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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 issues that will determine our survival.

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

Imagine America devastated by a vast killer plague and the group of men and women coming together to make a last stand against it.

About the Author

Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. Among his most recent are Full Dark, No Stars; Under the Dome; Just After Sunset; Duma Key; Lisey's Story; Cell; and the last three novels in the Dark Tower saga: Wolves of the Calla, Song of Susannah, and The Dark Tower. His acclaimed nonfiction book On Writing is also a bestseller. In 2003, he was awarded the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, and in 2007 he received the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. He lives in Maine with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.

www.stephenking.com

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385528856
Subtitle:
The Complete & Uncut Edition
Publisher:
Doubleday
Author:
King, Stephen
Author:
King Stephen
Subject:
Fiction : Thrillers
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Horror
Subject:
Biological warfare -- Research -- Fiction.
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Biological warfare
Subject:
Horror tales
Subject:
Research
Subject:
Horror - General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19900501
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
1153

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Fiction and Poetry » Horror » General
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Product details 1153 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780385528856 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by , Imagine America devastated by a vast killer plague and the group of men and women coming together to make a last stand against it.
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