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The Hunger Games

First Edition | First Printing



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Signed first edition, first printing of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.

Octavo, 374pp. Gray hardcover, title in gilt on spine. Gilt stamped mockingjay illustration on front cover. Red endpapers. The first printing, with full number line listed on copyright page. Solid text block, touch of wear to head and tail of spine. In the publisher’s dust jacket, $17.99 retail price on front flap, faint shelf wear, a near fine example.

Inscribed on the half-title: “May the odds be EVER in your favor! Love, Suzanne Collins.”

A wonderfully inscribed copy of the first book in one of the most popular young-adult series of the twenty-first century.

Suzanne Collins was inspired to write The Hunger Games from the myth of Theseus; the story of a boy who volunteered to fight the Minotaur to end the repeated human sacrifices to said monster. The Hunger Games trilogy includes Catching Fire (2009) and Mockingjay (2010). All three books were adapted into major motion pictures five years after it’s initial publication, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Woody Harrelson.The Hunger Games series expanded in 2020 with Collins’ publication of The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, a prequel detailing the coming-of-age of series antagonist Coriolanus Snow. This novel was adapted into a film in 2023, which has grossed over 250 million dollars worldwide.

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Location Published

New York


Scholastic Press


First Edition, First Printing

Date Published






Jacket Condition

Near Fine


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