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Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1978. Stated first edition. Inscribed & signed by Stephen King on the title page, dated 9/8/79. Quarter black cloth with tan boards, illustrated dustjacket. Near fine in a near fine dustjacket. KB/rf Case 1
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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 issuesthat will determine our survival.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385121682
Author:
King, Stephen
Publisher:
Doubleday
Location:
Garden City, N.Y. :
Subject:
Horror tales
Subject:
Biological warfare
Subject:
Biological warfare -- Research -- Fiction.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
nr. 51
Publication Date:
1978
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
823 p.

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