Personally signed by Stephen King and the illustrator Bernie Wrightson
The "Top of the Line" in Stephen King Signed Limited Edition Books
This volume is considered by many to be the most elegant and luxurious Stephen King leather bound collector's edition.
Doubleday 1990. Stephen King "The Stand: The Complete and Uncut Edition". Signed Deluxe Edition, 12" - 9 1/2". Bound in full genuine leather, all edges gilt, red silk moire endpapers and housed in a red cloth-lined wooden box with lid with a black plate on the lid with brass lettering. Illustrations by Bernie Wrightson. Signed on a special limitation page. First edition thus, this book is one of only 1,250 copies published. This is number 921. Original shipping container.
One of most desirable signed limited editions from the Master of Modern Horror. Stephen King's most popular book, according to polls of his fans. A masterpiece - the apocalyptic confrontation between Good and Evil. Regarded by many as King's greatest early novel. A beautiful leather bound production. Includes the original "glassine" dust-jacket from Doubleday.
The limitation page reads:
"THIS DELUXE FIRST EDITION OF
The Stand: The Complete & Uncut Edition,
WHICH HAS BEEN SIGNED
BY THE AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR,
IS LIMITED TO 1,250 NUMBERED
AND 52 LETTERED COPIES.
This is copy __921_ "
The Stand is a post-apocalyptic dark fantasy novel written by American author Stephen King and first published in 1978 by Doubleday. The plot centers on a deadly pandemic of weaponized influenza and its aftermath, in which the few surviving humans gather into factions that are each led by a personification of either good or evil and seem fated to clash with each other. King started writing the story in February 1975, seeking to create an epic in the spirit of The Lord of the Rings. The book was difficult for him to write because of the large number of characters and storylines.
In 1990, The Stand was reprinted as a Complete and Uncut Edition. King restored over 400 pages from texts that were initially reduced from his original manuscript, revised the order of the chapters, shifted the novel's setting from 1980 to 10 years forward, and accordingly corrected a number of cultural references. The Complete and Uncut Edition of The Stand is Stephen King's longest stand-alone work at 1,152 pages, surpassing his 1,138-page novel It. The book has sold 4.5 million copies.
The Stand was highly appreciated by reviewers and is considered one of King's best novels. It has been included in lists of the best books of all time by Rolling Stone, Time, the Modern Library, Amazon and the BBC. An eponymous miniseries based on the novel was broadcast on ABC in 1994. From 2008 to 2012, Marvel Comics published a series of comics written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and illustrated by Mike Perkins. Another miniseries debuted on CBS All Access in December 2020, and finished airing in February 2021.
From the Inside Flap
This is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death.
And here is the bleak new world of the day after: a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people. A world in which a handful of panicky survivors choose sides -- or are chosen. A world in which good rides on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old Mother Abigail -- and the worst nightmares of evil are embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg, the dark man.
In 1978 Stephen King published The Stand, the novel that is now considered to be one of his finest works. But as it was first published, The Stand was incomplete, since more than 150,000 words had been cut from the original manuscript.
Now Stephen King's apocalyptic vision of a world blasted by plague and embroiled in an elemental struggle between good and evil has been restored to its entirety. The Stand: The Complete And Uncut Edition includes more than five hundred pages of material previously deleted, along with new material that King added as he reworked the manuscript for a new generation. It gives us new characters and endows familiar ones with new depths. It has a new beginning and a new ending. What emerges is a gripping work with the scope and moral complexity of a true epic.
or hundreds of thousands of fans who read The Stand in its original version and wanted more, this new edition is Stephen King's gift. And those who are reading The Stand for the first time will discover a triumphant and eerily plausible work of the imagination that takes on the issues that will determine our survival.
Original box from Doubleday
This item will be delivered with the original printed box from Doubleday that matches the number of the book.
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.
Bernard Albert Wrightson (October 27, 1948 – March 18, 2017), sometimes credited as Bernie Wrightson, was an American artist, known for co-creating the Swamp Thing, his adaptation of the novel Frankenstein illustration work, and for his other horror comics and illustrations, which feature his trademark intricate pen and brushwork.
"A master storyteller."--Los Angeles Times
"[The Stand] has everything. Adventure. Roman. Prophecy. Allegory. Satire. Fantasy. Realism. Apocalypse. Great!"--The New York Times Book Review
"As brilliant a dark dream as has ever been dreamed in this century."--Palm Beach Post
- Doubleday 1990
- Signed Limited First Edition of 1,250
- Full genuine leather
- Bernie Wrightson
- Signature Authenticity:
- Lifetime Guarantee of Signature Authenticity. Personally hand signed by Stephen King and Bernie Wrightson directly onto the limitation page. The autographs are not facsimiles, stamps, or auto-pens.
- Stephen King
- The Stand