Stephen King "Firestarter" Slipcased Signed First Edition, First Printing Association Book, Date Of Publication w/COA

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Stephen King "Firestarter" Slipcased Signed First Edition, First Printing Association Book, Date Of Publication w/COA
Stephen King "Firestarter" Slipcased Signed First Edition, First Printing Association Book, Date Of Publication w/COA
Stephen King "Firestarter" Slipcased Signed First Edition, First Printing Association Book, Date Of Publication w/COA
Stephen King "Firestarter" Slipcased Signed First Edition, First Printing Association Book, Date Of Publication w/COA
Stephen King "Firestarter" Slipcased Signed First Edition, First Printing Association Book, Date Of Publication w/COA
Stephen King "Firestarter" Slipcased Signed First Edition, First Printing Association Book, Date Of Publication w/COA
Stephen King "Firestarter" Slipcased Signed First Edition, First Printing Association Book, Date Of Publication w/COA
Stephen King "Firestarter" Slipcased Signed First Edition, First Printing Association Book, Date Of Publication w/COA
Stephen King "Firestarter" Slipcased Signed First Edition, First Printing Association Book, Date Of Publication w/COA
Stephen King "Firestarter" Slipcased Signed First Edition, First Printing Association Book, Date Of Publication w/COA
Stephen King "Firestarter" Slipcased Signed First Edition, First Printing Association Book, Date Of Publication w/COA
Stephen King "Firestarter" Slipcased Signed First Edition, First Printing Association Book, Date Of Publication w/COA
Stephen King "Firestarter" Slipcased Signed First Edition, First Printing Association Book, Date Of Publication w/COA
Stephen King "Firestarter" Slipcased Signed First Edition, First Printing Association Book, Date Of Publication w/COA
Stephen King "Firestarter" Slipcased Signed First Edition, First Printing Association Book, Date Of Publication w/COA
Stephen King "Firestarter" Slipcased Signed First Edition, First Printing Association Book, Date Of Publication w/COA
Stephen King "Firestarter" Slipcased Signed First Edition, First Printing Association Book, Date Of Publication w/COA
Stephen King "Firestarter" Slipcased Signed First Edition, First Printing Association Book, Date Of Publication w/COA
Stephen King "Firestarter" Slipcased Signed First Edition, First Printing Association Book, Date Of Publication w/COA
Stephen King "Firestarter" Slipcased Signed First Edition, First Printing Association Book, Date Of Publication w/COA
Stephen King "Firestarter" Slipcased Signed First Edition, First Printing Association Book, Date Of Publication w/COA
Stephen King "Firestarter" Slipcased Signed First Edition, First Printing Association Book, Date Of Publication w/COA

"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."

Personally signed by Stephen King with a personal inscription one month before the official publication:

"For Howard and Rosemary, with all best - and thanks for having me on the show. Be well, Stephen King 8/25/80."

 

Authentic - Original - Vintage King.

The Viking Press (September 29, 1980). Stephen King "Firestarter" Signed First Edition. Hardcover book with dust-jacket. Signed by the author with a personal inscription on the FFEP (first free end paper). Signed and dated in 1980, the same year and one month before publication. An original collector's grade hardcover book with original dust-jacket.

Association copy. It is likely that this inscribed book was a "thank you" gift to Howard and Rosemary for having Stephen King on their show. It was signed about a month before the official publication of the novel.

 

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.
  • Original Dust jacket price of $13.95
  • ISBN # 0-670-31541-9.
  • Dust-jacket code: 0980

 

Firestarter

Master storyteller Stephen King presents the classic #1 New York Timesbestseller—now a major motion picture!

Andy McGee and Vicky Tomlinson were once college students looking to make some extra cash, volunteering as test subjects for an experiment orchestrated by the clandestine government organization known as The Shop. But the outcome unlocked exceptional latent psychic talents for the two of them—manifesting in even more terrifying ways when they fell in love and had a child. Their daughter, Charlie, has been gifted with the most extraordinary and uncontrollable power ever seen—pyrokinesis, the ability to create fire with her mind. Now the merciless agents of The Shop are in hot pursuit to apprehend this unexpected genetic anomaly for their own diabolical ends by any means necessary...including violent actions that may well ignite the entire world around them as Charlie retaliates with a fury of her own...

 

Firestarter is a science fiction-horror thriller novel by Stephen King, first published in September 1980. It tells the story of a young girl, Charlie McGee with the ability of pyrokinesis, whose destructive force a ruthless government agency tries to harness for their own purposes. In July and August 1980, two excerpts from the novel were published in Omni. In 1981, Firestarter was nominated as Best Novel for the British Fantasy Award, Locus Poll Award, and Balrog Award. In 1984, it was adapted into a film. A miniseries follow-up to the film, Firestarter: Rekindled, was released in 2002 on the Sci-Fi Channel and a remake from Blumhouse Productions was released on 13 May 2022. The book is dedicated to author Shirley Jackson: "In Memory of Shirley Jackson, who never needed to raise her voice."

 

Inspirations

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."

 

Stephen King

Stephen Edwin King is an American author of contemporary horror, suspense, science fiction and fantasy fiction. His books have sold more than 350 million copies and have been adapted into a number of feature films, television movies and comic books. As of 2011, King has written and published 49 novels, including seven under the pen name Richard Bachman, five non-fiction books, and nine collections of short stories. Many of his stories are set in his home state of Maine.

King has received Bram Stoker Awards, World Fantasy Awards, British Fantasy Society Awards, his novella The Way Station was a Nebula Award novelette nominee, and in 2003, the National Book Foundation awarded him the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He has also received awards for his contribution to literature for his whole career, such as the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement (2004), the Canadian Booksellers Association Lifetime Achievement Award (2007) and the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America (2007).

Hardcover: NEAR FINE+ with a couple of small marks to page edges and a touch of spine lean. Otherwise Fine. Appears unread with a square and tight spine. Sharp corners that are not bumped. No marks, writing or stamps. No attached bookplates or indication of any removed. Spine gilt titles are clear and not faded. A wonderful bright clean copy. The "ks" in "thanks" shows a pen smudge in the upper right corner.

Dust-Jacket: NEAR FINE+ with some light age tanning. Free of any closed or open tears. No edge-wear. The graphics are clear and not faded. No stains. Original price of $13.95 has not been clipped. Archival acid-free Brodart sleeve. Beautiful original unrestored dust-jacket, not common for this title. All photos of actual item.
Publisher:
The Viking Press (1980)
Edition:
Signed First Edition
Binding:
Hardcover with dust-jacket
Author:
Stephen King
Title:
Firestarter