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An edition of Firestarter (1980)

Firestarter

printing (3)
  • 3.95 ·
  • 20 Ratings
  • 302 Want to read
  • 16 Currently reading
  • 57 Have read

"Andy could feel something building in the air, building up around Charlie like an electric charge. The hair on his arms suddenly began to stir and move, like kelp in an invisible tide. He looked down at her and saw her face, so small, now so strange.

It's coming, he thought helplessly. It's coming, oh my God, it really is."

In 1969 Andy McGee and Vicky Tomlinson participated in a drug experiment run by a veiled government agency known as The Shop. One year later they marry. Two years after that their little girl, Charlie, sets her teddy bear on fire . . . by looking at it.

Now that Charlie is eight, she doesn't start fires anymore. Her parents have taught her to control her pyrokinesis, the ability to set anything--toys, clothes, even people--aflame.

But The Shop knows about and wants this pigtailed "ultimate weapon." Shop agents set out to hunt down Charlie and her father in a ruthless and terrifying chase that ranges from the streets of New York to the backwoods of Vermont. And once they get her they plan to use Charlie's capacity for love to force her into developing a power as horrifyingly destructive as it is seductive. What they don't take into account is that even a child can know the pleasure of the whip hand and the satisfaction of revenge.

Let the reader beware, for Firestarter is Stephen King at his most mesmerizing . . . and menacing.
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Publish Date
Publisher
Viking Press
Language
English
Pages
428

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Edition Availability
Cover of: Firestarter: A Novel
Firestarter: A Novel
Dec 11, 2018, Gallery Books
paperback
Cover of: Firestarter
Firestarter
2010, Penguin Audio
Audio CD in English
Cover of: Firestarter
Firestarter
2008, Hodder & Stoughton
in English
Cover of: Ogen van Vuur
Ogen van Vuur
2005, Poema Pocket
Mass Market Paperback in Dutch - Achttiende druck
Cover of: Feuer Kind
Feuer Kind
2000-08, Lübbe
Paperback in German - 36 Auflage; Movie Tie-in
Cover of: Ojos de fuego
Ojos de fuego
1998-03, Plaza & Janés
Paperback in Spanish - 13rd edition in this collection
Cover of: Charlie
Charlie
Dec 26, 1986, J'AI LU, J'ai lu
mass market paperback
Cover of: Charlie
Charlie
1985-06, France Loisirs
Hardcover in French - Edition du Club France Loisirs
Cover of: Firestarter
Firestarter
1980, Viking Press
Hardcover in English - printing (3)
Cover of: Firestarter
Firestarter
1980, Viking Press
Hardcover in English - printing (4)

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New York

Edition Notes

"A limited first edition of this book has been published by Phantasia Press."

Copyright Date
1980

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.54
Library of Congress
PS3561.I483 F57 1980

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
428 p. ;
Number of pages
428

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL4100374M
Internet Archive
firestarter0000king_i8k6
ISBN 10
0670315419
ISBN 13
9780670315413
LCCN
80014793
OCLC/WorldCat
1102248260
Library Thing
24193
Goodreads
1470493

Work Description

Firestarter is a science fiction-horror thriller novel by Stephen King, first published in September 1980. In July and August 1980, two excerpts from the novel were published in Omni. In 1981, Firestarter was nominated as Best Novel for the British Fantasy Award, Locus Poll Award, and Balrog Award.



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