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The Shining. by  Stephen King - First edition stated with R49 gutter code.  - 1977 - from Zephyr Books (SKU: 291384)

The Shining.

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The Shining.

by King, Stephen

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  • hardcover
  • First
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Very good, tight and square, 9 cm. corner clipped from ffep, in a good dust jacket with chipping to spine ends and two closed te
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Garden City.: Doubleday., 1977. First edition stated with R49 gutter code. . Quarter black cloth over brown boards, gilt spine title. . Very good, tight and square, 9 cm. corner clipped from ffep, in a good dust jacket with chipping to spine ends and two closed tears and a lightly sunned spine. $8.95 price on dust jacket flap.. 21.5x14.5 cm. . weight: 1.3 lb.

Synopsis

Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. Among his most recent are 11/22/63 ; Full Dark, No Stars ; Under the Dome ; Just After Sunset; Duma Key ; Lisey’s Story ; Cell ; and the concluding novels in the Dark Tower saga: Wolves of the Calla , Song of Susannah , and The Dark Tower. His acclaimed nonfiction book, On Writing , is also a bestseller. He was the recipient of the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, and in 2007, he received the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. He lives in Maine with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.

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On Feb 3 2019, a reader said:
My goodness, this book is amazing. I love the way King writes his characters and stories, and this is no exception. The Overlook is so amazing yet creepy and Jack is such an amazing character.
On Jul 13 2014, CloggieDownunder said:
The Shining is the fourth novel by popular American author, Stephen King. Unemployed professor of literature and recovering alcoholic, Jack Torrance takes a job as winter caretaker of the Overlook Hotel in the mountains of Colorado. His wife, Wendy is hopeful he can conquer his demons during their half year in the mountains and get on with his writing. His five year old son, Daniel, is plagued by pre-cognitive visions that seem to be facilitated by his imaginary friend, Tony; they are often pleasant but sometimes uncomfortable and occasionally downright terrifying. When the family arrives at the Overlook, the cook, Dick Hallorann takes Daniel aside and tells him he “shines”, and gives him some welcome reassurance and advice. The Overlook hotel has links to underworld characters and has been the scene of murders, suicides and gangland-style executions. Danny senses in the Overlook a certain malevolence, a certain power, and feels the presence of past victims. After some months of almost idyllic existence, the hotel and the Torrance family are cut off from the town of Sidewinder by heavy snowfalls and impassable roads. And then the hotel begins to exert its influence on Jack and his family. Or is it just an alcoholic succumbing to cabin fever? King expertly portrays alcoholism and the descent into psychosis, and gives the reader characters of some complexity who find themselves rushing headlong into a heart-stopping climax. With Danny’s narration, King uses wordplay to highlight the ambiguity of spoken English. Readers who have seen the 1980 Kubrick movie (which departs markedly from the book and disappointed King) will picture Jack Nicholson as Torrance (despite his lack of blonde hair). King once again proves he is a master story-teller, as readers who make the effort to reread this as a prequel to Doctor Sleep will discover afresh. A bestseller that is a brilliant read.

Details

Bookseller
Zephyr Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
291384
Title
The Shining.
Author
King, Stephen
Format/binding
Quarter black cloth over brown boards, gilt spine title.
Book condition
Used - Very good, tight and square, 9 cm. corner clipped from ffep, in a good dust jacket with chipping to spine ends and two closed te
Quantity available
1
Edition
First edition stated with R49 gutter code.
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Doubleday.
Place of Publication
Garden City.
Date published
1977
Pages
447 pp.
Bookseller catalogs
Horror;
Size
21.5x14.5 cm.

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Zephyr Books is owned and operated by Lee and Ivye Johnson. We have been in the book business in Reno, Nevada since 1994. We have operated both brick and mortar, as well as online exclusive shops. We closed our brick and mortar shop in 2013, and now offer an exclusive selection of rare, collectible, and antiquarian books online only.

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gutter
The inside margin of a book, connecting the pages to the joints near the binding.
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...[more]
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
ffep
A common abbreviation for Front Free EndPaper. Generally, it is the first page of a book and is part of a single sheet that...[more]
jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...[more]
sunned
Damage done to a book cover or dust jacket caused by exposure to direct sunlight.  Very strong fluorescent light can cause...[more]
chipping
A defect in which small pieces are missing from the edges; fraying or small pieces of paper missing the edge of a paperback, or...[more]
First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in...[more]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
tight
Used to mean that the binding of a book has not been overly loosened by frequent use.

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