Stephen King "Insomnia" Signed Deluxe Leather-Bound Limited First Edition, Slipcased Edition No. 615 of 1,250 [VF/VF-]

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Stephen King "Insomnia" Signed Limited Edition, Mark V. Zeising Books, one of only 1,250 produced.
Stephen King "Insomnia" Signed Deluxe Leather-Bound Limited First Edition, Slipcased Edition No. 615 of 1,250 [VF/VF-]
Stephen King "Insomnia" Signed Limited Edition, Mark V. Zeising Books, one of only 1,250 produced.
Stephen King "Insomnia" Signed Limited Edition, Mark V. Zeising Books, one of only 1,250 produced.
Stephen King "Insomnia" Signed Limited Edition, Mark V. Zeising Books, one of only 1,250 produced.
Stephen King "Insomnia" Signed Limited Edition, Mark V. Zeising Books, one of only 1,250 produced.
Stephen King "Insomnia" Signed Limited Edition, Mark V. Zeising Books, one of only 1,250 produced.
Stephen King "Insomnia" Signed Limited Edition, Mark V. Zeising Books, one of only 1,250 produced.
Stephen King "Insomnia" Signed Deluxe Leather-Bound Limited First Edition, Slipcased Edition No. 615 of 1,250 [VF/VF-]
Stephen King "Insomnia" Signed Deluxe Leather-Bound Limited First Edition, Slipcased Edition No. 615 of 1,250 [VF/VF-]

Personally signed by Stephen King along with the illustrator Phil Hale and the designer Ann Fenner.


Mark V. Ziesing Books (June 1994). "Insomnia" Stephen King. A Deluxe Leather bound edition with dust jacket and in slipcase. Limited FIRST Edition. Number 615 of only 1,250 signed and numbered copies. Signed on a special limitation page by the author Stephen King, the illustrator, Phil Hale, and the designer, Ann Fenner. Publisher's gilt-stamped maroon leather. Original matching leather-bound folding traycase.

Archival acid-free Mylar sleeve. 

 
A wonderful collectible book for your Stephen King library. Unique, rare, and distinctive, this book would make a great gift. A well-cared for book, protected from any potential damage. The signatures are guaranteed to be authentic by the publisher.

Presented in a beautiful maroon leather folding slipcase that is very regal looking with its gold gilt lettering. A folding leather design to encase the book inside. The book itself, of the same color, has the same gold gilt lettering and decorations on the spine, and a ribbon bookmark. The slipcover/dust jacket is different from the red and white design on many of these copies.



Insomnia

Ralph Roberts has an incurable case of insomnia, but lack of sleep is the least of his worries. Each night he stays awake, he witnesses more of the odd activity taking place in his town after dark than he wants to know. His bizarre visions keep getting more intense, the strange deaths have just begun, and Ralph knows he isn't hallucinating.


From Booklist

King's last few novels have been, by his standard, slim and economical. With this dark fantasy based on the conception of a multilevel ultimate reality, he returns to the massiveness of The Stand and It and The Tommyknockers. On one of the long, exhausting walks old Ralph Roberts starts taking as a brain tumor slowly kills his wife, he witnesses a friendly young neighbor, Ed Deepneau, behaving totally out of character--indeed, like someone possessed. About a year later and after his wife's death, Ralph begins waking early and then earlier and earlier. He also starts seeing things--intense colors streaming off people and animals. Meanwhile, Ed has turned into an antiabortion fanatic and wife-beater.

Ralph intervenes to help Helen Deepneau escape from Ed, for which Ed threatens him. Or is it Ed? Ralph senses that someone or something else is in control of the troubled man. Ralph's right, of course. Ed has been involuntarily recruited on one side, and, it develops, Ralph and his also-widowed neighbor, Lois Chasse, on the other, of a supercosmic struggle the import of which King reveals with deliciously tantalizing gradualness. This is a yarn so packed with suspense, romance, literary reference, fascinating miscellaneous knowledge, and heart that only Stephen King could have written it. Marvelous--that is, full of marvels. Ray Olson


Reviews

"Stephen King is an immensely talented storyteller of seemingly inexhaustible gifts. Interview

"Stephen King is superb." Time


Celestial forces of good and evil wage an apocalyptic war in a small Maine town in this 14-week PW bestseller.
(Publishers Weekly )


YA. Ralph Roberts has been waking earlier and earlier every night for weeks, and the forgetfulness and weariness caused by sleep deprivation are starting to affect him. When he begins to see brilliant auras around people and objects, his concern grows. As his nights become shorter, his visions become more terrifying, and yet more real. Strange forces are maneuvering for power in Derry, Maine, and somehow Ralph is a part of the conflict. Well-read students will note references to Greek mythology, the Bible, and to Tolkien's Lord of the Rings (Houghton, 1967) interspersed with modern cultural allusions. King's forte, however, is characterization, and there is no shortage of it here. Good guys and evil are well developed, with a depth that makes them believable. Although Ralph is clearly identified as a septuagenarian, he is never stodgy or prudish, and will appeal to teens. Some of King's more recent novels, such as Gerald's Game (1992), have been disappointing, but Insomnia is closer to It (1987) and Needful Things (1992, all Viking) in its suspense and entertainment potential. A good return trip to Derry, Maine. Robin Deffendall, Bull Run Regional Library, Manassas, VA
(School Library Journal )


From Publishers Weekly

"Celestial forces of good and evil wage an apocalyptic war in a small Maine town in this 14-week PW bestseller." From School Library Journal "Ralph Roberts has been waking earlier and earlier every night for weeks, and the forgetfulness and weariness caused by sleep deprivation are starting to affect him. When he begins to see brilliant auras around people and objects, his concern grows. As his nights become shorter, his visions become more terrifying, and yet more real. Strange forces are maneuvering for power in Derry, Maine, and somehow Ralph is a part of the conflict. Well-read students will note references to Greek mythology, the Bible, and to Tolkien's Lord of the Rings (Houghton, 1967) interspersed with modern cultural allusions. King's forte, however, is characterization, and there is no shortage of it here. Good guys and evil are well developed, with a depth that makes them believable. Although Ralph is clearly identified as a septuagenarian, he is never stodgy or prudish, and will appeal to teens. Some of King's more recent novels, such as Gerald's Game (1992), have been disappointing, but Insomnia is closer to It (1987) and Needful Things (1992, all Viking) in its suspense and entertainment potential. A good return trip to Derry, Maine."
 

Stephen King

Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author of horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, crime, science-fiction, and fantasy novels. Described as the "King of Horror", a play on his surname and a reference to his high standing in pop culture, his books have sold more than 350 million copies, and many have been adapted into films, television series, miniseries, and comic books. King has published 64 novels, including seven under the pen name Richard Bachman, and five non-fiction books. He has also written approximately 200 short stories, most of which have been published in book collections.

King has received Bram Stoker Awards, World Fantasy Awards, and British Fantasy Society Awards. In 2003, the National Book Foundation awarded him the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He has also received awards for his contribution to literature for his entire bibliography, such as the 2004 World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement and the 2007 Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. In 2015, he was awarded with a National Medal of Arts from the U.S. National Endowment for the Arts for his contributions to literature.

 
BOOK: VERY FINE GUARANTEED. A Very Fine hardcover book with Very Fine dust-jacket. There are no discernible flaws. Mint condition as normally shipped from the publisher. A bright clean copy without any marks, stamps, or bookplates.

SLIPCASE: VERY FINE - with a minor dent on the outside corner of the spine as shown in the last photograph. Otherwise without any flaws.
Publisher:
Mark V. Zeising Books
Edition:
Signed Limited First Edition
Binding:
dj/HC in leather-bound case
Illustrator:
Phil Hale
Dimensions:
11.0" x 9.5" x 2.0"
Signature Authenticity:
Lifetime Guarantee of Signature Authenticity. Personally signed by the author, illustrator and designer directly into the book. The autographs are not facsimiles, stamps, or auto-pens.
Author:
Stephen King
Title:
Insomnia