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The Stand : The Complete & Uncut Edition - Stephen King

The Stand

The Complete & Uncut Edition

Paperback Published: 28th June 2011
ISBN: 9780307743688
Number Of Pages: 1439

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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 Abagail-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 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 & Uncut Edition includes more than 500 pages of material 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 complexity of a true epic.

For the 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.

About the Author

Few authors have tapped into our secret fears as adeptly as Stephen King, Master of the Macabre and one of the most widely read novelists writing today. With his trademark blend of fantasy, horror, and psychological suspense, this prolific and immensely popular contemporary writer continues to remind us that evil is still a potent force in the world.

Industry Reviews

"A master storyteller."--Los Angeles Times "[The Stand] has everything. Adventure. Roman. Prophecy. Allegory. Satire. Fantasy. Realism. Apocalypse. Great!"--The New York Times Book Review

"As brilliant a dark dream as has ever been dreamed in this century."--Palm Beach Post

Long, but worth it


At 1,400 pages, this book is a fair slog to get through. Stephen King does a good job of keeping the reader interested however, with the narrative rolling along nicely. The one big exception to this is a very slow period about 2/3rds of the way through, during which the new residents of Boulder spend a lot of time indulging in small-town politics - who will be on what committees and whatnot. This is the only tedious part of what is otherwise a very non-tedious book.



Not for the casual reader


All good on Booktopias end. The book itself, though enjoyable, is quite a drag and rarely presents itself a page turner. It nonetheless a good fulfilling read

Melbourne, Victoria


Only half way through but hooked


The book uses the first handful of chapters to introduce different characters so it can be a bit slow and confusing at first trying to remember everyone. But once it picks up Stephen King absolutely brings this post apocalyptic world to life. I can't wait to finish it.



My favorite by Stephen King


This was and is my all-time favorite book by Stephen King. It gets you thinking, especially if you assume you are one of the survivors after 98% of the world population are killed off by a virus. It has influenced me and my professional choices. I could save your life if I had to, because I figured if I survive the something like that, I better know how to help. I don't know that I would have made the same choices otherwise. I might be an accountant (they all die). Anyways, if you're looking to fill a beach vacation or long cold winter nights with some suspenseful reading, this book is your choice.

In my living room


The Stand

3.8 4


ISBN: 9780307743688
ISBN-10: 0307743683
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 1439
Published: 28th June 2011
Publisher: ANCHOR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.78 x 10.16  x 4.83
Weight (kg): 0.62

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Stephen King

About the Author

Stephen King was born in Portland, Maine in 1947, the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King. He made his first professional short story sale in 1967 to Startling Mystery Stories. In the fall of 1973, he began teaching high school English classes at Hampden Academy, the public high school in Hampden, Maine. Writing in the evenings and on the weekends, he continued to produce short stories and to work on novels. In the spring of 1973, Doubleday & Co., accepted the novel Carrie for publication, providing him the means to leave teaching and write full-time. He has since published over 50 books and has become one of the world's most successful writers.

Stephen lives in Maine and Florida with his wife, novelist Tabitha King. They are regular contributors to a number of charities including many libraries and have been honored locally for their philanthropic activities.

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