OU'RE THE CARETAKER, SIR. YOU'VE ALWAYS BEEN THE CARETAKER. I SHOULD KNOW, SIR. I'VE ALWAYS BEEN HERE...." -- DELBERT GRADY OF THE OVERLOOK HOTEL
An excellent original signed first edition from 1977 with a contemporary signature. The Shining, one of his most famous works, quickly became a benchmark in the literary career of Stephen King. This amazing collectible is sure to delight the most discerning horror fan. The dust-jacket is now protected in a new Mylar archival sleeve.
Personally signed and dated by Stephen King only a couple of years after publication on the FFEP (First Free End Paper) :
Stephen King, "The Shining" New York, New York, U.S.A. Doubleday 1977. First Edition, First Printing with "First Edition" as required on the copyright page. "R49" in gutter of page 447. Dust jacket shows a price of $8.95. Original first printing production run was only 25,000 copies. Housed in a custom clam-shell box.
Contains all the correct marking for a [First Edition][First Printing]:
- "R49" in gutter of page 447
- "FIRST EDITION" as required on Copyright page
- $8.95 price on the dust-jacket is not clipped.
"Horror at an unflagging pace....scary!"
-The New York Times
"This chilling novel will haunt you, and make your blood run cold and your heart race with fear."
"Guaranteed to frighten you into fits....freezing terror....with a climax that is literally explosive. "
About The Shining
First published in 1977, The Shining quickly became a benchmark in the literary career of Stephen King. This tale of a troubled man hired to care for a remote mountain resort over the winter, his loyal wife, and their uniquely gifted son slowly but steadily unfolds as secrets from the Overlook Hotel's past are revealed, and the hotel itself attempts to laim the very souls of the Torrence family. Adapted into a cinematic masterpiece of horror by legendary Stanley Kubrick -- featuring an unforgettable performance by a demonic Jack Nicholson..
The Shining stands as a cultural icon of modern horror, a searing study of a family torn apart, and a nightmarish glimpse into the dark recesses of human weakness and dementia.
- Doubleday 1977
- Signed First Edition
- Near Fine/Near Fine