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Synopsis: An unpopular teenage girl whose mother is a religious fanatic is tormented and teased to the breaking point by her more popular schoolmates and uses her hidden telekinetic powers to inflict a terrifying revenge.
Review: Why read Carrie? Stephen King himself has said that he finds his early work "raw," and Brian De Palma's movie was so successful that we feel like we have read the novel even if we never have. The simple answer is that this is a very scary story, one that works as well--if not better--on the page as on the screen. Carrie White, menaced by bullies at school and her religious nut of a mother at home, gradually discovers that she has telekinetic powers, powers that will eventually be turned on her tormentors. King has a way of getting under the skin of his readers by creating an utterly believable world that throbs with menace before finally exploding. He builds the tension in this early work by piecing together extracts from newspaper reports, journals, and scientific papers, as well as more traditional first- and third-person narrative in order to reveal what lurks beneath the surface of Chamberlain, Maine.
News item from the Westover (ME) weekly Enterprise, August 19, 1966: "Rain of Stones Reported: It was reliably reported by several persons that a rain of stones fell from a clear blue sky on Carlin Street in the town of Chamberlain on August 17th."
Although the supernatural pyrotechnics are handled with King's customary aplomb, it is the carefully drawn portrait of the little horrors of small towns, high schools, and adolescent sexuality that give this novel its power, and assures its place in the King canon. --Simon Leake
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Book Description Doubleday, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Earlier Book Club Edition printing with same isbn number. Nice Hardcover. Clean and gently used. Ships fast from Colorado. Expedited/Priority 2-6 days. ~"Buy with Confidence, Satisfaction Guaranteed!. Bookseller Inventory # 47848
Book Description Doubleday, 1990. Book Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 0385086954-2-4
Book Description Doubleday 1990-05-01, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. 1st. 0385086954 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # POTM-0385086954
Book Description Doubleday, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0385086954
Book Description Doubleday, Garden City NY. HC. Book Condition: Fine in Fine Dust jacket. None stated. King's first novel of a teenage girl who gets even with tormentors by using telekinesis. 199pp. Bookseller Inventory # 1161
Book Description Doubleday. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 0385086954. Bookseller Inventory # FV-0227214
Book Description Doubleday, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1974. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Good to Very Good Condition. Minor wear. Binding tight, pages clean. Slightly cocked. Dust Jacket has light wear to edges and corners. Pictures available upon request. Bookseller Inventory # 034132
Book Description Doubleday Publishing, NY, 1974. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Fine first book club edition of authors first book, first thus ed. Identical in format and design as the rare 1st edition. VG, clean mylar protected jacket, some paper loss from price sticker removal on upper right front panel. Free of former owner writing or bookplates, binding is still stiff, appears unread. This is the correct smaller size required for first clubs, later ed's were larger. * (THIS BOOK IS IN OUR POSSESSION. WE SHIP MOST BOOKS SIX DAYS A WEEK AND WILL CONFIRM WITH TRACKING NUMBER FOR DOMESTIC ORDERS OR CUSTOMS NUMBER FOR NON DOMESTIC) *. Bookseller Inventory # 12930
Book Description Doubleday Publishing, NY, 1974. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. First book club edition of authors first book, first thus. Very good, free of former owner writing or bookplates. Front board has a light pressure crease on lower right side, a hint of foxing to endpapers and some foxing to edges. Very good, mylar protected DJ. No major issue just light rub to edges and a little spotting to base of spine. This is the correct smaller size required for first clubs, later ed's are larger. (THIS BOOK IS IN OUR POSSESSION. WE SHIP MOST BOOKS SIX DAYS A WEEK AND WILL CONFIRM WITH TRACKING NUMBER FOR DOMESTIC ORDERS OR CUSTOMS NUMBER FOR NON DOMESTIC). Bookseller Inventory # 7966
Book Description Doubleday, U.S.A., 1974. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Early Edition. 199pgs.Burgundy boards.gilt lettering. As new. No indication of Edition or Book Club. Price-clipped pictorial jacket has light wear, creasing to rear panel. Size: Octavo. Bookseller Inventory # 025423