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Stephen King
The Stand - Stated "FIRST EDITION" - T39 - 1st Printing - Stephen KING 1978
New York: 1978. Please see item description. The Stand KING, Stephen Publisher: Doubleday & Company Location: Garden City Date: 1978 Binding: Octavo, Thick octavo, original half bound black cloth with tan paper sides and gilt stamped lettering to spine. Pages: 823 Original Price: $12.95 Edition: First Edition Printing: First Printing Description: First Edition, First Printing of Stephen King's Hugo-nominated epic tale of apocalyptic terror, The Stand. Not only a "very superior example of its genre" (Clute & Nicholls, 666), The Stand "represents King's most ambitiously imaginative novel and the most fulfilling exploration of a predominant theme in his work: the behavior of groups functioning under the pressure of extraordinary situations" (Fantasy and Horror 6-206). A beautiful example. "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 nee … [Click Below for Full Description]
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