Red Dragon. Thomas Harris.
Red Dragon
Red Dragon
Red Dragon
Red Dragon

Red Dragon

ISBN: 039912442X
New York, NY: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1981. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Thomas Harris. "Will Graham has a fearful gift- a talent for the pursuit of human monsters. He has caught two mass murderers in his FBI career. Now he must hunt again. A ritual murderer has struck twice, killing entire families in two Southeastern cities. Graham must find him before the moon is full again or another family will die. Graham's keen empathy permits him- sometimes forces him- to see the crimes from some haunting points of view. This ability and his forensic skills make him the prime threat to the murderer." (from front flap) The second novel by Thomas Harris, which introduced the infamous character Dr. Hannibal Lecter, whom Graham had captured & must consult to help apprehend Francis Dolarhyde, the serial killer of this novel. Harris's next, third novel, The Silence of the Lambs (1988) would really put Lecter on the map of our collective cultural consciousness, especially as so memorably portrayed by Anthony Hopkins in the acclaimed film version (1991). Red Dragon was also filmed (2002) with Hopkins reprising (preceding in accordance with the books) his role as Lecter. This is the first edition, presumed first printing, hardcover in unclipped dust jacket with the original price of $13.95. On the first, short title page, Harris has hand-signed his signature in bold black ink below the title. With frontispiece reproduction of an artwork by William Blake entitled "The Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed with the Sun." A key collectible in the Harris canon, especially as signed by him. Book in very fine condition with only mild browning-sunning at/near edges & corners of grey paper front & back cover boards; very mild wear & a few tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners of same & black cloth spine; moderate spotting at edges of text block esp. upper edge. Interior very fine with only very faint, slight warpage at lower blank marginal areas of a few page leaves. Very Fine / Very Fine. [Item #3343]

Price: $400.00

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