Red Dragon by Thomas Harris

Red Dragon is a novel by Thomas Harris. It was the first novel to feature Harris' iconic character Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a sociopathic, murderous cannibal and ex-forensic psychiatrist; though he played only a small role. It was originally published in 1981, but found a new audience in the early 1990s after the success of its sequel, The Silence of the Lambs. The title refers to the figure from The Great Red Dragon Paintings by William Blake, (though Harris refers to one of these, "The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed with the Sun", he actually describes another, "The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed in Sun"). It was adapted in 1986, as the critically well-received, but with poor box office performance, Michael Mann film, Manhunter, which has since gained cult status. After the success of the sequel The Silence of the Lambs, in which Anthony Hopkins won an Oscar for the Lecter role, Red Dragon was made again as Brett Ratner's Red Dragon with Hopkins again as Lecter.

The 1910th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 110 Best Books: The Perfect Library (The Telegraph)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter Series) Paperback 129429 $3.95 $1.95 2009
"The Silence of the Lambs" and "Red Dragon" Hardcover 486772 $1,636.25 $0.39 1991
Red Dragon: The Shooting Script Paperback 1542567 $16.74 $4.64 2002
Red Dragon: Hannibal Lecter, Book 1 Audible Audiobook 137098 $22.43 2014
Silence of the Lambs / Red Dragon by Thomas Harris (2001-09-03) Hardcover 1093269 $125.58 $7.25
Silence of the Lambs / Red Dragon Hardcover 301770 $97.40 $0.79
El dragón rojo / Red Dragon (Spanish Edition) Paperback 549715 $8.63 $8.29 2019
El dragón rojo / Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 1533299 $13.38 $15.38 2004
Red Dragon Audio CD 1968321 $224.96 $296.62
Red Dragon: The Shooting Script (Newmarket Shooting Script) Hardcover 13371179 $24.26
Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter) Kindle Edition 12573 $6.83 2008
Red Dragon Mass Market Paperback 197661 $0.69 $0.01 1990
Red Dragon Paperback 248368 $4.89 $0.01 1998
Red Dragon Audio CD 338560 $19.99 $3.00 2005
El dragón rojo (Spanish Edition) Kindle Edition 817534 $6.99 2011
Red dragon / by Thomas Harris Hardcover 2344953 $15.15 $1.49 1980
Red Dragon Audio CD 2807810 $4.71 $0.95 2002
Red Dragon Hardcover 94952 $13.69 $1.98 2000