Carrie by Stephen King

Carrie is an epistolary horror novel by American author Stephen King. It was his first published novel, released on April 5, 1974, with an approximate first print-run of 30,000 copies. Set primarily in the then-future year of 1979, it revolves around the eponymous Carrie White, an unpopular friendless misfit and bullied high-school girl from an abusive religious household who uses her newly discovered telekinetic powers to exact revenge on those who torment her. During the process, she causes one of the worst local disasters the town has ever had. King has commented that he finds the work to be "raw" and "with a surprising power to hurt and horrify." It is one of the most frequently banned books in United States schools. Much of the book uses newspaper clippings, magazine articles, letters, and excerpts from books to tell how Carrie destroyed the fictional town of Chamberlain, Maine while exacting revenge on her sadistic classmates and her own mother Margaret. Several adaptations of Carrie have been released, including a 1976 feature film, a 1988 Broadway musical as well as a 2012 off-Broadway revival, a 1999 feature film sequel, a 2002 television film, and a 2013 feature film. The book is dedicated to King's wife Tabitha King: "This is for Tabby, who got me into it – and then bailed me out of it."

The 1563rd greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - The New York Public Library's Books of the Century (New York Public Library)

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Carrie (latino) Audible Audiobook 155270 $14.05 2019
Carrie (Movie Tie-in Edition) Paperback 944730 $19.90 $1.68 2013
Carrie -- w/ Dust Jacket Hardcover 1156900 $88.77 $73.00
Carrie Hardcover 253573 $94.81 $43.41 1990
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STEPHEN KING NEW COVER SERIES No. 12 CARRIE - 1 / 500 (Artist Signed, Cover only) Board book 8640951 $29.95 2020
Carrie (Los Jet De Plaza & Janes. Biblioteca De Stephen King. 102, 8) (Spanish Edition) Mass Market Paperback 5135224 $22.75 2001
Carrie Mass Market Paperback 6416495 $6.33 $0.89 1975
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Carrie Paperback 1209841 $25.88 1975
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Carrie Hardcover 1494298 $118.63 $19.07 1974