Know Your History – 5th April – Carrie First Published

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On this day…

5th April, 1974 – Carrie first published

Carrie is an American epistolary novel and author Stephen King’s first published novel, released on April 5, 1974, with an approximate first print-run of 30,000 copies. Set in the then-future year of 1979, it revolves around the eponymous Carrietta N. “Carrie” White, a misfit and bullied high school girl who uses her newly discovered telekinetic powers to exact revenge on those who torment her, while in the process causing one of the worst local disasters in American history. King has commented that he finds the work to be “raw” and “with a surprising power to hurt and horrify.” It is one of the most frequently banned books in United States schools.

Did You Know?

King’s 1979 novel The Dead Zone mentions the book in connection with a fire at another high school prom.

For those who haven’t seen it this video of Stephen King, he is quite funny and very down to earth in it. A good watch.

Sources – Wikipedia & 9 things you probably didn’t know about Carrie (actually I didn’t use this source in the end but you might still find it interesting J)

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