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 . . .
Very Good in Very Good jacket. A VERY SPECIAL ASSOCIATION COPY SIGNED BY STEPHEN KING to the agent who brought actor Courtland Mead (star of The Shining film) into his life. VG condition: clean text (but there's a small spot on the 2nd blank page); solid boards with some corner wear; an attractive price-intact dust jacket with only light wear. Looks terrific in new mylar. Later printing of this edition. Expedited and international shipping are welcome; signed by author.
Good in Good jacket. Book. Inscribed By Author Signed Shelf 1110 Spine slant; paper lightly browned; rubbing to edges and corners of covers; signed by author at a SF convention in Nashville with inscription, " For Larry, Be well, Stephen King 5/4/80"; glue residue on FEP; FFEP and FREP; no stamps, or any other indication of library; appears owner simply glued the DJ flaps to the book but no longer attached; stated first edition; T.S. on front DJ flap; R 49 on last page of book; DJ covered by plastic but has glue residue on both flaps, light browning, and front flap has very small dog ear at tip of bottom corner; Not a book club (BC)copy. Not a remainder smoke free. PHOTOS POSTED WITH OUR BOOKS ARE STOCK AND DO NOT NECESSARILY REFLECT CONDITION OR EDITION OF BOOK OFFERED FOR SALE. WE DO NOT POST THE PHOTOS.
Cloth backed boards, upper corners slightly bumped, otherwise fine. Dust jacket spine slightly faded. Inscribed and signed "for Ray Dulin with best wishes...and shine on" and signed by King, dated 6/11/88.
Very Good+ in Near Fine jacket. Book. Inscribed By Author Signed Shelf 1110 Text clean; book tight; stated first edition; signed by Stephen Kimg to me personally at the Kubla Khan Science Fiction Convention in Nashville, TN in 1979. Mr. King has signed several other books for me over the years; signed with inscription, " For Larry-Be well, Stephen King 10/12/79"; remainder spray to bottom edge of paper; T.S. on front DJ flap; R49 on last page; original price $8.95; slight foxing to top edge of paper; DJ has a bit of very light browning and a bit of light general wear two extremely small areas of rubbing on rear; Not a book club (BC)copy. Not ex library, smoke free. PHOTOS POSTED WITH OUR BOOKS ARE STOCK AND DO NOT NECESSARILY REFLECT CONDITION OR EDITION OF BOOK OFFERED FOR SALE. WE DO NOT POST THE PHOTOS.
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.
Very good in very good dust jacket. Signed by author. First edition first printing of this novel. The price of the dj flap is $8.95 and the R49 is present on pg 447 making this the true first. SIGNED by Stephen King at the 2007 Edgar Awards. The dj has... Glued binding. Paper over boards. With dust jacket. Audience: Young adult.
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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