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ISBN-10: 0451169530

ISBN-13: 9780451169532

Edition: 1978

Authors: Stephen King

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The epic #1 bestseller, and the "book that has everything." (The New York Times)
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Book details

List price: $8.99
Copyright year: 1978
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/7/1991
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1168
Size: 4.25" wide x 7.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Stephen King was born in Portland, Maine, on September 21, 1947. After graduating with a Bachelor's degree in English from the University of Maine at Orono in 1970, he became a teacher. His spare time was spent writing short stories and novels. King's first novel would never have been published if not for his wife. She removed the first few chapters from the garbage after King had thrown them away in frustration. Three months later, he received a $2,500 advance from Doubleday Publishing for the book that went on to sell a modest 13,000 hardcover copies. That book, Carrie, was about a girl with telekinetic powers who is tormented by bullies at school. She uses her power, in turn, to torment…