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Book Information: Stand, the

Stand, the (1978) [Novel]
by Stephen King Rating: Weighted - 8.4 / Average - 8.5 of 10 (177 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

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.

Original title: The Stand
Original languages: English

Quotes:

Genre: FictionHorrorApocalypse
FictionScience FictionBleak FuturesNuclear Holocaust/Post-Apocalypse

Notes:

  • Dedication: "FOR TABBY this dark chest of wonders."

Links:

Edition #1: The Stand: The Complete & Uncut Edition

The Stand: The Complete & Uncut Edition (1990)
Edition Details:

The Complete & Uncut Edition includes not only a largely expanded text, but the correction of a number of anachronistic errors from the original publication.

Language: English

Blurbs:
  • "As brilliant a dark dream as has been dreamed in this century." Palm Beach Post
  • "Strong, intense... a haunting vision given its greatest life." Kirkus Reviews
  • "The Stand has everything!" New York Times Book Review
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Manifested in:

The Stand (2007)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9780340951446
Pages: 1344

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The Stand (2006)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9780340920954
Pages: 1344

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The Stand (2001)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Gramercy
ISBN: 9780517219010
Pages: 1153

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The Stand (1994)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Signet
ISBN: 9780451179289
Pages: 1168

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The Stand: The Complete & Uncut Edition (1991)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: New English Library
ISBN: 9780450537370
Pages: 1440

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The Stand: The Complete & Uncut Edition (May 1990)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: Garden City, NY
Publisher: Doubleday
ISBN: 9780385199575
Pages: 1200

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Edition #2: The Stand

The Stand (1978)
Edition Details:

Language: English

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Manifested in:

The Stand (1982)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: New English Library
ISBN: 9780450045523
Pages: 736

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The Stand (1980)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Signet
ISBN: 9780451098283

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The Stand (September 1978)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: Garden City, NY
Publisher: Doubleday
Pages: 823

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