First Suntup edition, first printing - in new/unread condition and presented in a matching slipcase. Still sealed in publisher's shrinkwrap. Illustrated and signed by both Wendell Minor (cover) and Dave Christensen (interior art). One of the finest and bestselling horror novels of the 1970's, Joan Samson's.Is a chilling masterpiece of terror. In an isolated New Hampshire farming community where little has changed over the past several decades, John Moore and his wife Mim do their best to maintain the family farm and live a modest, hardworking life. But from the moment the charismatic Perly Dinsmore arrives in town, soliciting donations for his auctions, the community of Harlowe slowly and insidiously starts to change. As the auctioneer carries out his terrible, inscrutable plan, the Moores and their neighbors will find themselves gradually but inexorably stripped of their freedom, their possessions, and perhaps even their lives. Upon its release in 1975. Was received with wide acclaim. Hailed it a suspenseful, engrossing novel with the most gripping and violent ending we've encountered for some time. Lauded it, a powerful novel by a powerful author.
Called it, explosive and chilling. I challenge anyone to resist it after reading the first few pages. Despite critical praise, sales of over a million copies, a popular television advertisement, and efforts to turn the novel into a film. Went out of print soon after its release and was considered a lost gem of a novel for subsequent decades.
Written by a young, talented, and promising author. Would ultimately be Joan Samson's only novel.Sadly, she passed away shortly after the book's publication, edging the novel further into obscurity. Found its way back to print in 2018 in a trade edition, returning at last to chill a new generation of readers. With echoes of Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" and Stephen King's. Samson's slow burn of understated violence builds to a climactic fever pitch with an ending that makes for one of the most unforgettable horror novels of all time. 6" x 9" trim size.
New exclusive introduction by Warren C. Preface by Grady Hendrix from the trade edition.
Six black & white illustrations by Dave Christensen. Dust jacket featuring Wendell Minor art from the first edition the only edition featuring the dust jacket. Signed by Dave Christensen and Wendell Minor. Housed in a distressed faux leather embossed slipcase. This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectable".The seller is "stepsarg_qfkro" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.