A new collection of short stories, several being published for the first time, offers a spine-tingling journey to the nightmare world created by a master of sheer terror and grotesque imagination. 1,500,000 first printing. $400,000 ad/promo. BOMC.
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Many people who write about horror literature maintain that mood is its most important element. Stephen King disagrees: "My deeply held conviction is that story must be paramount.... All other considerations are secondary--theme, mood, even characterization and language."
These fine stories, each written in what King calls "a burst of faith, happiness, and optimism," prove his point. The theme, mood, characters, and language vary, but throughout, a sense of story reigns supreme. Nightmares & Dreamscapes contains 20 short tales--including several never before published--plus one teleplay, one poem, and one nonfiction piece about kids and baseball that appeared in the New Yorker. The subjects include vampires, zombies, an evil toy, man-eating frogs, the burial of a Cadillac, a disembodied finger, and a wicked stepfather. The style ranges from King's well-honed horror to a Ray Bradbury-like fantasy voice to an ambitious pastiche of Raymond Chandler and Ross MacDonald. And like a compact disc with a bonus track, the book ends with a charming little tale not listed in the table of contents--a parable called "The Beggar and the Diamond." --Fiona WebsterAbout the Author:
STEPHEN KING is a prolific and perennially bestselling author and an recognized master of the horror genre. He was the 2003 recipient of The National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.
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Book Description Viking; First Printing of the First Edition, edition (October 13, 1993), 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. This Novel is for a Collector of True Stephen King First Editions FIRST PRINTING w/full Number Line Hardcover: 816 pages Publisher: Viking; First Edition edition (October 13, 1993) Language: English ISBN-10: 0670851086 ISBN-13: 978-0670851089 Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 2.4 x 9.6 inches Shipping Weight: 3 pounds Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (256 customer reviews)Due to size and weight A little extra postage is required, Amount depends on destination Priority and International orders will require additional postage. More Information | Ask Bookseller This is a wonderful cornucopia of 23 Stephen King moments (including a teleplay featuring Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, a poem about Ebbet's Field and a brilliant New Yorker piece on Little League baseball) that even the author, in his introduction, acknowledges make up "an uneven Aladdin's cave of a book." There are no stories fans will want to skip, and some are superb, particularly "You Know They Got a Hell of a Band, 1st Printing Language: eng. Bookseller Inventory # 524
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