"The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there...and still on your feet": First Edition of The Stand; Signed by Stephen King

  • The Stand.
  • The Stand.

The Stand.


Item Number: 28084

Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1978.

First edition of the author’s fourth novel. Thick octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Stephen King on the title page. Fine (without the usual sag associated with this bulky volume) in an excellent dust jacket a touch of rubbing.

"I love to burn things up," King says. "It's the werewolf in me, I guess.... The Stand was particularly fulfilling, because there I got a chance to scrub the whole human race, and man, it was fun! ... Much of the compulsive, driven feeling I had while I worked on The Stand came from the vicarious thrill of imagining an entire entrenched social order destroyed in one stroke." "There is much to admire in The Stand: the vivid thumbnail sketches with which King populates a whole landscape with dozens of believable characters; the deep sense of nostalgia for things left behind; the way it subverts our sense of reality by showing us a world we find familiar, then flipping it over to reveal the darkness underneath. Anyone who wants to know, or claims to know, the heart of the American experience needs to read this book" (Fiona Webster).

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