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The Shining

The Shining

The Shining
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The Shining Hardcover - 1977

by King, Stephen

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Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1977 First printing of the stated first edition, first issue with the publisher’s code “R49” printed in the gutter of p. 447; in original first issue dust jacket. Basis for the 1980 Stanley Kubrick adaptation starring Jack Nicholson. Book with light rubbing to spine ends and a tiny crimp to the bottom front corner, else in fine condition; dust jacket with faint toning to spine and flap margins, faint crimping to upper spine end, very faint crease to upper front corner, and light wear to extremities, primarily at the edge of bottom spine, else fine. an exceptional copy indeed.
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  • Title The Shining
  • Author King, Stephen
  • Illustrator Dave Christensen
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Edition 1st Edition
  • Condition Used - Fine
  • Publisher Doubleday & Company, Garden City
  • Date 1977
  • Bookseller's Inventory # 022659

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About this book

Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. Among his most recent are 11/22/63; Full Dark, No Stars; Under the Dome; Just After Sunset; Duma Key; Lisey’s Story; Cell; and the concluding novels in the Dark Tower saga: Wolves of the Calla, Song of Susannah, and The Dark Tower. His acclaimed nonfiction book, On Writing, is also a bestseller. He was the recipient of the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, and in 2007, he received the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. He lives in Maine with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.

First Edition Identification

Published in 1977, the first editions published by Doubleday have “First Edition” on the copyright page and R49 code printed on the bottom inside corner of page 447.