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 # 301078
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
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing.
Book Description Doubleday, 1978. Hardcover. Book 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 or bookplates, a touch of bumping to edges. Very good jacket has light wear to extremities and small chip to upper spine. 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. Bookseller Inventory # 12958
Book Description Doubleday 1978-10-03, 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: good. 1st. 0385121687. Bookseller Inventory # 644548
Book Description Doubleday, 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. GOOD CLEAN HARDCOVER IN A GOOD LIGHTLY TANNED MYLAR PROTECTED DJ,STATED FIRST EDITION WITH T39 GUTTER CODE ON PAGE 823,$12.95 DJ PRICE,previous owner ink signature on front paste down,gilded spine titles are faded,light tanning to page edges and to creme boards else clean/tight/unmarked GOOD COPY OF THE SCARCE FIRST EDITION OF THIS BOOK, sr. Bookseller Inventory # 8041701
Book Description Doubleday, 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 1st. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Bookseller Inventory # 0385121687
Book Description Doubleday, 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0385121687
Book Description Doubleday, 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. aFirst Edition First Printing. Shelf 1108 Text clean; book tight; there are two-two inch square light brown marks on FEP and 3 smaller marks of same typ on REP; they do not appear to be glue residue and there are no corresponding marks on the DJ; there is a half inch by quarter inch light mark at outer edge of front cover; DJ is covered by mylar chipping at top and bottom of flap folds and head and foot of spine strip area; there is a narrow one inch chip combined with one inch closed tear at bottom of DJ rearr gutter area; therre are some small areas of rubbing; DJ lightly tanned especially spine strip area; Not a book club (BC)copy. No previous owner name, not ex library, not a remainder, smoke free. PHOTOS POSTED WITH OUR BOOKS ARE STOCK AND DO NOT NECESSARILY REFLECT CONDITION OR EDITION OF BOOK OFFERED FOR SALE. WE DO NOT POST THE PHOTOS. Bookseller Inventory # 316508
Book Description Doubleday, New York, 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. First edition stated. First state with T39 to gutter on last text page. 5 3/4 x 8 1/2 Book; binding tight and slightly concave, boards have mild rubbing and soiling with mild bumping to top corners and moderate bumping to bottom corners; text has minor to moderate bumping and paper loss to bottom corner first hundred pages or so with creases to top corner eight pages and mild soil spot to two pages. Dust jacket ($12.95) has mild toning to spine with 1/2" and 1" closed tears to spine ends, moderate paper loss spot to top spine and two moderate spots to bottom spine, 1/2" closed tear to front and rear cover edges with 1 3/4" to top front flap fold end. Under archival quality mylar cover. Photos upon request. Packed well and shipped in a sturdy box. Bookseller Inventory # 110116AE2Sd
Book Description Doubleday, 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st. Dw has a couple of small chips to the heel of the spine and a crease and two tears to the front panel.first printing with the 12.95 price on the dw inner flap and code T 39 on page 823. Hardcover. Bookseller Inventory # 042663
Book Description Doubleday, Garden City, 1978. First Edition. First Edition. Basis for the well-received television mini-series, starring Gary Sinese, Ruby Dee, and many others, which aired on ABC in May 1994. Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Black out owner name to the front endpapers. Jacket has a short closed tear and come light creasing to the crown and light toning to the spine. Overall a presentable copy of a book often found worse for wear. Bookseller Inventory # 142418
Book Description DOUBLEDAY, Garden City, 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good +. Dust Jacket Condition: Good +. First Edition/First Printing. A square tight solid copy which is really king of surprising for this particular book. The biggest share of these that you see anymore are rags. This copy has some browning to the edges of the text block, some soil to the same area, some rubbing wear to the spine area. The priced jacket has some rubbing wear, some edge wear, lightish soil, two closed tears, chipping at the top and heel of the spine. A pretty nice copy with a shaky jacket. THIS COPY IS IN MY POSSESSION AND WILL NORMALLY SHIP NEXT DAY. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 040587