Hard Cover. New York: The Viking Press, 1983. First Edition. Fine / Dust Jacket Included.
First edition, first printing. Publisher's black cloth-backed red boards; original black dust jacket with art by Craig DeCamps on front panel, and photograph of author on rear panel by Andrew Unangst. A near fine copy, with a small spot to front board, a few spots to head of spine, and some offsetting to pp. 336/337; unclipped dust jacket with a few tiny nicks and tears to spine ends, panels bright and clean. A beautiful and sturdy copy. In Christine (1983), Arnie Cunningham, a nerdy and bullied high school student, sees a 1958 Plymouth Fury for sale one day and buys it on a whim. The car seems to have a transformative effect on Arnie, as he becomes more confident and eventually starts dating Leigh Cabot, one of the most popular girls at school. However, as a string of car-related deaths occur in the small town, it becomes apparent that the car has a life of its own. Christine is a classic work of horror, and it was named by the American Library Association as one of the 100 most banned and challenged books in the United States of the 1990s. In 1983, the book was adapted into a film directed by John Carpenter, which is considered a cult classic.