Red Dragon – Thomas Harris 1981 | 1st Edition


  • Author: Thomas Harris
  • Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1981
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Size: 8vo
  • Attributes: First Edition, Dust Jacket

First edition, first printing. Binding tight, square, slight tanning to extremities, internally fine, unmarked. Dust jacket rubbed at spine ends, rear panel tanned. Very Good in Very Good Dust Jacket.

Red Dragon is a psychological horror novel by American author Thomas Harris, first published in 1981. The plot follows former FBI profiler Will Graham, who comes out of retirement to find and apprehend an enigmatic serial killer nicknamed “the Tooth Fairy”. The novel introduced the character Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a brilliant psychiatrist and cannibalistic serial killer whom Graham reluctantly turns to for advice and with whom he has a dark past. The title refers to the figure from William Blake’s painting The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed in Sun.

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