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The Stand

by Stephen King

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


Doubleday, 1978. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Doubleday & Company, New York 1978. First Edition / First Printing. Stated First Edition, no additional printings. Jacket priced at $12.95. T39 at the last page of text. Book Condition: Very Good+, tight spine, shelf wear, light spots. Owner inscription at the front endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+, shelf wear, light spots. Tears at the jacket spine. In a new removable mylar cover.


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The Stand is a post-apocalyptic horror/fantasy novel by American author Stephen King. It re-works the scenario in his earlier short story, Night Surf. The novel was originally published in 1978 and was later re-released in 1990 as The Stand: The Complete & Uncut Edition; King restored some text originally cut for brevity, added and revised sections, changed the setting of the story from 1985 to 1990, and updated a few pop culture references accordingly. The Stand was nominated for the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel in 1979, and was adapted into both a television miniseries for ABC and a graphic novel published by Marvel Comics.

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