“Sometimes human places, create inhuman monsters": First Edition of The Shining; Signed by Stephen King and Actor Jack Nicholson

  • The Shining.

The Shining.


Item Number: 721

Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1977.

First edition of King’s third novel. Octavo, original half black cloth. Boldly signed by Stephen King and actor Jack Nicholson on the title page. Nicholson starred as Jack Torrance in the 1980 Stanley Kubrick film bearing the same name. It is widely regarded as one of the greatest horror films ever made. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket illustration by Dave Christensen. Jacket typography by Al Nagy. Laid in is the original ticket for the King signing.

"The fact is that The Shining is a masterwork, a bold product of an original vision, a novel of astonishing passion, urgency, tenderness, understanding, and invention In its uniting of an almost bruising literary power, a deep sensitivity to individual experience, and its operatic convictions, it is a very significant work of art" (Peter Straub). Made into the 1980 movie directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Jack Nicolson and Shelley Duvall; it was later made into a 1997 TV mini-series starring Steven Weber and Rebecca De Mornay and with a cameo appearance by King himself.

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