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First Edition, Doubleday, 1977. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New; Dust Jacket Condition: As New, but with very slight fading to the spine. First Printing with "First Edition" printed on the copyright page with red Doubleday Review Copy notice slipped-in. A terrific copy SIGNED by Stephen King with ALL the First Issue points such as the R49 code printed on bottom inside corner of page 447. This ORIGINAL First Issue dustjacket is vibrant in color, with very slight fading, and no chips or pieces missing. This is signed by King with the inscription: ¿For Peter, all the best¿and shine on!¿ signed and dated 3/3/88. The dust Jacket is in excellent condition, the book has never been read as best we can tell, and the pages are white and tight. Gold lettering on the spine is MINT++++. N° de réf. du libraire
Synopsis : Jack Torrance?s new job at the Overlook Hotel is the perfect chance for a fresh start. As the off-season caretaker at the atmospheric old hotel, he?ll have plenty of time to spend reconnecting with his family and working on his writing. But as the harsh winter weather sets in, the idyllic location feels ever more remote . . . and more sinister. And the only one to notice the strange and terrible forces gathering around the Overlook is Danny Torrance, a uniquely gifted five-year-old.
Critique: Ghostly bursts of plaster dust. A low, rhythmic sound in the background: Red rum-RED RUM-red rum-RED RUM. A sense of something evil swirling inward on itself, like a whirlpool of black ectoplasmic energy. The experience of being inside the actual consciousness ("come out and take your medicine!") of a frightened little boy. Echoes of Shirley Jackson ("whatever walked there, walked alone"), of Poe's Masque of the Red Death and of creepy folk tales ( Hansel and Gretel).
How do we love The Shining? Let us count the ways. In 1977, The Shining was the first widely read novel to confront alcoholism and child abuse in baby-boomer families--especially the way alcoholism, a will toward failure in one's work, and abusing one's kids are passed down from generation to generation. The heart of the book is not an evil hotel but a pair of father-son relationships: Jack and his father, Jack and his son. This was both daring and insightful for its time, long before "dysfunctional family" was a cliché.
The Shining was written in a frenzy. Stephen King imagined the whole novel in his head while sitting up all night in the dark, in the very Colorado hotel where the story takes place. He then transcribed it (that's how he puts it) in a burst of sustained energy. He could pull that off because, even at that early point in his career, King had figured out a successful way of structuring a popular novel. The speed of its composition gives the writing a powerful flow that sweeps you along past the awkward wording.
The Shining is one of those rare novels that can burn its images--such as Room 217--into your brain. Time alone will tell, but The Shining may well turn out to be one of the best horror novels ever written. By the way, you know that film starring Jack Nicholson? Stephen King says, "I have my days when I think I gave Kubrick a live grenade on which he heroically threw his body." --Fiona Webster
Titre : The Shining
Éditeur : Doubleday & Company, Inc.
Date d'édition : 1977
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat du livre : As New
Edition : 1st Edition
Description du livre Doubleday, 1977. Hardcover. État : Used: Acceptable. N° de réf. du libraire SONG0385121679
Description du livre Doubleday, 1977. État : Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: Evil forces try to destroy a boy with psychic powers. N° de réf. du libraire ABE_book_usedgood_0385121679
Description du livre État : Good. The Shining. N° de réf. du libraire SKU0351314
Description du livre Doubleday, 1977. Hardcover. État : Used: Good. N° de réf. du libraire 8611652
Description du livre État : Good. Book Condition: Good. N° de réf. du libraire 97803851216754.0
Description du livre Doubleday Books, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1993. Hardcover. État : New. Etat de la jaquette : New. New Copy. Classic DJ Cover. Great Prices and Great Service from Aardvark Book Sales. N° de réf. du libraire 004659
Description du livre Doubleday & Co., U.S.A., 1977. Hard Cover. État : Good. Etat de la jaquette : Good. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Jacket rubbed with light edgewear. Boards have only light wear. Pages are clean, text has no markings, binding is sound. Size: 8vo - 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. N° de réf. du libraire 105453A
Description du livre État : New. Gift Quality Book in Excellent Condition. N° de réf. du libraire 36SE5E0000RK
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Description du livre Random House Inc, 1993. HRD. État : New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. N° de réf. du libraire VR-9780385121675