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The Shining

The Shining by King. Stephen - A First Edition, First Printing 1st Printing - 1977 - from James Graham, Bookseller, ABAA (SKU: 004418)
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The Shining

by King. Stephen

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  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
Near Fine/Near Fine
ISBN 10
0385121679
ISBN 13
9780385121675
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New York : Doubleday, 1977. A First Edition, First Printing 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Near fine in a near fine unclipped dust jacket. First edition statement on copyright page and code of R49 present in the gutter of page 447. Spine ends of volume pushed, light shelf wear to bottom of boards. Jacket with a couple of stains on the verso that bleed somewhat onto the front panel and spine, but also kind of blends in given the color of the jacket.

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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Reviews

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.

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Details

book dealer
James Graham, Bookseller, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
004418
Title
The Shining
Author
King. Stephen
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
A First Edition, First Printing 1st Printing
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0385121679
ISBN 13
9780385121675
Publisher
Doubleday
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1977
Pages
478

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gutter
The inside margin of a book, connecting the pages to the joints near the binding.
Copyright page
The page in a book that describes the lineage of that book, typically including the book's author, publisher, date of... [more]
shelf wear
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First Edition
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jacket
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fine
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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]
verso
The page bound on the left side of a book, opposite to the recto page.

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