527 pp; Book and jacket in fine condition. Jacket has minor edge wear and has clear plastic protector. This is a nice, clean, tight and very attractive copy. Bookseller Inventory # 301088
Synopsis: Four novellas by the master of horror fiction.
Review: Different Seasons (1982) is a collection of four novellas, markedly different in tone and subject, each on the theme of a journey. The first is a rich, satisfying, nonhorrific tale about an innocent man who carefully nurtures hope and devises a wily scheme to escape from prison. The second concerns a boy who discards his innocence by enticing an old man to travel with him into a reawakening of long-buried evil. In the third story, a writer looks back on the trek he took with three friends on the brink of adolescence to find another boy's corpse. The trip becomes a character-rich rite of passage from youth to maturity.
These first three novellas have been made into well-received movies: "Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption" into Frank Darabont's 1994 The Shawshank Redemption (available as a screenplay, a DVD film, and an audiocassette), "Apt Pupil" into Bryan Singer's 1998 film Apt Pupil (also released in 1998 on audiocassette), and "The Body" into Rob Reiner's Stand by Me (1986).
The final novella, "Breathing Lessons," is a horror yarn told by a doctor, about a patient whose indomitable spirit keeps her baby alive under extraordinary circumstances. It's the tightest, most polished tale in the collection. --Fiona Webster
Title: DIFFERENT SEASONS
Publisher: The Viking Press
Publication Date: 1982
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing.
Book Description Viking: NY, 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. About fine first book club ed. Tight, clean book, free of former owner writing or bookplates with a touch of bumping to corners. About fine, DJ with minor wear to edges, jacket will arrive in a fresh mylar cover. The jacket art and book format are the same as the first trade ed, just a club blind stamp on rear board and no price on DJ flap. * (THIS BOOK IS IN OUR POSSESSION. WE SHIP MOST BOOKS SIX DAYS A WEEK AND WILL CONFIRM WITH TRACKING NUMBER FOR DOMESTIC ORDERS OR CUSTOMS NUMBER FOR NON DOMESTIC) *; 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 13044
Book Description Viking Press, New York, 1982. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Later Printing. Dj has light edgewear with a few small tears. Very light wear. Vrey light soiling. Lightly bumped corners. Inked gift inscription on front endpage. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 18351
Book Description Gallery, 1982. Booklet. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First Edition. Soft Cover-wraps. Good. First Edition. 26 pages. Pullout booklet with two staples from Gallery magazine. A sound little booklet with rubbed covers and normal age tone to contents, free of former owner writing or bookplates. ** (This book is in our possession. We ship most books six days a week and will confirm with tracking number for domestic orders or customs number for non domestic) ** ; 8vo; 26 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 13057
Book Description 1982. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Very Good/Very Good 1st edition 1st printing in an unclipped dust jacket. Small rubbed spot on the front panel of the jacket and another small rubbed spot on the front flap. A very nice clean copy that shows just light use and wear. Clean and tight. Bookseller Inventory # 24297
Book Description The Viking Press, New Haven, CT, 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. The boards are blue. The spine strip is navy blue with blue and copper lettering. The content has four stories: 1. Hope Springs Eternal; Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption. 2. Summer of Corruption; Apt Pupil. 3. Fall from Innocence; The Body. 4. A Winter's Tale; The Breathing Method. No other date of publication is given. The text block ends are lightly tanned. The top end has foxing. About a fourth of each endpaper has darkened a little. DJ: The front flap has the publisher's $16.95 and 0882. The bottom edge of the back panel has a 1/8 in. scrape and a 3/8 in. peeled tear. On the reverse side, the spine panel is a little darkened or lightly stained along the top and bottom edges. Scans e-mailed upon request. Bookseller Inventory # 016030
Book Description VIKING, New York, 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition/First Printing. A square solid tight carefully read copy. This copy has some lightish soil on theedges of the text block, two corner bumps, possible binding glue over run to the bottom edge of the front paste down and ffep, previous owner's book plate to reverse of front board. The 16.95 jacket has some rubbing wear, edge wear, chipping at the top and heel of the spine, damage caused by the bumps mentioned above. Three of the four novellas in this book have been made into some rather good, pretty popular movies including Stand By Me, The Shawshank Redemption and Apt Pupil. THIS COPY IS IN MY POSSESSION AND WILL NORMALLY SHIP NEXT DAY. Not an easy first printing to find anywhere at any price. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 040452
Book Description VIKING PRESS, NY, 1982. HARD BACK BLUE. Book Condition: GOOD. JACKET: GOOD DJ. DJ is torn on bottom of spine,and creased around the front cover this is not a stated first edition. There is no price on the dust jacket. General shelf wear, slightly soiled endpages, worn extremities. DATE PUBLISHED: 1982 EDITION: 527. Bookseller Inventory # 063622
Book Description VIking Press, 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 1st printing. Unmakred copy showing some reader's use and handling. Jacket is price-clipped and rubbed, and in a protective mylar cover. 527pp. Collects King's four acclaimed novellas: Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption, Apt Pupil, The Body, and The Breathing Method. Dust jacket art by Kinuko Y. Craft. Size: 8vo - 8" - 9" Tall. Bookseller Inventory # 055197
Book Description The Viking Press, 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Clean and tight. DJ has slight wear on edges. In archival cover. Bookseller Inventory # 059651
Book Description VIking Press, 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 1st printing. Unmakred copy showing some reader's use and handling. Dust jacket is lighty rubbed, original price remains intact on front flap. In a new mylar cover. 527pp. Collects King's four acclaimed novellas: Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption, Apt Pupil, The Body, and The Breathing Method. Dust jacket art by Kinuko Y. Craft. Size: 8vo - 8" - 9" Tall. Bookseller Inventory # 055122