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Book Information: Gunslinger, the

Gunslinger, the (1982) [Novel]
by Stephen King Rating: Weighted - 7.5 / Average - 7.5 of 10 (158 votes) (Rate!)
Reviews: 3 (show them) Review!

Series: Dark Tower, the
Part: 1

Summary :

This heroic fantasy is set in a world of ominous landscape and macabre menace that is a dark mirror of our own. A spellbinding tale of good versus evil, it features one of Stephen King's most powerful creations—The Gunslinger, a haunting figure who embodies the qualities of the lone hero through the ages from ancient myth to frontier legend. His pursuit of The Man in Black, his liaison with the sexually ravenous Alice, his friendship with the kid from Earth called Jake, are part of the drama that is both grippingly realistic and eerily dreamlike, an alchemy of storytelling sorcery.

Original title: The Gunslinger
Original languages: English

Quotes: 2 (show them)

Genre: FictionFantasyDark Fantasy
FictionWesternEccentric Variations


  • Dedication: "To ED FERMAN, Who took a chance on these stories, one by one."
  • Cover art: Steve Stone (Revised Plume edition)
  • Cover design: Ray Lundgren (Revised Plume edition)
  • The Signet edition does not include the color illustrations

Edition #1: The Gunslinger

The Gunslinger (1982)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Illustrated by: Michael Whelan
  • "Brilliantly high-powered and vivid...It mixes the western, Arthurian romance, science fiction, and occultism with such flare that the questions that arise as you read, never to be answered, make the whole thing all the more credible...Fresh and compelling, leaving us panting for more, more, more!" Booklist
  • "A compelling whirlpool of a story that draws one irretrievably to its center." Milwaukee Sentinel
  • "An impressive work of mythic magnitude...The Dark Tower series may turn out to be Stephen King's greatest literary achievement!" Atlanta Journal Constitution
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Manifested in:

The Gunslinger (1989)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Signet
ISBN: 0451160525
Pages: 315

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