Stephen King "The Long Walk" First Edition, First Printing, Softcover (writing as Richard Bachman) [Near Fine]

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Stephen King writing as Richard Bachman.
Signet 1979. "The Long Walk" Stephen King. First Edition. First Printing. Softcover.

First edition, First US printing, with full number line down to '1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 '. "FIRST PRINTING, JULY, 1979". A rare softcover book not commonly found in this great original condition.

Condition: Near Fine. Tight spine with no marks, writing or stamps inside or outside. No bookplates or stickers. Edge-wear and minor creasing as shown, light toning of some page edges. All photos of the actual book. The graphics are clear and not faded.

About the book:
On the first day of May, 100 teenage boys meet for a race known as "The Long Walk". If you break the rules, you get three warnings. If you exceed your limit, what happens is absolutely terrifying...

The Long Walk is a dystopian novel by Stephen King published under the pseudonym Richard Bachman in 1979 as a paperback original. It was collected in 1985 in the hardcover omnibus The Bachman Books, and has seen several reprints since, as both paperback and hardback. Set in a dystopian present, the plot revolves around the contestants of a grueling walking contest, held annually by a totalitarian version of the United States of America. In 2000 the American Library Association listed The Long Walk as one of the 100 best books for teenage readers published between 1966 and 2000. Stephen King has revealed that it is the first novel he ever wrote, begun eight years before Carrie was published in 1974, when he was a freshman at the University of Maine in 1966�67.

Signet 1979
First Edition, First Printing
Near Fine