Stephen King "The Stand" HC/dj, First Edition, First Printing (Near Fine/Near Fine+)

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A wonderful collectible in this condition. Stephen King, "The Stand" dj/HC Doubleday 1978, First Edition, First Printing. First Edition as stated on copyright page. T39 on pg. 823 as required and not price clipped, with $12.95 Price on inside of DJ still visible. NOT a Book Club Edition. Bound in black cloth over tan boards. Book Size: 6.25" x 9.5". Protected in brand new Mylar clear covering. All original - vintage King.

Book Information In 1978, science fiction writer Spider Robinson wrote a scathing review of The Stand in which he exhorted his readers to grab strangers in bookstores and beg them not to buy it. The Stand is like that. You either love it or hate it, but you can't ignore it. Stephen King's most popular book, according to polls of his fans, is an end-of-the-world scenario: a rapidly mutating flu virus is accidentally released from a U.S. military facility and wipes out 99 and 44/100 percent of the world's population, thus setting the stage for an apocalyptic confrontation between Good and Evil. "I love to burn things up," King says. "It's the werewolf in me, I guess.... The Stand was particularly fulfilling, because there I got a chance to scrub the whole human race, and man, it was fun! ... Much of the compulsive, driven feeling I had while I worked on The Stand came from the vicarious thrill of imagining an entire entrenched social order destroyed in one stroke." There is much to admire in The Stand: the vivid thumbnail sketches with which King populates a whole landscape with dozens of believable characters; the deep sense of nostalgia for things left behind; the way it subverts our sense of reality by showing us a world we find familiar, then flipping it over to reveal the darkness underneath. Anyone who wants to know, or claims to know, the heart of the American experience needs to read this book.


Hardcover with dust-jacket

About The Author

Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author of horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction and fantasy. His books have sold more than 350 million copies, many of which have been adapted into feature films, miniseries, television series, and comic books. King has published 58 novels, including seven under the pen name Richard Bachman, and six non-fiction books. He has written around 200 short stories, most of which have been published in book collections.
Hardcover: Near Fine with slight wear on the page edges and an erased pencil mark on the first page. Otherwise a Fine book without any marks, writing, or stamps. Free of bookplates. Excellent original condition. Clean boards. A well-cared for book, protected from any potential damage. Spine lettering clear and not faded. A wonderful bright clean copy without any bumped corners.

Dust-jacket: Near Fine+ with some very slight wear on the edges. It is now protected in a brand new Mylar archival sleeve. Uncommon in this condition.
First Edition
Hardcover with dust-jacket
5.75" x 8.5" x 2.25"