“Is it as good as Red Dragon and Silence of the Lambs? No . . . this one is better.”—Stephen King, The New York Times Book Review
First Edition Set of "Red Dragon" and "Hannibal", each one personally signed by Thomas Harris directly onto the title page.
RED DRAGON HAS ALSO BEEN INSCRIBED BY RON WALOTSKY, WHO DID THE INTERIOR ARTWORK
Both first editions have been inscribed to the same person.
New York. G.P. Putnam's Sons 1981. Thomas Harris "Red Dragon" Signed First Edition. Hardcover book with dust-jacket. Signed by the author with a gold pen. First Edition without any mention of a later printing. The dust-jacket is not price clipped and still shows $13.95 on the upper right flap. Archival sleeve protection. COA. Letter of Autograph Authenticity. Fine/Fine.
Personally inscribed by Thomas Harris directly onto the title page:
"For Paul Iacono with every good wish, Thomas Harris"
This book has also been inscribed by Ron Walotsky, who did the interior artwork for Red Dragon:
"For Paul Iacono, Best of luck, Ron Walotsky"
Delacorte Press. June 1999. Thomas Harris "Hannibal" Signed First Edition. Hardcover book with dust-jacket. Signed by the author with a gold pen. Fine/Fine without any flaws. Unread book. Full number line as required on the copyright page for a first printing. Archival sleeve protection. The dust-jacket is not price clipped. COA. Letter of Autograph Authenticity.
Personally inscribed by Thomas Harris directly onto the title page:
"For Paul Iacono with best wishes, Thomas Harris"
Hannibal is a novel by American author Thomas Harris, published in 1999. It is the third in his series featuring Dr. Hannibal Lecter and the second to feature FBI Special Agent Clarice Starling. The novel takes place seven years after the events of The Silence of the Lambs and deals with the intended revenge of one of Lecter's victims. It was adapted as a film of the same name in 2001, directed by Ridley Scott. Elements of the novel were incorporated into the second season of the NBC television series Hannibal, while the show's third season adapted the plot of the novel.
Relentless and endlessly terrifying, Hannibal by Thomas Harris is the bestselling sequel to The Silence of the Lambs, and the third novel in the Hannibal series.
Seven years have passed since the events of The Silence of the Lambs. Hannibal Lecter is on the run in Florence, Italy and for three individuals, the final hunt has begun: a multimillionaire who Hannibal left horrifically maimed, a corrupt Italian policeman, and FBI agent Clarice Starling, who once stood before Lecter and has never been the same. All of them, in their separate ways, want to find Dr. Lecter, and all three will get their wish. But will they live long enough to savor the reward?
The publication of Hannibal in 1999 was considered one of the most eagerly anticipated literary events of the decade, with Thomas Harris taking us once again into the mind of his iconic serial killer, crafting a chilling portrait of insidiously evolving evil. Peers and critics alike hailed the novel a tour de force of psychological suspense. Stephen King opined, “Is it as good as Red Dragon and The Silence of the Lambs? No, this one is better. It is, in fact, one of the two most frightening popular novels of our time, the other being The Exorcist.” The Los Angeles Times raved, “Hannibal speaks to the imagination, to the feelings, to the passions, to exalted senses and to debased ones. Harris’s voice will be heard for a while.”
In 2001, Hannibal was adapted into a film directed by Ridley Scott, in which Anthony Hopkins reprised his Oscar-winning performance as Hannibal Lecter.
About the author
William Thomas Harris III (born September 22, 1940) is an American writer, best known for a series of suspense novels about his most famous character, Hannibal Lecter. The majority of his works have been adapted into films and television, the most notable being The Silence of the Lambs, which became only the third film in Academy Awards history to sweep the Oscars in major categories.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
You remember Hannibal Lecter: gentleman, genius, cannibal. Seven years have passed since Dr. Lecter escaped from custody. And for seven years he’s been at large, free to savor the scents, the essences, of an unguarded world.
But intruders have entered Dr. Lecter’s world, piercing his new identity, sensing the evil that surrounds him. For the multimillionaire Hannibal left maimed, for a corrupt Italian policeman, and for FBI agent Clarice Starling, who once stood before Lecter and who has never been the same, the final hunt for Hannibal Lecter has begun. All of them, in their separate ways, want to find Dr. Lecter. And all three will get their wish. But only one will live long enough to savor the reward. . . .
Praise for Hannibal
“Interested in getting the hell scared out of you? Buy this book on a Friday . . . lock all doors and windows. And by Monday , you might just be able to sleep without a night-light.”—Newsday
“Strap yourself in for one heck of a ride. . . . It’ll scare your socks off.”—Denver Post
“A stunner . . . writing in language as bright and precise as a surgeon’s scalpel, Harris has created a world as mysterious as Hannibal’s memory palace and as disturbing as a Goya painting. This is one book you don’t want to read alone at night.”—The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“Relentless . . . endlessly terrifying . . . 486 fast-paced pages, in which every respite is but a prelude to further furious action . . . Hannibal begins with a murderous paroxysm that leaves the reader breathless. . . . Hannibal speaks to the imagination, to the feelings, to the passions, to exalted senses and to debased ones. Harris’s voice will be heard for a while.”—Los Angeles Times
“A pleasurable sense of dread.”—The Wall Street Journal
“Enormously satisfying . . . a smashing good time, turning the pages for thrills, chills, horror and finally, a bracing, deliciously wicked slap in the face . . . perhaps the very best the thriller/horror genre is capable of producing.”—San Diego Union-Tribune
Hailed by critics as “gruesome, graphic, and all too realistic,” Red Dragon by Thomas Harris was first published in 1981 and marked a turning point in the way crime novels were written.
The first novel in Harris’s widely acclaimed Hannibal series, Red Dragon added a sense of realism to the crime novel while injecting it with a heavy dose of horror. Harris took criminology classes to prepare for the novel, while working closely with FBI Behavioral Science agents. His extensive research was poured into creating one of the most iconic villains in history: Hannibal Lecter.
In Red Dragon, former FBI profiler Will Graham comes out of retirement to apprehend a serial killer known as “The Tooth Fairy,” but to do so he must enlist the help of Lecter, a brilliant psychiatrist and cannibalistic serial killer with whom he has a dark past.
Harris writes his villains with a profound complexity. This, combined with his attention to the detail of FBI and police operations, added harrowing realism to his novel, and to the genre itself. The success of Red Dragon would lead to two sequels and a prequel in the Hannibal series. The book has been adapted into two feature films; Manhunter in 1986 and Red Dragon in 2002. This is the first signed limited edition of the novel.
“The best popular novel to be published in America since The Godfather.”—Stephen King
“Red Dragon is an engine designed for one purpose—to make the pulse pound, the heart palpitate, the fear glands secrete.”—The New York Times Book Review
“A gruesome, graphic, gripping thriller...Extraordinarily harrowing.”—The Cleveland Plain Dealer
“Want to faint with fright? Want to have your hair stand on end? Want to read an unforgettable thriller with equal parts of horror and suspense? Harris was obviously only warming up with his best seller Black Sunday.”—New York Daily News
“Irresistible...A shattering thriller...Readers should buckle themselves in for a long night’s read because from the first pages...Harris grabs hold.”—Publishers Weekly
“The scariest book of the season.”—The Washington Post Book World
“Easily the crime novel of the year.”—Newsday
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