie version of Christine directed by John Carpenter, and starring Keith Gordon, John Stockwell, Alexandra Paul, and Harry Dean Stanton was released to theaters.
In popular culture:
* In The Honking, an episode of the animated series Futurama, Bender is run over by a "Werecar," which strongly resembles Christine. Also, in a separate episode of the animated series Futurama, in a parody of The Wizard of Oz, Fry, dressed as the Scarecrow, attempts to scare off a crow by reading Christine to the bird.
* In a The Simpsons Treehouse of Horrors comic there's a segment called Krustine about a car Krusty gives Homer that turns Homer into a monster.
* An episode of The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy is a direct parody to Christine, in which Billy obtains a possessed tricycle from a child in a magical port-a-potty.
* Christine is seen as the polar opposite to Herbie The Love Bug, often prompting online discussions between fans of the two cars as to who would win in a race... or a fight.
* In an episode of the animated series The Critic, main character Jay Sherman sang a tribute to women on the silver screen, mentioning "Stephen King's Christine."
* In the video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, a fan-made 1958 Plymouth Fury which looks exactly like Christine can be driven. Also, the driver inside is rendered invisible, thus applying the impression that Christine is "demonic" and runs by herself without any driver inside it.
FeaturesHardcover with Dust-jacket in archival sleeve.
About The AuthorStephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author of horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction and fantasy. His books have sold more than 350 million copies, many of which have been adapted into feature films, miniseries, television series, and comic books. King has published 58 novels, including seven under the pen name Richard Bachman, and six non-fiction books. He has written around 200 short stories, most of which have been published in book collections.
- Viking Press 1983
- Signed First Edition, First Printing
- Hard Cover with Dust-jacket
- 9.5" x 6.5" x 1.75"