Hard Cover. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1988. First Edition. Near Fine / Dust Jacket Included.
First edition, first printing. Publisher's red cloth-backed grey boards; original black dust jacket, with beautiful full cover illustration by Frank Morris, and photograph of author by Peter Hallock to rear panel. A near fine copy, with a few stains to edges of boards, otherwise very clean; unclipped dust jacket with very light creasing to spine ends and a touch of rubbing to panels, else fine. Overall, a stunning copy. In The Silence of the Lambs, a serial killer, nicknamed Buffalo Bill, is at large. In an attempt to gain information about Buffalo Bill and his potential next victims, FBI trainee Clarice Starling is sent to visit the brilliant psychologist and cannibalistic murderer, Hannibal Lecter, at a mental institution where he is currently serving multiple life sentences. What ensues is an incredible and horrific game of cat and mouse, as Clarice tries to find the killer, while protecting herself from Lecter's penetrating and evil mind. The Silence of the Lambs, written by Thomas Harris and a sequel to Red Dragon, is the second book to feature the criminal mastermind Hannibal Lecter. Famed author David Foster Wallace included both The Silence of the Lambs and Red Dragon on a list of his 10 favorite books. Hannibal is routinely listed as one of the greatest fictional villains in history. In 1991, The Silence of the Lambs was adapted into a film starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins, which won five Academy Awards and was the first and only horror film to win Best Picture.