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  • Carrie was born on September 21st 1963, but on the first page of the book, in the article from the newspaper it states that the stones fell on the White household on August 17th 1966, and that "Mrs White, a widow, lives with her three year old daughter, Carietta". In fact on August 17 1966, Carrietta was two years, ten months and three weeks (give or take) old. She would not turn three until September 21st 1966, some five weeks later.
  • Carrie goes to Westover to buy material for her end-of-season dance gown. But later, when Frieda asks her where she has bought her gown, Carrie says that she has made it herself and that she has bought the material for it in Andover.
  • Carrie's death certificate comes from the Andover hospital, again not agreeing that the neighbouring hospital was Westover.
  • According to the first message from the New England press bureau fire engines from Westover, Motton and Lewiston comes to Chamberlain to help extinguish the fire. Sheriff Doyle is quoted for saying that the only fire engines that made themself useful during the fire was two old fire engines from Westover. In the third message from the New England press bureau the journalist talks to a fire inspector from Andover. So where did he come from?
  • On page 51 Mr. P. P. Bliss is mentioned a few times, then his name is spelt Bloss, simply a typographical error.
  • Speaking of name changes, on page 50 (Part One: Blood Sport) Dean K. L. McGuffin is mentioned as writing a paper in the 1982 Science Yearbook. On page 220 (Part Three: Wreckage) his name changes to Dean D. L. McGuffin and he wrote the paper in the 1981 Science Yearbook.
  • When Estelle Horan is interviewed by Esquire about the bikini-incident, she tells the journalist that Carrie was 3 when she walked into Estelle's back garden and that she moved away from the town when she was 20. Later Stella Horan is mentioned as being one of the pupils that Norma Watson stood together with, when Carrie got drenched in the blood from the pigs.
  • On Page 69 (Part One: Blood Sport) the Owner of the Kelly Fruit Company is called Hubert, but on page 217 (Part Three: Wreckage), his name changes to Henry.
  • In Part One, Blood Sport we find out that Ralph White died in February 1963, 7 months before Carrie was born. Later when Carrie was one year old, Margaret White seen Carrie in her crib with a bottle dangling in mid air over her head, and it was only Ralph White that had stopped her from killing Carrie then. Now it might be METAphorical - the memory of her husband made her stop wanting to kill his daughter - but then again, it might not be.


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Adaptions
Carrie
- 1976

Carrie - the Musical
- 1988

The Rage: Carrie 2
- 1999


Carrie (TV Movie)
- 2002


a non-musical
- 2006
Publishers
Doubleday
Recomended
the Carrie audiobook read by Sissy Spacek.

Sissy Spacek was the actor who played the role of Carrie in the movie adaption from 1976.