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Four Past Midnight (1990) [Collection]
by Stephen King Rating: Weighted - 7.5 / Average - 7.5 of 10 (31 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

You are strapped in an airline seat on a flight beyond hell. You are forced into a hunt for the most horrifying secret a small town ever hid. You are trapped in the demonic depths of a writer's worst nightmare. You are focusing in on a beast bent on shredding your sanity.

You are in the hands of Stephen King at his mind-blowing best with an extraordinary quartet of full-length novellas guaranteed to set your heart-stopwatch at Four Past Midnight.


  • The Langoliers
  • Secret Window, Secret Garden
  • The Library Policeman
  • The Sun Dog

Original title: Four Past Midnight
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionHorrorGeneral

The following works are contained within this one:
     Secret Window, Secret Garden (1990) [Novella]
      Author: Stephen King
     Langoliers, the (1990) [Novella]
      Author: Stephen King
     Library Policeman, the (1990) [Novella]
      Author: Stephen King
     Sun Dog, the (1990) [Novella]
      Author: Stephen King


Edition #1: Four Past Midnight

Four Past Midnight (1990)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "Four times fear equals total terror... Stephen King's best... you can't do better!" Chicago Tribune
  • "Four King jolts in the night... indisputable mastery!" Washington Times
  • "A 4-course feast of chilling horror!"" Milwaukee Journal
  • "The storyteller at his best!" Time
  • "King is above all a master storyteller and these stories grab and will not let go... they have their share of suspense, violence, monsters, and eye-popping special effects. But what makes them special... is the believable, often moving ways his characters react when confronted with the unknown." Washington Post
  • "Good news! The king is back, horror fans!" Orlando Sentinel
  • "Four spellbinding tales of horror and evil—any one of which would be sufficient annual output for an ordinary writer. More than just good yarns, these are can't-tear-your-eyes-away stories that burn in your imagination." Playboy
  • "A double-double whopper hot from the grill of 'America's literary boogeyman,' as he puts it in his introduction: four sizzling horror novellas... there's a grand entertainment value here." Kirkus Reviews
  • "The four novellas find horror in a transcontinental night flight, a camera, a small-town library, and a quiet Maine summer town... King is, above all, a master storyteller, and thee stories grab hold and will not let go." Seattle Times
  • "He never seems to use up the magic... these four tales demonstrate the qualities that have made King by far the world's most popular author." Chicago Tribune
  • "Intriguing... horrifying... pure King!" Richmond Times Dispatch
  • "Vintage King... creepy and mysterious, leading the reader into strange places where horror lurks, childhood fears are aroused, and death and madness are waiting to pounce... grabs the reader by the scruff of the neck until the end." The Columbia State
  • "A collection of novellas bringing us supernatural excitement... plenty of scarifying King-style fun!" Newark Star-Ledger
  • "King writes great horror because King is a great writer. Four Past Midnight will keep you occupied—but then, time flies when you're having fun." San Diego Tribune
  • "Wonderfully scary... King is unpretentioius fun... promises a chillingly good time!" St. Louis Post Dispatch
  • "Stephen King—ya gotta love him!" Booklist
  • "Consistently inventive.... Under King's deft hand, time is made to bend and warp, to twist itself inside out with the easy fluidity of a Dali pocket watch. King can snap time open, unleashing horrors upon his hapless characters, or roll it back like a dark tide to reveal secrets hidden at the low ebb mark.... The juxtaposition of bizarre events against ordinary settings creates a strong sense of the immediacy... heightening the already well-established tension." Bangor Daily News
  • "Deft, subtly skillful... exceptionally well-crafted tales... the sure hand of a master... with a relentless garip on readers." Tampa Tribune Times
  • "King's best work... his novella collection has all the right stuff!" The Atlanta Journal and Constitution
  • "The four chilling tales are rich... each of them with an intensity that never loosens its hold on the darker corners of our minds." Chicago Tribune
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Four Past Midnight (2008)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9780340952757
Dimensions: 4.4 x 6.8 x 1.6 in
Pages: 994

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Four Past Midnight (1990)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York, NY
Publisher: Viking
ISBN: 9780451170385
Dimensions: 4.2 x 6.7 x 1.7
Pages: 763

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