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Danse Macabre by Stephen King - First edition, 1st Printing - 1981 - from Pontaccio (SKU: 42575)

Danse Macabre

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Danse Macabre

by Stephen King

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Everest House- First edition, First Printing with RRD281 code to copyright page.

Photo portrait of Stephen King in his 30's on the rear cover.

In the his introduction, King credits Bill Thompson, the editor of his first five published novels, and later editor at Doubleday, as being the inspiration for its creation.

"The concept intrigued and frightened me at the same time."

Additionally, King classifies the genre into three well-defined, descending levels—terror, horror, and revulsion.

400 pages illustrated

CONTENTS: Forenote; I October 4, 1957, and an Invitation to Dance; II Tales of the Hook; III Tales of the Tarot; IV An Annoying Autobiographical Pause; V Radio and the Set of Reality; VI The Modern American Horror Movie--Text and Subtext; VII The Horror Movie as Junk Food; VIII The Glass Teat, or, This Monster Was Brought to You by Gainesburgers; IX Horror Fiction; X The Last Waltz--Horror and Morality, Horror and Magic; Afterword; Appendix 1. The Films; Appendix 2.


Danse Macabre is a non-fiction book by the popular horror author, Stephen King. The 1981 publication is about horror fiction in print, TV, radio, film and comics, and the influence of contemporary societal fears and anxieties on the genre. 


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Danse Macabre
Stephen King
movies stills throughout by various photographers
Clean unmarked red boards with cloth spine. Light foxing top outer edge Unclipped jacket with halfway up seam tear along right
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First edition, 1st Printing
Everest House
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New York
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Horror films review by Stephen King Monster movies Scare tactics in media
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