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The Stand (Hardcover)

Author:  Stephen King
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0385199570
ISBN-13: 9780385199575
Sku: 30424934
Publish Date: 4/1/1990
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.5H x 6.5L x 2.5T
Pages:  1200
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Stephen King's best book is now even better. When The Stand was first published in 1978, 150,000 works were cut from the manuscript. With this new edition, those words are restored, providing new characters, a greater depth of characterization, and a new, expanded ending.
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When a disease wipes out most of humankind, the survivors gather to create a new society and to battle a force of pure evil in human form unleashed upon the world. Reissue.
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This popular post-apocalyptic novel by master of horror Stephen King inspired a 1994 TV miniseries. A devastating flu escapes from its containment in a military biowarfare lab, killing most of the population of the United States, and by implication, the world. Those who remain, immune to the disease, receive dreams that lead them to align themselves either with the forces of good, led by a saintly, ancient woman named Mother Abigail; or the forces of evil, led by the enigmatic, demonic Randall/Richard Flagg, the Dark Man whose debut in this book was followed by appearances in several of Stephen King's later novels. Each group of people struggles to reclaim the remnants of civilization...and to prepare for the inevitable confrontation between the two sides.
Author Bio
Stephen King
Born in 1947, Stephen King has become a household name all over the world. His mother raised him and his brother after their father deserted the family in 1950. In high school, King began to write short stories, his first published work appearing in 1968. He attended the University of Maine, graduating with a B.S. in 1970. Up until his first novel appeared, King had worked in an industrial laundry, as a janitor, as well as an English teacher. CARRIE, his debut, was met by a largely indifferent public in 1974. It wasn't until two years later, after King's second novel 'SALEM'S LOT and the filmed version of CARRIE, that King became a major player in the horror field. THE SHINING, his 1977 haunted hotel novel, began a litany of bestsellers, including THE STAND, THE DEAD ZONE, PET SEMETARY, DOLORES CLAIBORNE, and many others. King's work is regarded as instrumental in bringing about a resurgence of interest in horror fiction in the 1970s and '80s. An extremely high percentage of King's voluminous literary output has been filmed, with varying degrees of success, but all serving to carry the name of Stephen King far and wide. He has written nonfiction, given lectures, acted in films, and continues to produce huge novels nearly every year, all of which become instant bestsellers. As an bizarre sidenote, during the summer of 1999 while walking along a back road in Maine, King was struck and seriously injured by a minivan whose driver apparently lost control of the vehicle while being distracted by his dog--thus creating exactly the kind of news item that might have inspired several of King's own novels.
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Expert Review The Stand by Stephen King - Book Review
By: Jon Erbar Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 9/29/2009 2:58 AM
Tales of disaster have always been among my favorite story genres, from yarns encompassing hordes of the undead or planet-dwarfing meteors, to more cerebral depictions that consider the emotions roused by such world-altering and hopeless circumstances. Peering into an artist’s vision of societal collapse — not to mention the stand humanity might take against it and the world left in its wake — can be simply mesmerizing. It may terrify you to regard a country without order. It may exhilarate you to fantasize of a time beyond restraints. Indeed, whatever the case, all apocalyptic stories inflame our imagination....read the full review
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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   1200
Product attributePublisher:   Doubleday Books
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