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The Shining

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The Shining

by Stephen King

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  • Signed
  • First
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About This Item

First edition, first impression (Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1977), with dust jacket price of $8.95, 'First Edition' on the copyright page and 'R49' in the margin of page 447. Signed and inscribed by the author to the front endpaper: 'For Stanley - Best. and shine on! Stephen King 1/15/82'. Fine book with a little rubbing to spine tips in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing to spine tips and corners; a couple of very small chips to corners; some light toning to spine panel verso, as is common. An excellent example of a classic of the genre.

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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Fine Book Cellar ABA ILAB PBFA GB (GB)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
1476183138374
Title
The Shining
Author
Stephen King
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
First
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Doubleday & Company, Inc
Date Published
1977
Keywords
stephen king, The Shining, First, Signed
Bookseller catalogs
Stephen King; Modern First Editions; Signed First Editions; Books to Film; Horror;

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Copyright page
The page in a book that describes the lineage of that book, typically including the book's author, publisher, date of... [More]
jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps... [More]
verso
The page bound on the left side of a book, opposite to the recto page.
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]
fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the... [More]
inscribed
When a book is described as being inscribed, it indicates that a short note written by the author or a previous owner has been... [More]
rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.

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