FIRST EDITION OF THE DEAD ZONE, INSCRIBED BY STEPHEN KING
KING, Stephen. The Dead Zone. New York: Viking, (1979). Octavo, original half black cloth, original dust jacket. $1600.
First edition of King’s paranormal and political thriller, boldly inscribed by him in the year of publication to noted horror collector Bongo Wolf, "For Bongo—Hope you like this story— Stephen King 9/9/79."
"Steeped in the political consciousness of post-Vietnam America, The Dead Zone is a riff on the old axiom that evil thrives when good men do nothing" (Fantasy and Horror 6-195). Viking officially released this work in August 1979. First edition, first printing: with "First published in 1979 by The Viking Press" and no additional printings on the copyright page. Underwood & Miller 8 a. Anatomy of Wonder II:600. Horror Literature 4-130. Inscribed to Bongo Wolf, noted collector of vampire and horror literature.
Most minor wear to dust jacket edges. An about-fine copy.