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Dark Rivers of the Heart

Manuscript

Release Date: February 9, 1994
Format: Type-written, photocopied, unbound pages
Page Count: 760
States: “FINAL DRAFT 2-9-94” on first page

Uncorrected Proof

Release Date: 1994
Copyright: Copyright © 1994 by Dean Koontz
Format: Trade paperback in plain blue wraps
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Page Count: 471
States: “THIS IS AN UNCORRECTED PROOF” on front cover

Advance Reader's Edition

Release Date: 1994
Copyright: Copyright © 1994 by Dean Koontz
Format: Trade paperback with cover art from the trade hardcover edition
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Page Count: 477
States: “ADVANCE READER’S EDITION” on front and back covers”

Trade Hardcover

Release Date: November 9, 1994
Copyright: Copyright © 1994 by Dean R. Koontz
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Page Count: 487
ISBN-10: 0-679-42524-1
Cover Price: $24.00
States: “FIRST TRADE EDITION”

Audio (Cassette)

Release Date: November 9, 1994
Copyright: Copyright © 1994 by Dean R. Koontz
Copyright © 1994 by Random House, Inc.
Publisher: Random House Audio
Read By: Anthony Heald
Length: Unabridged 20 hours on 12 cassettes
ISBN-10: 0-679-43666-9
Cover Price: $49.95

Large Print

Release Date: November 9, 1994
Copyright: Copyright © 1994 by Dean R. Koontz
Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Random House
Page Count: 852
ISBN-10: 0-679-75649-3
Cover Price: $23.00
States: “First Large Print Edition”

Book Club Edition

Release Date: November 1994
Copyright: Copyright © 1994 by Dean R. Koontz
Format: Reprint of the trade hardcover edition
Page Count: 487
Book Club ID: #03107

Limited Edition Hardcovers

Release Date: 1994
Publisher: Charnel House
Page Count: 497
States: "FIRST EDITION"

Numbered

500 signed and numbered copies
Bound in Japanese fabric including slipcase
Original List Price:$250.00
ISBN:0-927389-09-6

Letered

26 signed and lettered copies
Bound in full Morocco leather.
Photo courtesy of Noah Mitchell
Original List Price:$750.00
ISBN:0-927389-08-8

First Mass Market Paperback

Release Date: November 1995
Copyright: Copyright © 1994 by Dean R. Koontz
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Page Count: 566
ISBN-10: 0-345-39657-X
Cover Price: $7.99
States: “First Ballantine Books Domestic Edition: November 1995” and “10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1”

Trade Paperback

Release Date: November 1997
Copyright: Copyright © 1994 by Dean R. Koontz
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Page Count: 487
ISBN-10: 0-345-41946-4
Cover Price: $12.95
States: ”First Ballantine Books Trade Paperback Edition: October 1997” and “10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1”

Second Mass Market Paperback

Release Date: August 2000
Copyright: Copyright © 1994 by Dean R. Koontz
Publisher: Bantam
Page Count: 582
ISBN-10: 0-553-58289-5
Cover Price: $7.99
States: “Bantam mass market edition / August 2000” and “WCD 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1”

Third Mass Market Paperback

Release Date: April 26, 2011
Copyright: Copyright © 1994 by Dean Ray Koontz
Publisher: bantam
Page Count: 565
ISBN-13: 978-0-345-52712-7
Cover Price: $5.99
States: “Bantam mass market edition: May 2011” and “9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1”

Premium Paperback

Release Date: June 26, 2012
Copyright: Copyright © 1994 by Dean Koontz
Publisher: Bantam
Page Count: 565
ISBN-13: 978-0-345-53303-6
Cover Price: $9.99
States: “Bantam Books mass market edition: July 2012” and “2 4 6 8 9 7 5 3 1”

Notes

For most editions, the cover lists Dean Koontz while copyright states Dean R. Koontz. However, the third mass market edition states the copyright as by “Dean Ray Koontz”.

Three promotional t-shirts were released each with different phrases on the front:
“IT IS HUMAN DESTINY TO BE FREE”, “NEVER LIE TO THE DOG”, and “IT’S ONLY LIFE, WE ALL GET THROUGH IT”. On the back was printed “DARK RIVERS OF THE HEART   DEAN KOONTZ”

Thirteenth of the top 15 fiction bestsellers of 1994.

TV mini-series
According to version 2 of “Most Frequently Asked Questions”:
“Dark Rivers of the Heart has been placed with CBS for a miniseries. The screenplay is currently being written, and the hope is that filming will begin in spring of ’96.”

Related items:

ARC letter

Other editions:

UK ARC
UK BCE
UK Headline mass market paperback 5th printing
Russian hardcover
German hardcover

Last updated on August 5th, 2018