The first edition of this book was published by Doubleday and Company in 1986. It was 228 pages long, and the original retail price was $14.95. The first edition identification criteria are as follows: "First Edition" is stated on the copyright page. Yellow boards with brown cloth spine.
Picture of the 1986 first edition dust jacket for Forrest Gump.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for Forrest Gump.
Picture of dust jacket where original $14.95 price is found for Forrest Gump.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Forrest Gump.
Picture of the first edition Doubleday and Company boards for Forrest Gump.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of Forrest Gump.
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