First Editions of Each Novel in the Dark Tower Series; Each Signed by Stephen King
The Dark Tower Set. Volume I: The Gunslinger; Volume II: The Drawing of the Three; Volume III: The Waste Lands; Volume IV: Wizard and Glass; Volume V: Wolves of the Calla; Volume VI: Song of Susannah; Dark Tower VII.
Item Number: 45094
West Kingston, Rhode Island: Donald M. Grant Publisher, Inc, 1982-2004.
First editions of each volume in the author’s acclaimed Dark Tower series. Octavo, 7 volumes. Each are fine in a fine dust jackets and each volume has been signed by Stephen King. A magnificent set, rare signed.
"My idea was to use the Dark Tower stories as a kind of summation, a way of unifying as many of my previous stories as possible" (Stephen King). These novels, the work of a lifetime, are "different in tone from most of Stephen Kings workand perhaps more demandingly inventive than usualthese have an undeniable mythic charge" (Clute & Nichols, 666). "Each of the novels is a mélange of motifs and ideas borrowed from horror, fantasy, Western and science fiction Kings narrative strategy and plot mechanics for the individual installments of the series show a wide variety of influences, ranging from L. Frank Baums Oz novels to Chaucers Canterbury Tales [King indulges] some of his most fanciful and extravagant horrors" (Fantasy and Horror 6-194). Generously illustrated with beautiful full-page color plates by Michael Whelan (I, VII), Phil Hale (II), Ned Dameron (III), Dave McKean (IV), Bernie Wrightson (V) and Darrel Anderson (VI).