One of the true classics of horror fiction, THE SHINING is regarded as one of Stephen King's masterpieces.Danny is only five years old, but in the words of old Mr Hallorann he is a 'shiner', aglow with psychic voltage. When his father becomes caretaker of the Overlook Hotel, Danny's visions grow out of control.As winter closes in and blizzards cut them off, the hotel seems to develop a life of its own. It is meant to be empty. So who is the lady in Room 217 and who are the masked guests going up and down in the elevator? ...
One of the true classics of horror fiction, THE SHINING is regarded as one of Stephen King's masterpieces.Danny is only five years old, but in the words of old Mr Hallorann he is a 'shiner', aglow with psychic voltage. When his father becomes caretaker of the Overlook Hotel, Danny's visions grow out of control.As winter closes in and blizzards cut them off, the hotel seems to develop a life of its own. It is meant to be empty. So who is the lady in Room 217 and who are the masked guests going up and down in the elevator? And why do the hedges shaped like animals seem so alive?Somewhere, somehow, there is an evil force in the hotel - and that, too, is beginning to shine ...
Fine in Fine jacket. Book. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author Rare second printing w/code S10 at page 447; matches first printing in design, dimensions. Signed by Stephen King on signature cut lightly adhered at title page. Very attractive early signature. Tan boards, black cloth spine wrap, gilt spine titles, lt. shelf wear. Deckled pages fine, no writing; speckle at lower text block edge. White endpapers, as first printing. Bind strong, hinges intact. Dust wrapper slight wear, rub; unclipped T.S. 8.95, protected in new clear sleeve. Matches original first printing. Very attractive, original wrap-around jacket illustration by Dave Christensen. Near fine in same wrapper. A benchmark in the literary career of Stephen King and his third published novel following Carrie and 'Salem's Lot. The Shining stands as a cultural icon of modern horror, a searing study of a family torn apart, and a nightmarish glimpse into the dark recesses of human weakness and dementia. The Overlook Hotel claimed the most beautiful setting of any resort in the world, but the Torrance family saw much more than its splendor. Danny, blessed-or cursed-with a shining, precognitive gift saw visions hideously beyond the comprehension of a small boy. For Jack, Wendy, and their young son it is a place where past horrors come to life. And where those gifted with the shining do battle with the darkest evils. This tale of a troubled man hired to care for a remote mountain resort over the winter, slowly but steadily unfolds as secrets from the hotel's past are revealed, and the hotel itself attempts to claim the very souls of the Torrance family. "YOU'RE THE CARETAKER, SIR. YOU'VE ALWAYS BEEN THE CARETAKER. I SHOULD KNOW, SIR. I'VE ALWAYS BEEN HERE..." Rare investment. 447 pages. 5 3/4" x 8 1/2" design. Printed in the U.S.A. Insured post.
Fine in Very Good Minus dust jacket. 8vo 8"-9" tall; 447 pages; Signed and inscribed by author on free end page: " For Susan--Best-and shine on! Stephen King 11/5/80" DJ states Book Club edition (no price) with 1169 code on back flap. Code S19 in the gutter on page 447 shows it is a later printing. This book club edition features the original wraparound cover art from the 1977 release (this cover art is no longer available). Bound in black boards, with gold embossing on the spine.; Signed by Author.
First edition, first printing. Remainder spray to lower edge, slight rubbing to spine tips, minor bump to upper front corner, still fine and bright in fine, faintly worn dust jacket in mylar cover. Clipped signature dated 8/25/80 by the author adhered to the title-page.
N/a. Very Good in Very Good jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed and Inscribed By Author First Edition, First Printing. Stated "First Edition" on copyright page with "R49" on last printed page. "$8.95" still on front jacket flap. Signed by King "For Alex-with good wishes" and dated 11/1/80. Small factory flaw w/ rear endpaper attached to rear board. Remainder mark on bottom edge.
As New in Near Fine jacket. Book. Signed by Author(s) First US Edition, First Printing. This true first edition, first printing (first impression) with required 'First Edition' to the copyright page $8.95 price to Jacket and "R49" in the gutter margin of page 447. In a near Fine Dust Jacket a shade lighter to the spine, The book itself is almost as new clearly unread with no marks, writing or tears, very light rubbing to spine. Signed by Stephen King to the title page in blue pen he has also drawn a line through his name. Exceptionally scarce signed and in collectors condition, a beautiful copy. Uncommon as a collectors copy.
First edition of the author's third novel. Octavo, original half black cloth. Signed by Stephen King on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with only light wear. "The fact is that The Shining is a masterwork, a bold product of an original vision, a novel of astonishing passion, urgency, tenderness, understanding, and invention In its uniting of an almost bruising literary power, a deep sensitivity to individual experience, and its operatic convictions, it is a very significant work of art" (Peter Straub).
Fine. F/F. 1st edition, 1st printing. Basis for the 1980 Stanley Kubrick film starring Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall and the 1997 TV mini-series starring Steven Weber and Rebecca De Mornay. INSCRIBED and dated (April 17, 1977) by author on front fep. By far the earliest date I have seen on a copy of this book. Jacket has a small, faint stain at top of rear panel. An outstanding copy! We offer a LIFETIME GUARANTEE. Contact us for details.
First edition of author's third novel. Octavo, original half black cloth. Signed by Stephen King on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. "The fact is that The Shining is a masterwork, a bold product of an original vision, a novel of astonishing passion, urgency, tenderness, understanding, and invention In its uniting of an almost bruising literary power, a deep sensitivity to individual experience, and its operatic convictions, it is a very significant work of art" (Peter Straub).
Good+ in Good+ dust jacket. The author's first best-selling hardcover and third published novel, ~SIGNED by King on the half-title page with a contemporary inscription: "Stephen King 9/20/79.." ~A nice copy in a mylared dust jacket, with clean interior pages with slight foxing on the end papers. Early edition, with code "S14" at inner margin of page 447. ~A nice addition to your Stephen King collection. $8.95 Price on Dust Jacket; 8vo 8"-9" tall; Signed by author.
Wow!! Where do I even begin? This book is definitely high on Stephen king's top 10 list of his best books. I lost a lot, and I mean A LOT of sleep. One particular scene made me throw the book across the room and hide under the covers. The isolated hotel makes everything so much scarier! The way it snows so much there's practically no escape from the crazed father. The way Wendy and Danny try to escape is very suspenseful. When you get to that part,you won't be able to put the book down. I won't tell you whether they escape or not! You have to find that out for yourself. And the quality this book was in when I bought it was surprising. When I ordered it,the condition was good. I don't normally buy books where the condition says good,but I made an exception because it was a hardcover. When the book quickly came,I was surprised because the book looked between very good and like new!! And it only cost $0.99!! I got an amazing deal. I love alibris! And I'm sure you will too!!
Apr 16, 2009
read book, saw movie, great casting for jack nickleson...adding to collection
Oct 10, 2007
This book is full of suspense. I went straight to my library to fing a copy of the book after seeing the movie. I was surprised at how different the book is. The isolation of the hotel works better in the book. The reader feels trapped with the reader and can sense the approaching doom. The family is entertaining to read, which is a good thing considering the cast is limited. The small cast helps the isolation affect.
The is a super scary book great to read at night or around Halloween.
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