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Under the Dome: A Novel  [Signed Collector's Edition] by  Stephen King - Signed First Edition - 2009 - from BiblioStax and Biblio.com

Under the Dome: A Novel [Signed Collector's Edition]

by King, Stephen

Condition: Fine/Fine


New York, London, Toronto, Sydney: Scribner, Publisher, 2009. Limited signed edition of 1,500. From copyright: "This Scribner collector's edition November, 2009." Beautifully flat signed by Stephen King at front endpaper: "Stephen King". Black full cloth boards, silver embossed spine titles, fine. Horace Greeley, the feisty Corgi, blind-stamped at front board. Pages fine, and with the addition of a black satin ribbon marker; no writing. Pictorial map endpapers in color special to this edition. Fine bind; hinges intact. Dust wrapper fine; unclipped 200.00, protected in new clear sleeve. Classic wrap-around jacket art by Platinum FMD and design by Rex Bonomelli using a combination of illustration, photographs, and 3D renderings w/cover, spine titles, and publisher info being the only words on entire jacket. This special wrapper features wrap-around orange metallic half-jacket with the titles. This edition illustrated by Matthew Diffee. Features frontispiece and illustrated character vignettes before each chapter and also the matching collector cards with summary descriptions at back; preserved in small case. Re-live the story through the cards. Impressive finely crafted volume weighing in at over four lbs. An invisible and mysterious force field descends upon a small fictional town of Chester's Mill, Maine, USA, trapping residents inside, cut off from the rest of civilization. The trapped townsfolk must discover the secrets and purpose of the "dome" and its origins, while coming to learn more than they ever knew about each other. Don't be caught in Chester's Mill on Dome Day. King's epic novel continues the intrigue. On a beautiful fall day, the town of Chester's Mill is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. No one knows what this barrier is and when - or if - it will go away. After the firmament seals off Chester Mills from the rest of the world, it is up to Dale Barbara, an Iraq veteran, and a select group of citizens to save the town, if they can get past Big Jim Rennie, a murderous politician, his son, who hides a horrible secret in his home, and a strange device at the center. "THE PERFECT AMERICAN SMALL TOWN... " 1074 pages. Large 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" x 3" design. Printed in the U.S.A. Insured post.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Illus. by Diffee, Matthew . 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book.

The town of Chester's Mill, Maine, is suddenly covered by a dome, an invisible force field on a normal, autumn day. A small team of honorable townspeople stand up to try to figure out what is happening, and why, only to draw the attention of Big Jim Rennie, a loud-mouthed town politician. Is the dome truly the largest threat facing the town?




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On May 31 2011, West of Eden Books said:
  "Stephen King fans will love this book. The size, over a thousand pages, won't daunt anyone who read "The Stand" or "It". It's King at his best; a Maine town full of interesting characters, both good and bad; a fight between evil and good; tales of corruption and insanity.The premise is simple- what happens if a small town is suddenly submerged under an impregnable dome? The slow realization of what it means as the townspeople struggle for supplies, power and ultimately for air, makes for a great read. The interaction of the characters is what makes it a great King book."

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