A Very Collectible UK First Edition of "IT", One of King's Most Popular Novels.
Hodder & Stoughton 1986. Stephen King "IT". First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover with original dust-jacket. Full bound in black cloth. 912 pages. ISBN # 0-340-36477-7. A true First edition, First printing, with all the correct issue points. A collector's grade book and a very original first printing of this title for your Stephen King library. The correct 12.95 price is printed on the lower side of the dust-jacket flap. The spine graphics are clear and not faded. Photos of actual item.
An excellent hardcover book with original Fine dust-jacket, which is quite uncommon for this novel. With a relatively square and tight spine, this edition appears unread. One of the best collectible copies in this condition.
- Design: Howard J. Shaw
- Illustration: Gerald Grace
- Author Photograph: Thomas Hawkins
The correct First Edition - First Printing Issue Points :
- Copyright page stated "First Printed 1986." with no mention of later impression.
- ISBN # 0-340-36477-7
- NOT price clipped, with "12.95 net in UK" price on lower flap of dust-jacket
- NOT a Book Club Edition
- Bound: Full bound in black cloth
- Book Size: 6.25" x 9.5"
They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they were grown-up men and women who had gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness. But none of them could withstand the force that drew them back to Derry, Maine to face the nightmare without an end, and the evil without a name. What was it? Read It and find out...if you dare!
It is a 1986 horror novel by American author Stephen King. It was his 22nd book, and his 17th novel written under his own name. The story follows the experiences of seven children as they are terrorized by an evil entity that exploits the fears of its victims to disguise itself while hunting its prey. "It" primarily appears in the form of Pennywise the Dancing Clown to attract its preferred prey of young children.
The novel is told through narratives alternating between two periods and is largely told in the third-person omniscient mode. It deals with themes that eventually became King staples: the power of memory, childhood trauma and its recurrent echoes in adulthood, the malevolence lurking beneath the idyllic façade of the American small town, and overcoming evil through mutual trust and sacrifice.
King has stated that he first conceived the story in 1978, and began writing it in 1981. He finished writing the book in 1985. He also stated that he originally wanted the title character to be a troll like the one in the children's story "Three Billy Goats Gruff", but who inhabited the local sewer system rather than just the area beneath one bridge. He also wanted the story to interweave the stories of children and the adults they later become.
The novel won the British Fantasy Award in 1987, and received nominations for the Locus and World Fantasy Awards that same year. Publishers Weekly listed It as the best-selling hardcover fiction book in the United States in 1986. It has been adapted into a 1990 two-part miniseries directed by Tommy Lee Wallace, a Hindi 1998 television series directed by Glen Baretto & Ankush Mohla, and into a film duology directed by Andy Muschietti; It was released in September 2017 and It Chapter Two was released in September 2019.
Dust-jacket: Fine. Not price-clipped. It is free of any tears, edge-wear, or creases. The dust-jacket is now protected with a brand new archival acid-free Brodart sleeve. The graphics are clear and not faded. A well-cared for book, protected from any potential damage. This book stands out as having had excellent care. Photos of actual item.
- Hodder & Stoughton (1986)
- UK First Edition / First Printing
- Hardcover with dust jacket
- Stephen King
- Gerald Grace