823 pp; Book and jacket in fine condition, jacket is protected by clear plastic brodart. Very minor edge scuffing on the jacket corners, top foredge slightly toned. Price is intact, T39 in gutter of last page. A very nice, clean, tight and attractive copy. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: This is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death.
And here is the bleak new world of the day after: a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people. A world in which a handful of panicky survivors choose sides -- or are chosen. A world in which good rides on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old Mother Abigail -- and the worst nightmares of evil are embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg, the dark man.
In 1978 Stephen King published The Stand, the novel that is now considered to be one of his finest works. But as it was first published, The Stand was incomplete, since more than 150,000 words had been cut from the original manuscript.
Now Stephen King's apocalyptic vision of a world blasted by plague and embroiled in an elemental struggle between good and evil has been restored to its entirety. The Stand : The Complete And Uncut Edition includes more than five hundred pages of material previously deleted, along with new material that King added as he reworked the manuscript for a new generation. It gives us new characters and endows familiar ones with new depths. It has a new beginning and a new ending. What emerges is a gripping work with the scope and moral comlexity of a true epic.
For hundreds of thousands of fans who read The Stand in its original version and wanted more, this new edition is Stephen King's gift. And those who are reading The Stand for the first time will discover a triumphant and eerily plausible work of the imagination that takes on the issues that will determine our survival.
Review: In 1978, science fiction writer Spider Robinson wrote a scathing review of The Stand in which he exhorted his readers to grab strangers in bookstores and beg them not to buy it.
The Stand is like that. You either love it or hate it, but you can't ignore it. Stephen King's most popular book, according to polls of his fans, is an end-of-the-world scenario: a rapidly mutating flu virus is accidentally released from a U.S. military facility and wipes out 99 and 44/100 percent of the world's population, thus setting the stage for an apocalyptic confrontation between Good and Evil.
"I love to burn things up," King says. "It's the werewolf in me, I guess.... The Stand was particularly fulfilling, because there I got a chance to scrub the whole human race, and man, it was fun! ... Much of the compulsive, driven feeling I had while I worked on The Stand came from the vicarious thrill of imagining an entire entrenched social order destroyed in one stroke."
There is much to admire in The Stand: the vivid thumbnail sketches with which King populates a whole landscape with dozens of believable characters; the deep sense of nostalgia for things left behind; the way it subverts our sense of reality by showing us a world we find familiar, then flipping it over to reveal the darkness underneath. Anyone who wants to know, or claims to know, the heart of the American experience needs to read this book. --Fiona Webster
Title: THE STAND
Publication Date: 1978
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing.
Book Description Doubleday. Condition: Very Good. Used - Very Good Item may show signs of wear. May contain some writing and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 1-S-2-5702
Book Description Doubleday, 1978. Condition: UsedAcceptable. book. Seller Inventory # M0385121687_4
Book Description Houghton and Mifflin: BOSTON, 1968. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Very good+ stated first printing of author's second book. Tight and clean, free of former owner writing or bookplates, small bump to side edge of front board. Neatly price clipped very good jacket, spine lettering fade, lighter than front panel. Jacket will arrive in a fresh mylar cover. * (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. Seller Inventory # 13798
Book Description Doubleday Books, Garden City, NY, 1978. Hardcover. Condition: Acceptable. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. Audience: General/trade. 0385121687 Fair in fair dust jacket. Book club edition. Dust jacket has multiple tears and has been put in mylar. Pages are age-toned. Seller Inventory # Alibris.0008163
Book Description Doubleday, 1978. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+. First book club edition. Jacket art is the same as the first trade edition. Book is very good+, binding is tight, free of former owner writing, bookplates or remainder marks. Spine edges are a little bumped. Very good+ clean jacket has a closed tear upper left front panel and some rub to lower rear panel. Jacket will arrive in a fresh mylar cover. * (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. Seller Inventory # 13852
Book Description Doubleday, 1978. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. First book club edition. Jacket art is the same as the first trade edition. Book is fine, binding is tight, contents are clean, free of former owner writing or bookplates, minor shelf rub to edges. Near fine jacket has minor age tone and a touch of rub. A nice collector's copy. Jacket will arrive in a fresh mylar cover. * (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. Seller Inventory # 13936
Book Description Hardcover. Condition: Good. Standard used condition. May have some wear, highlighting, notes, creasing, previous owner's name, etc (the dust cover may be missing), might be ex-library book. Fast & reliable delivery. Exceptional customer service. May ship from alternate location depending on your zip code and availability. Seller Inventory # Y0098
Book Description Doubleday 1978-10-03, 1978. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 1st. 0385121687. Seller Inventory # 644548
Book Description Doubleday, 1978. Hardcover. Condition: Good. No Jacket. Name on flyleaf. No other markings. Tight binding. Book Club Edition. Historic Oklahoma Bookstore on Route 66. Seller Inventory # mon0000641431
Book Description Doubleday, 1978. Near Fine book in a Near Fine dust jacket. Front free endpaper missing. Price-clipped but still shows the dollar sign. Early trade edition. Seller Inventory # E3660