"YOU'RE DEAD, GEORGE. YOU JUST DON'T HAVE THE SENSE TO LIE DOWN."
KING, Stephen. The Dark Half. New York: Viking, (1989). Octavo, original half black cloth, original dust jacket. $1350.
First American edition, issued only days after the English edition, of King's "wonderfully frightening" novel, inscribed on the title page by him: "For K—- M—- Best wishes, Stephen King 10/31/89."
Stephen King's "Dark Half is a parable in chiller form of the popular writer's relation to his creative genius, the vampire within him, the part of him that only awakes to raise Cain when he writes" (New York Times). King's story of a writer haunted by his own pseudonym is "wondrously frightening… among the best of his voluminous work" (Publisher's Weekly). Adapted to the screen in 1993 by director George Romero. First American edition: issued almost immediately after the English edition.