Gerald's Game & Dolores Claiborne

Two Book Set

by
Publisher Viking
Year 1992
Edition FIRST
Printing FIRST
Pages 638
Binding Hardcover
Condition Near Fine
$99.95

GERALD'S GAME, 1992 - Stephen King – FIRST EDITION – DJ (TWO TITLE SET) Viking, 1992. FIRST EDITION, first printing. Excellent condition, perhaps unread or at most lightly read once – a rarity for a title this popular and of this vintage. Original dust jacket, not price clipped and also in very good condition, slight edge wear. Quarter bound in a black cloth spine over black paper boards, with black endpapers and pastedowns. The author's initials are gilt-stamped to the front paper board. The title, the author's name, the publisher's name, and a decorative circle are gilt-stamped to the spine. Illustrated throughout with woodcuts by Bill Russell. On a warm weekday in October, Jessie and Gerald Burlingame are alone in the bedroom of their Maine summer house, playing a game that isn't listed in Hoyle's. But suddenly, as Jessie hears the click of the second handcuff locking her to the bedposts and sees her husband looming over her, a nerve-snap of recognition tells her that this time Gerald is playing for keeps. 332 pages. DOLORES CLAIBORNE, 1993 - Stephen King – FIRST EDITION - DJ Viking, 1993. FIRST EDITION, first printing. (numberline from # 1) Excellent condition, perhaps unread or at most lightly read once – a rarity for a title this popular and of this vintage. Original dust jacket, not price clipped and also in very good condition, slight edge wear. Described by the publisher as a companion piece to King's last book, 'Gerald's Game', and shows that King, even without the trappings of horror and suspense, is a magnificent storyteller whose greatest strength has always been characterization. His sterling title character this time out is a Maine woman in her 60s who made a living as a housekeeper and now is under suspicion in the death of her senile employer, Vera Donovan, who fell down a flight of stairs. Did Dolores push her? Responding to the charges against her, Dolores recounts her life in a tightly woven narrative that is beguiling and touching at the appropriate moments. The friendship between these two lonely women "livin' on a little chunk of rock off the Maine coast" was the anchor of both their lives, and it soon becomes clear that Dolores didn't kill Vera. But she freely acknowledges--30 years after the fact--that she did kill her husband, Joe, during a solar eclipse on July 20, 1963, "my day for seein' eyes everywhere." Presenting Dolores's story in her own remarkable colloquial voice, King brings readers face to face with a goodhearted, lovable woman whose honesty is ultimately unforgettable." - Publishers Weekly. 306 pages.