Danse Macabre

Stephen King

Published by Brilliance Corporation, 2013
ISBN 10: 1480541834 / ISBN 13: 9781480541832
Used / CD-Audio / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

Language: English . Brand New. The author whose boundless imagination and storytelling powers have redefined the horror genre, from 1974 s Carrie to his epic Under the Dome, reflects on the very nature of terror what scares us and why in films (both cheesy and choice), television and radio, and, of course, the horror novel, past and present.Informal, engaging, tremendous fun, and tremendously informative, Danse Macabre is an essential tour with the master of horror as your guide; much like his spellbinding works of fiction, you won t be able to put it down. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by Goodreads:
3.63 avg rating
(21,950 ratings)

Synopsis:

The author whose boundless imagination and storytelling powers have redefined the horror genre, from 1974’s Carrie to his epic Under the Dome, reflects on the very nature of terror—what scares us and why—in films (both cheesy and choice), television and radio, and, of course, the horror novel, past and present.

Informal, engaging, tremendous fun, and tremendously informative, Danse Macabre is an essential tour with the master of horror as your guide; much like his spellbinding works of fiction, you won’t be able to put it down.

Review: In the fall of 1978 (between The Stand and The Dead Zone), Stephen King taught a course at the University of Maine on "Themes in Supernatural Literature." As he writes in the foreword to this book, he was nervous at the prospect of "spending a lot of time in front of a lot of people talking about a subject in which I had previously only felt my way instinctively, like a blind man." The course apparently went well, and as with most teaching experiences, it was as instructive, if not more so, to the teacher as it was to the students. Thanks to a suggestion from his former editor at Doubleday, King decided to write Danse Macabre as a personal record of the thoughts about horror that he developed and refined as a result of that course.

The outcome is an utterly charming book that reads as if King were sitting right there with you, shooting the breeze. He starts on October 4, 1957, when he was 10 years old, watching a Saturday matinee of Earth vs. the Flying Saucers. Just as the saucers were mounting their attack on "Our Nation's Capital," the movie was suddenly turned off. The manager of the theater walked out onto the stage and announced, "The Russians have put a space satellite into orbit around the earth. They call it ... Spootnik."

That's how the whole book goes: one simple, yet surprisingly pertinent, anecdote or observation after another. King covers the gamut of horror as he'd experienced it at that point in 1978 (a period of about 30 years): folk tales, literature, radio, good movies, junk movies, and the "glass teat". It's colorful, funny, and nostalgic--and also strikingly intelligent. --Fiona Webster

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: Danse Macabre
Publisher: Brilliance Corporation
Publication Date: 2013
Binding: CD-Audio
Book Condition: New
Edition: Unabridged.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Published by 8/1/2013 (2013)
ISBN 10: 1480541834 ISBN 13: 9781480541832
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 8/1/2013, 2013. Condition: New. Danse Macabre. Seller Inventory # BBS-9781480541832

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 11.84
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Stephen King
Published by BRILLIANCE AUDIO (2013)
ISBN 10: 1480541834 ISBN 13: 9781480541832
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description BRILLIANCE AUDIO, 2013. CD-Audio. Condition: New. Unabridged. Language: English . Brand New. The author whose boundless imagination and storytelling powers have redefined the horror genre, from 1974 s Carrie to his epic Under the Dome, reflects on the very nature of terror--what scares us and why--in films (both cheesy and choice), television and radio, and, of course, the horror novel, past and present. Informal, engaging, tremendous fun, and tremendously informative, Danse Macabre is an essential tour with the master of horror as your guide; much like his spellbinding works of fiction, you won t be able to put it down. Seller Inventory # AAS9781480541832

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 13.36
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Stephen King
Published by Brilliance Corp (2013)
ISBN 10: 1480541834 ISBN 13: 9781480541832
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Brilliance Corp, 2013. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # TH9781480541832

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 14.09
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.53
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

King, Stephen
ISBN 10: 1480541834 ISBN 13: 9781480541832
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2013. CD. Condition: New. New Audiobook. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # KF-9781480541832

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 11.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Stephen King
Published by BRILLIANCE AUDIO (2013)
ISBN 10: 1480541834 ISBN 13: 9781480541832
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description BRILLIANCE AUDIO, 2013. CD-Audio. Condition: New. Unabridged. Language: English . Brand New. The author whose boundless imagination and storytelling powers have redefined the horror genre, from 1974 s Carrie to his epic Under the Dome, reflects on the very nature of terror--what scares us and why--in films (both cheesy and choice), television and radio, and, of course, the horror novel, past and present. Informal, engaging, tremendous fun, and tremendously informative, Danse Macabre is an essential tour with the master of horror as your guide; much like his spellbinding works of fiction, you won t be able to put it down. Seller Inventory # AAS9781480541832

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 16.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Stephen King
ISBN 10: 1480541834 ISBN 13: 9781480541832
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
AussieBookSeller
(SILVERWATER, NSW, Australia)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Compact Disc. Condition: New. Compact Disc. Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 0.299. Seller Inventory # 9781480541832

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 19.67
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 37.00
From Australia to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Stephen King
Published by Brilliance Audio (2013)
ISBN 10: 1480541834 ISBN 13: 9781480541832
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Brilliance Audio, 2013. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1480541834

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.65
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

King, Stephen/ Dufris, William (Narrator)
Published by Brilliance Audio (2013)
ISBN 10: 1480541834 ISBN 13: 9781480541832
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Brilliance Audio, 2013. Audio CD. Condition: Brand New. unabridged edition. 7.00x5.00x1.37 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # z-1480541834

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 23.01
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.06
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

King, Stephen
Published by Brilliance Audio (2013)
ISBN 10: 1480541834 ISBN 13: 9781480541832
Used Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Brilliance Audio, 2013. Audio CD. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P021480541834

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 39.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

King, Stephen
Published by Brilliance Audio (2013)
ISBN 10: 1480541834 ISBN 13: 9781480541832
Used Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Brilliance Audio, 2013. Audio CD. Condition: Like New. Almost new condition. Seller Inventory # P011480541834

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 40.79
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 2 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book