'THE STAND is a masterpiece' (Guardian). Set in a plague-decimated US, King's thrilling American fantasy epic, is a Classic.First come the days of the plague. Then come the dreams.Dark dreams that warn of the coming of the dark man. The apostate of death, his worn-down boot heels tramping the night roads. The warlord of the charnel house and Prince of Evil.His time is at hand. His empire grows in the west and the Apocalypse looms.When a man crashes his car into a petrol station, he brings with him the foul corpses of his ...
'THE STAND is a masterpiece' (Guardian). Set in a plague-decimated US, King's thrilling American fantasy epic, is a Classic.First come the days of the plague. Then come the dreams.Dark dreams that warn of the coming of the dark man. The apostate of death, his worn-down boot heels tramping the night roads. The warlord of the charnel house and Prince of Evil.His time is at hand. His empire grows in the west and the Apocalypse looms.When a man crashes his car into a petrol station, he brings with him the foul corpses of his wife and daughter. He dies and it doesn't take long for the plague which killed him to spread across America and the world.
Illustrated by Berni Wrightson. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 9780517219010. No Priority shipping. International orders may require additional postage.; Full number line. Complete, uncut, and Illustrated by Berni Wrightson.; Modern Classics; 9.58 X 6.44 X 2.33 inches; 1200 pages.
Fine in N-Fine jacket. Book A square solid tight clean un-read copy. This copy is slightly concave at the top of the spine. The 24.95 jacket has some light rubbing, light edge wear, has acquired several smallish wrinkles on the front cover probably during the lamination process. A monster at 1100+ pages with NONE of the wear usually associated with a copy of this book. If you were looking for an addition to your collection you might just have found it. A nice copy. THIS COPY IS IN MY POSSESSION AND WILL NORMALLY SHIP NEXT DAY.
Near Fine in Fine dust jacket. London: Hodder & Stoughton . Near Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1990. First Edition. Hardcover. 0340358955. First edition. Precedes the US edition. 1007+ pages, illustrated. Near Fine or better copy [slight bowing to the front board] in Fine Dust Wrapper..
Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket. First complete and uncut edition (original edition was published in 1978). Near fine hardcover shows a hint of rubbing, tiny soil spot at front paste down and light cave along spine due to the massive size, else tight and clean, in near fine dust jacket (price at flap) that shows some wrinkling to laminate running across the rear panel beneath King's photo. 1153 pages with illustrations by Bernie Wrighton. Good looking copy of this uncut version of King's notable novel.
Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 0385199570. A sticker shadow to the back panel. This edition restores approximately 150, 000 words that were deleted from the original 1978 edition and also updates the timeline of the story.
Fine; Collectible. THE STAND: THE COMPLETE & UNCUT EDITION by Stephen King.......................The master of horror sells lemonade.......................This is the MASSIVE OVERSIZED softcover only stated DOUBLEDAY COMPLETE & UNCUT FIRST Edition FROM 1990. Other than the slightest hint of cover creasing (no dj), the book is in excellent reading condition. There are no rips, tears, markings, etc. ---and the pages and binding are tight (see photo). **Note: All books listed as FIRST EDITIONS are stated by the publisher in words or number lines--or--only stated editions that include only the publisher and publication date. Check my feedback to see that I sell exactly as I describe. So bid now for this magnificent, impossible-to-find LITERARY / HORROR COLLECTIBLE.
I'm not Stephen King's biggest fan, but I've always had a weakness for THE STAND. One thing I've always appreciated about Stephen King is his liberal doses of gallows humor -- and that is very much in evidence here (particularly in the early chapters as a plague is passed from one unsuspecting victim to the next).
I first read THE STAND during the summer of either 1979 or 1980. I recently decided to reread it and dutifully bought the "uncut" version for my Kindle. Unfortunately King didn't just put back pages from his original manuscript, he also updated the action and references. I found this very distracting, so I immediately came to Alibris to purchase a copy of the original version of the novel... which I think is much better.
Jul 30, 2010
i have really enjoy the book the stand I feel it is one of the b est books that he had written also I would reconned it to anyone. the book actually give more stuff than the movie. It keep you on your seat wondering what going to happen next. thanks for getting it for me kathy cox.
Apr 16, 2009
another great book....also series on tv....will add to collection for birthday gift.
May 11, 2007
Good Read for summer
This is a long and detailed tail in the King tradition. You must be a dedicated reader in order to start this one. But it's worth it.
Apr 6, 2007
Possibly the greatest novel?
Well in my humble opinion it is the greatest piece of fiction I have read. The depth that you get to go into the lives and mins of each one of these characters is staggering. What a more over-played out theme (the struggle of good verses evil) to take onand truely do something original with. I can't say enough about the style this book was written in. The attention to detail the history of each player laid out so that the reader can form whole opinions based the merit or character flaws of every piece on the chess board. no stone left unturned so that when the books apocalyptic theme starts to develope you are actually in a position to feel like you can pass judgement on who should triumph or fal.
It is often hard for me to find characters in mass market novels that really scare me, and make my skin crawl. The killer who takes on the identity of Vincent Mungo in the Shane Stevens novel "By Reason of Insanity", or the pretyy rich boy nut job in Bret Easton Elliss' "American psycho" both hit the mark. But evil pound for evil pound, the "waking dude" in "The Stand" scared the crud out of me. With an understated grace almost he draws people in to a living nightmare that surrounds him and dictates his every move and thought.
And on the good side of the Rocky Mountains,lovable heroes by the truck load. a team of misfits that despite being as mixed up and challenged as the scumbags out to get them, mange to succeed in winning the readers hearts and leave them cheering.
Just great entertainment for hours and hours. I've reread it 6 times since my first go around the lonely highways of Stephen Kings imagination.
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