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With an afterword by David Seltzer
Illustrated by Juliana Kolesova
A terrifying thriller of supernatural evil, The Omen by David Seltzer is the novelization of his screenplay for the film that spawned one of the most successful horror franchises of all time.
World-renowned diplomat Jeremy Thorn and his wife Katherine have just welcomed the newest member of their family: their beautiful son, Damien. A cherubic boy with fair features, Damien appears to be the picture of innocence, but as he grows, so too do the violent, unexplained incidents, from fatal accidents to suicides. Soon Jeremy and Katherine will learn the horrible truth of the terror that seems to follow their family wherever they go, and which was foretold two thousand years ago.
First published as a Signet paperback in June 1976, David Seltzer’s novelization hit bookshelves two weeks before the movie’s release. While novelizations of screenplays and teleplays had long been a part of the publishing landscape, the art form hit its peak with The Omen when the paperback sold three and a half million copies, an unprecedented achievement at the time, making The Omen one of the bestselling books of the year.
ABOUT THE EDITIONS
This is the first signed limited edition of The Omen by David Seltzer. Since its initial publication, there have been no bookstore signings, and no signed copies are known to exist. It is presented in three states: Artist, Numbered and Lettered. The editions measure 6” x 9” and feature six full color illustrations by Juliana Kolesova as well as a new exclusive afterword by David Seltzer.
The Numbered and Lettered editions are signed by David Seltzer and Juliana Kolesova. The Artist edition is signed by Juliana Kolesova. The editions are printed offset on archival Cougar Natural Vellum paper.
The Artist edition is limited to 750 copies, and is the only edition to feature a wraparound dust jacket illustrated by Juliana Kolesova. It is a smyth sewn, full cloth binding with two-hits foil stamping. Endsheets are embossed Rainbow paper, and the edition is housed in a durable acrylic-coated embossed paper covered slipcase. This edition is signed by the artist.
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