FIRST EDITION OF DEAD ZONE, INSCRIBED BY STEPHEN KING
KING, Stephen. The Dead Zone. New York: Viking, (1979). Octavo, original half black cloth, original dust jacket. $2600.
First edition of King's provocative political thriller, boldly inscribed by him the month after publication: "For S— With best wishes—and have a happy birthday! Stephen King 9/18/79.""
"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). Basis for the 1983 film by director David Cronenberg, starring Christopher Walken. Viking officially released this work in August 1979. First printing, with "First published in 1979 by The Viking Press" and no additional printings on the copyright page. Underwood & Miller 8a. Anatomy of Wonder II:600. Horror Literature 4-130.
An excellent inscribed copy in fine condition.