Stephen King "Firestarter" Signed First Edition, 4th printing, dj/HC, Fine/NFine

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Stephen King "Firestarter" Signed First Edition, 4th printing, dj/HC, Fine/NFine
"Andy could feel something building up in the air, building up around Charlie like an electric charge. The hair on his arms suddenly began to stir and move, like kelp in an invisible tide. He looked down at her and saw her face, so small, now so strange. It's coming, he thought helplessly. It's coming, oh my God, it really is."

Excellent quality of this highly collectible and rare book. A 27 year old hardcover that is not only a remarkable book, but also a beautiful and original collector grade book worthy of your Stephen King library.

If you are searching for a Signed First Edition of Firestarter, signed and dated only one year after publication (1981), then this is the one. A very clean and sharp collector grade hardcover book, scarce in this condition. Authentic - Original - Vintage King. Early autograph.

Personally hand signed and dated by Stephen King on the FFEP (First Free End Paper).

"For Pat - Best, Stephen King 1/14/81"

The Viking Press, Copyright 1980. Stephen King "Firestarter" Signed First Edition. dj/HC. Signed and inscribed by the author on the FFEP (first free end paper). Signed and inscribed in 1981, only one year after publication. Not price clipped.

All the correct First Edition , First Printing issue points:

  • Copyright page stated "A limited first edition of this book has been published by Phantasia Press."
  • No extra number line to indicate later printing.
  • Dust-jacket showing the original price of $13.95
  • ISBN # 0-670-31541-9

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Additional Book Information

Firestarter is a novel by Stephen King originally published in 1980. It was serialized in Omni magazine prior to being published. The title character of Firestarter is Charlene "Charlie" McGee, a young girl with pyrokinesis, the ability to create fire with the power of her mind, along with other psychic powers.


The experiments performed by the Shop on Charlie's parents are reminiscent of Project MKULTRA, a CIA program to investigate mind control through the administration of dangerous drugs to uninformed subjects. Project MKULTRA was exposed by a Congressional committee in 1975, and King may have purposefully created the parallel.

Film, TV or theatrical adaptations

Firestarter was adapted into a movie in 1984, directed by Mark L. Lester and starring Drew Barrymore as Charlie, David Keith as Andy, and George C. Scott as Rainbird. It also starred Heather Locklear and Martin Sheen. The movie was filmed in and around Lake Lure, North Carolina. A TV movie sequel, Firestarter 2: Rekindled, was made in 2002. It starred Marguerite Moreau as a grown-up Charlie and Malcolm McDowell as Rainbird. Folk music singer-songwriter Julia Ecklar has adapted the novel into the song "Daddy's Little Girl." On the February 3rd, 2007 episode of Saturday Night Live, host Drew Barrymore reprised her role as Charlie McGee, in a fake commercial for "Firestarter Brand Smoked Sausages."

Near Fine. A wonderful bright clean copy. Free of markings, writings, or stampings. Un-clipped dust-jacket free of stains, tears, etc. Square and tight spine as shown. A well-cared for book, protected from any potential damage. The binding is uniform and tight, pages clean, and with no scuffs, marks, dents, bruises, etc. This book stands out as having had excellent care. Protected in brand new Mylar covering. Spine lettering clear and not faded. Mild tanning to some areas of dust jacket with a few marks on the back. Clean boards with no bumped corners.
Phantasia Press 1980
Signed First Edition