"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
An extraordinary chance to possess this First Edition of THE SHINING, the novel that quickly became a benchmark in the literary career of Stephen King.
New York, U.S.A. Doubleday 1977. Stephen King "The Shining" First Edition, First Printing. "FIRST EDITION" as stated on Copyright Page. "R49" in gutter of page 447. Unclipped price of $8.95 still intact on inside front dust-jacket flap. Original production run was only 25,000 copies. Most copies of this book suffer from the same poor quality binding and dust-jacket as many other early Doubleday books, making it difficul to find in this condition. Appears unread with a square and tight spine.
Contains the correct markings for a First Edition, First Printing:
- "R49" in gutter of page 447
- "FIRST EDITION" as required on Copyright page
- $8.95 Un-clipped dust jacket price
Custom Matching Tray-case
Your first edition of The Shining is housed in this excellent custom clamshell case. Elegant Black Leather & fine Gold cloth, Custom Gilt-Stamped Titles to spine. Embossed multi-layered, [sculpted] "Town" design on the side inspired from the DJ's complex illustration. Finished in rich Black velour on the interior. A superb & unique protective clamshell case for the first edition.
The tray-case alone is a $375 value.
"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." - Nashville Banner
"Guaranteed to frighten you into fits....freezing terror....with a climax that is literally explosive. " - Cosmopolitan
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 legendaryStanley 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.
Stephen Edwin King is an American author of contemporary horror, suspense, science fiction and fantasy fiction. His books have sold more than 350 million copies and have been adapted into a number of feature films, television movies and comic books. As of 2011, King has written and published 49 novels, including seven under the pen name Richard Bachman, five non-fiction books, and nine collections of short stories. Many of his stories are set in his home state of Maine.
King has received Bram Stoker Awards, World Fantasy Awards, British Fantasy Society Awards, his novella The Way Station was a Nebula Award novelette nominee, and 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 whole career, such as the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement (2004), the Canadian Booksellers Association Lifetime Achievement Award (2007) and the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America (2007).
Dust-jacket: Near Fine with small chip to corner and mild tanning to spine and inside surface. Some marks are visible on the back surface. The dust-jacket is free of open or closed tears. No creases. Not price-clipped. The dust-jacket is now protected in a brand new Brodart archival sleeve. All photos of actual item.
- First Edition, First Printing
- Hardcover cloth
- Stephen King
- The Shining
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