"YOU'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
Personally signed & Remarqued by Glenn Chardbourne, the extraordinary horror artist.
A collector’s edition of Stephen King’s genre-changing tale of unquiet ghosts and simmering violence, illustrated by award-winning artist Edward Kinsella.
Folio Society. May, 2016. Stephen King "The Shining". Signed with a full color remarque on two pages by Glenn Chadbourne. Illustrated by Edward Kinsella. Bound in blocked cloth. Set in Miller with Kingthings Typewriter display. 536 pages. Black & white illustrated title-page spread and 11 colour illustrations. Printed endpapers. Plain curved slipcase. 10˝ x 6¾˝. No dust-jacket as issued.
This is the slipcased First Printing by Folio Society with the curved slipcase. A second printing was later issued by Folio Society, housed in a square slipcase & clearly labled "Second Printing 2016" on the copyright page.
This item is Out of Print FROM THE PUBLISHER and will not be available for purchase again.
KING’S CROSSROADS NOVEL
In his introduction, King calls The Shining his ‘crossroads novel’. His first two books – Carrie and Salem’s Lot – fall more easily into the category of pure horror, but with this iconic work he decided to reach further. Rather than a two-dimensional villain compelled to madness by supernatural forces, Jack Torrance emerges as a more complex character, one driven to evil by the ghosts of his past. Trapped in the toxic atmosphere of the Overlook, Jack is haunted by the memory of his violent, alcoholic father, and the edges of the past and the present blur. Seething underneath the thrills and terror of one of the greatest horror novels ever written is an even more chilling conceit: ‘Aren’t memories the true ghosts of our lives? Do they not drive all of us to words and acts that we regret from time to time?’
‘As a storyteller, he is up there in the Dickens class’ - The Times
Made into a critically acclaimed film by Stanley Kubrick in 1980, King famously felt the movie, at its heart, told a different story to his novel. Award-winning artist Edward Kinsella has provided 11 colour illustrations that capture the book’s vision of the inhuman nature of the Overlook, as well as Jack Torrance’s descent into madness. The binding is emblazoned with a vividly monstrous wasp – a creature which appears as a harbinger of doom in the book – and the endpapers feature the ominous Edgar Allan Poe quote, ‘And the Red Death held sway over all’, repeated over and over in a distinctive typewriter font – a nod to the film version.
This inhuman place makes human monsters
The Overlook Hotel claimed the most beautiful physical setting of any resort in the world; but Jack Torrance, the new winter caretaker, with his wife Wendy and their five-year-old son Danny, saw much more than its splendor.
Jack saw the Overlook as an opportunity, a desperate way back from failure and despair; Wendy saw this lonely sanctuary as a frail chance to preserve their family; and Danny? Danny, who was blessed or cursed with a shining, precognitive gift, saw visions hideously beyond the comprehension of a small boy. He sensed the evil coiled within the Overlook's 110 empty rooms; an evil that was waiting just for them.
The Shining, by Stephen King, the undisputed master of the modern horror story.
ABOUT EDWARD KINSELLA
Edward Kinsella was born in St Louis, Missouri. He graduated with honours from Ringling School of Art and Design in 2006, and his work has since been commissioned by a variety of prestigious magazines and publishers. He has also shown his fine art and illustration in a number of gallery exhibitions. His accolades include gold and silver medals from the Society of Illustrators, and a Gold Award from Spectrum.
About Glenn Chadbourne
Glenn Chadbourne's artwork has appeared in more than thirty books as well as dozens of magazines and comics. His trademark pen and ink drawings have accompanied the works of today's hottest genre authors. His other Stephen King Limited Editions with Cemetery Dance Publications include two volumes of The Secretary of Dreams. Glenn lives in Newcastle, Maine, with his wife Sheila.
Glenn Chadbourne is an American artist. He lives in Newcastle, Maine. He is best known for his work in the horror and fantasy genres, having created covers and illustrated books and magazines for publishers such as Cemetery Dance Publications, Subterranean Press, and Earthling Publications. Mr. Chadbourne is known for his sense of humour and down to earth manner, as well as the stark honesty of his work.
Glenn Chadbourne attended Lincoln Academy before continuing his education at The Portland School of Art. He also attended the University of Maine at Augusta, as well as the University of Southern Maine.
His first published work was in the late 1980s for the Stephen King related newsletter called Castle Rock. He won a contest that called for artists to submit something Stephen King related.
He wrote, illustrated, and self-published a few comics called ChillVille and Farmer Fiend's Horror Harvest in the early 1990s. He eventually met Rick Hautala and was asked to illustrate his short story collection Bedbugs. After Cemetery Dance Publications printed Bedbugs in 1999, things began to click for Mr. Chadbourne, and he has since illustrated work for many of the top names in the horror genre.
He recently illustrated The Secretary of Dreams: Volume 1, a graphic collection of Stephen King stories that was published by Cemetery Dance Publications in 2006 in three limited editions. Volume Two was announced as being drawn by Glenn Chadbourne in early 2007.
About The Author
Stephen King is the author of more than sixty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes Fairy Tale, Billy Summers, If It Bleeds, The Institute, Elevation, The Outsider, Sleeping Beauties (cowritten with his son Owen King), and the Bill Hodges trilogy: End of Watch, Finders Keepers, and Mr. Mercedes (an Edgar Award winner for Best Novel and a television series streaming on Peacock). His novel 11/22/63 was named a top ten book of 2011 by The New York Times Book Review and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller. His epic works The Dark Tower, It, Pet Sematary, Doctor Sleep, and Firestarter are the basis for major motion pictures, with It now the highest-grossing horror film of all time. He is the recipient of the 2020 Audio Publishers Association Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2018 PEN America Literary Service Award, the 2014 National Medal of Arts, and the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.
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