Stephen king thinner first edition, first printing. The first edition of the novel was published in november 19th 1984, and was written by richard bachman. Weve been fortunate enough to come into possession of some mintand, yes, i do mean mint. Stephen king rage first edition, first printing writing at. First edition of the final work to be published under kings richard bachman pseudonym, inscribed, richard bachman stephen king 4485. In 1996, bachmans the regulators came out, with the publishers claiming the books manuscript was found among bachmans leftover papers by his widow. Thinner book club edition hardcover 1984 by richard bachman stephen king author 4.
During the years 19661973, stephen king was actually two men. Thinner by richard bachman meet your next favorite book. This is the first edition of the novel whose release revealed the news that the mysterious richard bachman was none other than stephen king. Stephen king is the author of more than sixty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. First edition copies will say first printing, november 1984 and have the line 123456789 on the page. It was the last novel king released under the richard bachman pseudonym. These 25 booksthere were 26 but one of em didnt get past the king section in ps towers labyrinthine shelving complexwere unearthed in bangor me. Laid into this copy is a sony theatres napkin inscribed by king to a fan. I live in the uk and i bought the entire richard bachman collection bar thinner which i managed to buy seperately from the same place from ebay. But with the bachman books i feel like king has gone some way to finally reeling me in with what is undeniably a very enjoyable collection of dystopian fiction, which lies somewhere between george orwell and richard matheson. All were published as paperback originals in both the us and the uk. Billy halleck, an arrogant, obese lawyer in connecticut, has recently fought an agonizing court case in which he was charged with vehicular manslaughter.
The main characters of this horror, fiction story are. Thinner by richard bachman, first edition, signed abebooks. Here is a great spooky book from the king of horror stephen king. The pseudonym king originally selected gus pillsbury is kings maternal grandfathers name, but at the last moment due to the pseudonym being outed king changed it to richard bachman. Thinner by bachman richard king stephen, first edition. Under the richard bachman pen name, king has managed to paint a bleak but realistic world unlike the supernatural landscape of salems lot and the stand. The initial hardcover release of thinner included a. Thinner by richard bachman stephen king first edition hardcover book first edition, first printing, mint, newunread in a flawless dust jacket in archival acetate cover. I had previously owned a copy of this, but it was the book club edition so it was a little small compared to desperation, making the general cover together, look a little weird. Thinner signed signet code ae3796 by king, stephen richard bachman and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. The long walk in particular was a great read, hard to put down and extremely thought provoking.
The main characters of this horror, fiction story are charlie decker, carol granger. Billy feels the touch of a withered hand on his cheek. Thinner is a 1984 american novel by stephen king originally published by nal under kings pseudonym richard bachman. Unfollow rage richard bachman to stop getting updates on your ebay feed. Thinner by richard bachman, first edition abebooks. Thinner is the story of a man who, whilst driving and receiving a hand job from his wife, accidentally runs over a gypsy. But and its a big but this publication is firmly unnatural. And before halleck can jerk away, the old gypsy reaches out and caresses his cheek with one twisted finger. The bachman book thinner 1984 sold 28,000 copies during its initial runand then ten times as many when it was revealed that bachman was, in fact, king. Book recommendations for people who like thinner by richard bachman, stephen king. At the time of the announcement in 1985, king was working on misery, which he had planned to release as a bachman book.
Stephen king thinner first edition, first printing writing. Thinner the word, the old mans curse, had lodged in billys mind like a fattening worm, eating at his flesh, at his reason. Blaze french edition by stephen king, richard bachman. Trim size is given because book club editions are often smaller than trade editions. Stephen king was awarded the 2003 national book foundation medal for distinguished contribution to american letters, and was voted grand master at the 2007 edgar. Billy felt the touch of a withered hand on his cheek. This omnibus also collected these early novels in hardcover for the first time, as they were all originally published in paperback. There will be no future printings of this book at stephens request due to the sensitive nature of the material found. The bachman books is a collection of short novels by stephen king published under the pseudonym richard bachman between 1977 and 1982. Stephen king signed rage book richard bachman first edition 1977 paperback wcoa. Thinnerbook club edition hardcover 1984 by richard bachmanstephen king author 4. Richard bachman under the pseudonym of richard bachman, world bestseller stephen king published five books, including the running man, thinner, the regulators and the bachman books.
This is an early book club edition that is the same size as the original hardcover, not the cheesy book club edition that is about half the size of the original. Make offer richard bachman thinner 1st edition 4th printing. Stephen king books in chronological order stephen king revisited. Thinner the old gypsy man barely whispers the word. The first edition of the novel was published in september 6th 1977, and was written by richard bachman. The book was published in multiple languages including english, consists of 1 pages and is available in paperback format. It made the new york times best seller list upon its release in 1985.
Thinner by richard bachman stephen king 1984, hardcover 1st edition nal. The first hardcover bachman book, and basis for the 1996 tom holland film in which king has a cameo. Thinner by stephen king as richard bachman reading guidebook. The edges of the covers are gently bumped and rubbed. This was the first bachman book to be printed as a hardback. Stephen king thinner writing as richard bachman paperback vintage collectible book horror first edition signet printing 1985 thriller fiction halloween spooky scary reading fantasy. Get free weekly updates on top club picks, book giveaways, author events and. Thinner, nal, 1984, first edition second printing, fine in like dustwrapper with the most uncommon publishers wraparound band stating stephen king writing as richard bachman laid in.
This is a vintage from 1994 stephen king as richard bachman hardcover book the regulators. Thinner was the last of five novels king published under the pseudonym richard bachman. About the book billy halleck commits vehicular homicide when his lack of attention to driving results in the death of an old lady on the street. Pdf thinner book by richard bachman free download 320.
This copy has several smallish light stains to the fore edge of the text block else fine. Free download or read online thinner pdf epub book. These links will take you directly to search results for 1st edition copies copies for sale on the respective sites. Is there any place online where i could read this book. It is a paperback book first edition signet printing 1985. Billy halleck, 38, is a fat fairview lawyer whose wife. Nov 19, 1984 thinner is a 1984 novel by stephen king, published under his pseudonym richard bachman. It was also the first bachman novel to appear in hardcover. This is the whole story of how stephen kings richard bachman came to life, and when king finally had to give up the ghost and come forth with the truth that he was writing under the pseudonym of richard bachman. This of course came about when the fifth novel, thinner, was released and a reader discovered kings.
The bachman books were a way for stephen king to write a different style under a psuedonym. Thinner 1984 first edition hardcover by richard bachman. Hardcover book with matching custom designed slipcase. The book is quarter bound in black cloth with black boards. Thinner by stephen king as richard bachman reading guide. The story centers on lawyer billy halleck, who kills a crossing gypsy in a road accident and escapes legal punishment because of his connections. Billy halleck, an arrogant and morbidly obese lawyer in connecticut, has recently fought an agonizing court case in which he was charged with vehicular manslaughter. Thinner book club edition hardcover 1984 by richard bachmanstephen king author 4.
Thinner by richard bachman 1984, hardcover for sale. Thinner, the old gypsy man with the rotting nose whispers to william halleck as halleck and his wife, heidi, come out of the courthouse. Thinner richard bachman thinner richard bachman as recognized, adventure as capably as experience virtually lesson, amusement, as with ease as accord can be gotten by just checking out a books thinner richard bachman after that it is not directly done, you could admit even more re this life, roughly speaking the world. Richard bachman is the pseudonym of stephen king if you didnt already. Find great deals on ebay for rage richard bachman and the bachman books. Thinner richard bachman 1984 bce book club gutter code p026 stephen king. Stephen king rage first edition, first printing writing. Stephen king thinner audiobook page 7 stephen king. It was the last novel king released under the richard bachman pseudonym until the release of the regulators in 1996, and the last released prior to bachman being outed as being stephen kings pseudonym. Buy thinner by richard bachman online at alibris uk.
Omnibus collection of four early bachman novels rage, the long walk, roadwork, the running man and the essay why i was bachman notes. Bachman died of pseudonym cancer in 1985, shortly after another of his novels. The bachman books is a collection of short novels by stephen king published under the pseudonym richard. However, the gypsys father places a curse on halleck, which causes him to lose. Rage by richard bachman stephen king first edition points of issue. Thinner, stephen king thinner is a 1984 novel by stephen king, published under his pseudonym richard bachman. Thinner the old gypsy man barely whispered the word. Richard bachman stephen king biography and bibliography. I would be more than willing to buy it but it is extremely expensive and i just cannot afford what people are selling it for. More information about this seller contact this seller 7. He then gets away with it, thanks to his connection and vague friendship with the judge, and also the fact the woman was a gypsy, meaning she was nobody important to the townsfolk. His recent work includes the institute, elevation, the outsider, sleeping beauties cowritten with his son owen king, and the bill hodges trilogy. Thinner first edition signed stephen king bauman rare.
The only bachman books published under that name were rage now outofprint at kings request, roadwork, the long walk, and the running man. Thinner by richard bachman king, stephen first edition book. Stephen king wrote and sold horror stories to magazines such as cavalier and adam, while richard bachman wrote a series of novels that would not be published until the early 1980s and were then collected as the bachman books. Basis for the 1996 film starring robert john burke and joe mantegna. The us editions of this collection and the novel rage were allowed to go out. This book is about a young teenager named charlie decker. Rage by richard bachman stephen king identifying first edition points of issue. Just that one word, sent on the wafting, cloying sweetness of his breath. Thinner is a 1984 novel by stephen king, published under his pseudonym richard bachman. The book was released in 1985 after the publication of the first hardcover bachman novel thinner in order to introduce bachman to fans who did not know about kings work under this pseudonym little of which was still in circulation at the time.
It is in good vintage condition with the dust jacket. Stephen king thinner as richard bachman paperback vintage. The outer edge of the text block is bears multiple tiny light stains, and a couple of small light stains. Pdf rage book by richard bachman free download 1 pages. Here is the list of stephen kings books were reading as part of.809 1271 223 172 102 370 604 695 565 141 730 408 742 1441 747 947 1013 1080 102 1013 133 90 1484 614 664 607 146