FIRST EDITION OF DOLORES CLAIBORNE, INSCRIBED BY STEPHEN KING
KING, Stephen. Dolores Claiborne. (New York): Viking, (1993). Octavo, original half black cloth, original dust jacket. $1350.
First edition of King's critically praised novel, inscribed by him, "For P—- W—- with good wishes from Brother Bob… and me… Stephen King, 12/15/92."
Dolores Claiborne, King's haunting story of woman accused of murder, won immediate praise as "powerful… startlingly good" (Time). "King's compassionate observation of a mother who destroys her family to protect her children proves that he can do more than simply frighten readers" (New York Times). King dedicated the novel to his mother, Ruth Pillsbury King, who cared for his "invalid maternal grandmother… for many years, enduring her many demands and abusive tongue" (Complete Guide to Stephen King, 225). Basis for the acclaimed 1995 film by director Taylor Hackford, starring Kathy Bates and Jennifer Jason Leigh. Copyright page with "First published in 1993 by Viking Penguin": Viking reportedly released the book in November 1992. Brooks A48.
A fine copy.