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The Stand by Stephen King - Hardcover - Book Club Edition - 1978 - from Uncommon Works, IOBA and

The Stand

by Stephen King

Condition: Good +/good +

Garden City: Doubleday & Co., Inc., 1978. Book Club Edition. 1/4 cloth. Good +/good +. A good + contemporary Book Club Edition of King's 5th novel, in a good+ dust jacket. Other works page stops with this title and no mention of edition or other printings on copyright page, so assumed 1978. Black paper boards with beige quarter cloth spine, and brown titling on spine. Head and tail of spine are bumped in with small closed tears from handling, text block shows yellowing on fore-edge, and minor soil spot on base of fore-edge. Otherwise, tight and clean with light toning to pages often found in a book club edition. In original, good DJ showing swordsman battling bird-figure. Good+ DJ is chipped and has closed tears, and some soiling. Dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. DJ has numbers 02138 on back cover. 823 pp. Octavo, 5 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches tall.

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.

  • Seller: Uncommon Works, IOBA US (US)
  • Seller: Inventory #: KING-07
  • Title: The Stand
  • Author: Stephen King
  • Format/binding:1/4 cloth
  • Book condition: Used - Good +
  • Jacket condition: good +
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: Book Club Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Doubleday & Co., Inc.
  • Place: Garden City
  • Date published: 1978
  • Keywords: King, horror, apocalypse
  • Bookseller catalogs: Bestseller Firsts;
  • Subjects: FICTION / Horror;


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