It is a powerful, gripping, and sometimes shocking novel that presents an enlightening glimpse into the lives of all sections of the. Browse our stephen king library for rare first edition collectible books. This is the best and first edition, at about 800 pages. Back in the day, stephen king published a bunch of novels under the. Good condition, exlibris label with previous owners. He made his first professional short story sale in 1967 to startling mystery stories. Nonfirst edition trade printings and book club edition bce printings do not contain explicit statements of edition or printing dates, so the gutter code is the only way to date them reliably if secondary sources such as book club announcement fliers are not available. The reasons that book club editions are less valuable. Stephen king the shining sellersupplied images abebooks. This book was written by stephen king, and published by doubleday and company inc, garden city, new york, 1977. A list of stephen king s written works, organized newest to oldest by first publication. Acceptable condition with heavy wear to dust jacket edges and exlibris label with previous owners name insidefirestarter 1980, 1st edition, book club edition.
Editions of it by stephen king meet your next favorite book. Goodgood condition, over all wear to book and dustjacket, dark red scribbled mark on fep, remainder speckling to bottom of page edges, light foxing to top and foredge of pages. Stephen king books in chronological order stephen king revisited. Aug 30, 2018 the shining by stephen king 1977 for most modern readers, legendary director stanley kubricks stay at the overlook hotel looms large over stephen kings original novel. Stephen king, first edition abebooks shop for books. The book features a hardcover design, and includes its original dust jacket.
Make offer a book of horrors 2012 ltd edition 776 signed cemetery dance dark fantasy joe r. Anna kendrick geeks out and sings with stephen youtube. The drawing of the three 1987 the tommyknockers 1987 nightmares in the sky, nonfiction 1988 the dark half 1989 my pretty pony, chapbook 1995 the stand. All of these criteria must be met for the book to be a true first of stephen king s carrie. Demand too many comparable copies currently for sale may indicate a glut in the market. Any book without a price on the dustjacket is a book club bc edition. Abebooks offers an immense collection of first edition books for sale, including some of the most famous books ever published. Stephen king signed limited and signed first edition books. His books have sold more than 350 million copies, many of which have been adapted into feature films, miniseries, television series, and comic books. This is the tradesize bce, not the smaller format edition. Book club editions also may have four or five numbers printed in a contrasting box on the back of the book. In the fall of 1971, he began teaching high school english classes at hampden academy, the public high school in hampden, maine. Book club editions book of the month clubs often use the same printing plates as the original publisher, right down to the words first edition on the printing history.
Jan 14, 2020 erin miller is a freelance book critic with a b. The dust cover has wear and tear, but still holds its shape see pictures. Mar 11, 2016 star of pitch perfects i and ii, anna kendrick joins stephen to talk lord of the rings and sing a showtune. Lhomme qui sappelait stephen king 1982 french 2000 by richard d. Start your stephen king book club by getting together a group of people interested in reading king s books. Shipped with usps media mail, packaged neatly and securely with bubble.
Please note that gutter code is an informal name used by book collectors. Check out the most rare editions of stephen kings work i love. Stephen king books chronological order the bookshop blog. Find a first edition of your favorite book to add to your own collection or as a gift for the bibliophile in your life. We researched this book, and the inner flap of the. Without reading salems lot, the story makes little sense and is confusing. Many of his books are cowritten with lesserknown authors, allowing. Her work has appeared regularly in the orlando sentinel. Shortly after the publication of a fifth novel, the supernatural thinner 1984, the bachman cover was blown, and an omnibus edition of the first four outofprint bachman titles was published as the bachman books. Outstanding copy, which if matched with a fine dust jacket would dramatically increase its value. Stephen king talks about chinga and the xfiles 1998 by tyson blue. Stephen king interview 2002 by uncredited a conversation with stephen king 2004 by tony magistrale.
Lot of 12 hardcover books by stephen kingthe shining 1977, 1st edition, book club edition. Stephen kings first three blockbuster novels published in 1973, 1975, and 1977 respectively. This is a comprehensive guide to stephen king first editions. Quotes i would audition for the talent show when i was in junior high school, and i was going to sing all i want for christmas is my two front teeth. There is no such thing as a first edition book club edition. The gunslinger 1982 christine 1983 pet semetary 1983 cycle of the werewolf 1983 the talisman 1984 the eyes of the dragon 1984 thinner 1984 it 1986 the dark tower ii. First edition of the king s third novel with the first edition statement on the page and r49 on page 447. Having read salems lot, i really enjoyed one for the road, but i dont think it would be enjoyable without my previous knowledge from the novel. It by stephen king 1986 of all the king books revolving around plucky kids. The bazaar of bad dreams is a short fiction collection by stephen king, published on november 3, 2015. One 1 the shining by stephen king 1977, doubleday book club edition with original dust cover item is in good condition, all pages are clear and the binder is still solid. The bachman books is a collection of short novels by stephen king published under the pseudonym richard bachman between 1977 and 1982. Often, book club editions will have an string of numbers on the last page of the book near the margin, running vertically, just before the endpaper. Stephen king books with dust jacket for sale in stock ebay.
The following is a complete list of books published by stephen king, an american author of contemporary horror, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy. Stephen king is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. A 1977 book club edition of the shining by stephen king. It made the new york times best seller list upon its release in 1985. Find them by posting ads on an online classified service like craigslist or at your local book store or library. However, if youre more than a casual collector, if youre a true connoisseur. First published in 1981 by the viking press on page. The shining by stephen king 1977, doubleday book club edition with dust cover. Partial list of his works novels carrie 1974 salems lot 1975 the shining 1977 the stand 1978 the long walk 1979 the dead zone 1979 firestarter 1980 cujo 1981 the running man 1982 the dark tower.
March 28, 2015 stephen king has said his novel carrie is about womens power and mens fear an idea reporter beth accomando says has gotten lost in newer adaptations of the horror classic for stage and screen. November 23, 1998 2001 by beth gwinn and stanley wiater. This is a slightly smaller format, same as the original trade edition. Originally published in 1977 the book was adapted as a film in 1980 starring jack nicholson. The shining collectors edition plume, paperback, 1977. The book was released in 1985 after the publication of the first hardcover bachman novel thinner in order to introduce bachman to fans who. Be careful if you find a copy where the upper inside front flap of the dust jacket has been snipped off where the price would be. The best site on the net for info on rare stephen king books.
His paternal grandparents were austrohungarian jewish immigrants, and his. Modern bestsellers, obscure novels, out of print books, classic literature from the victorian age. How to identify a first edition of carrie, by stephen king. The shining by stephen king used books and rare books. For one more day, mitch albom cross, james patterson dear john, nicholas sparks next, michael crichton hannibal rising, thomas harris liseys story, stephen king. Author james patterson releases several books every year, thrilling his fans with pageturners that are easy to read and entertaining. Please see images of condition and email prior to purchase. Richard dreyfuss is an american leading man, who has played his fair share of irritating pests and brash, ambitious hustlers. Every stephen king reader has a favorite tale or series, from christine to cujo. Great prices on stephen s latest titles, as well as access to all of his classics.
One of the stories, obits, won the 2016 edgar award for best short story, and the collection itself won the 2015 shirley jackson award for best collection. Published in 1977, the first editions published by doubleday have first edition on the. The shining book of the month club doubleday and company, hardcover, 1977. Stephen kings first true novel was also one of his best known works, carrie, which was published in 1974. If youre a collector, were likely to have a book worthy of your library.
The best way to build your own stephen king library. Carrie was the first book that stephen king published, and in this case, starting from the beginning is a great thing. Below is a list of stephen kings books in order of when they were originally published. You can find detailed help on identifying book club editions here. King has written several novels since his first short story sale in 1967 that have become pop cultural signposts. This is kings sixth collection of short stories and his tenth collection overall. Appears to have had some water damage to dust jacket and front and back end pages. Stephen king novels first edition identification guide. Night shift is the first collection of short stories by stephen king, first published in 1978. Firestarter by stephen king 1980, 1st book club edition, hcdj.
Stephen king is a prolific american author who is known for his suspense and fantasy novels. Stephen king hardcover horror book lot 1st edition the. Dj states book club edition no price with 1169 code on back flap. I had to get this for my son who is a stephen king book fan. Tolkien 1977, hardcover at the best online prices at ebay. A list of stephen king s novels, organized alphabetically. Something of value is a novel based on events that took place in kenya colony during the violent mau mau insurrection of the 1950s, an uprising that was confined almost exclusively to members of the kikuyu tribe. In 1980, night shift received the balrog award for best collection, and in 1979 it was nominated as best collection for the locus award and the world fantasy award. Many of king s most famous short stories were included in this collection.
Here is the list of stephen kings books were reading as part of stephen king revisited. Fans of stephen king enjoy getting together to talk about what theyve read, and thats where a book discussion group comes in. The shining by stephen king 1977, doubleday book club. This could indicate that this copy is a book club edition, not a first edition. When stephen king published the unexpurgated edition of his postapocalyptic masterpiece in 1990 with some 300 pages of material edited back in doubleday created a signed, limited edition of 1,250 copies bound in leather with gold and red gilt lettering on the front, gilt edging on the pages, a sewnin satin bookmark, a paper wrapper and an engraved brass plaque, all in a wooden. Code s19 in the gutter on page 447 shows it is a later printing. In a september 2000 introduction to a new edition of the book, he wrote. Stephen king was famously unhappy with kubricks adaptation of his novel, largely for the way it diminishes the supernatural.
His books have sold more than 350 million copies, and many have been adapted into films, television series, miniseries, and comic books. Stephen king was born in portland, maine in 1947, the second son of donald and nellie ruth pillsbury king. Stephen king the shining book club edition description postively a musthave for the serious stephen king collector. The richard bachman books 1977 2007, various publishers. The book is quarter bound in black cloth with black boards. Title type orginal publication date carrie novel april 1974 salems lot novel october 1975 the shining novel january 1977 rage bachman novel september 1977 night shift story collection february 1978 the stand novel september 1978 the long walk bachman novel july 1979 the dead zone novel august 1979 firestarter novel september 1980 roadwork bachman. Published by book club associates, great britain 1992. This tale of a troubled man hired to care for a remote mountain resort over the winter, his loyal wife, and their uniquely gifted son slowly but steadily unfolds as secrets from the overlook hotels past are revealed, and the hotel itself. Collecting the shining by king, stephen first edition identification.
His books have sold more than 350 million copies, and many of them have been adapted into feature films, television movies and comic books. No remainder marks, former owner writing or bookplates. This book club edition features the original wraparound cover art from the 1977 release. First book club edition, published by doubleday, gutter code r52. The shining by stephen king, first edition abebooks.
Stephen edwin king born september 21, 1947 is an american author of horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, and fantasy novels. First published in 1977, the shining quickly became a benchmark in the literary career of stephen king. List of movies to convert disctodigital hd with vudu hd. This was published in 2000 and says biokofthemonthclub at the bottom of the title page so im not. King s 1st five novels are all the same size as bookclub editions. King has published 63 novels, including seven under the pen name richard bachman, and five nonfiction. He was born richard stephen dreyfus in brooklyn, new york, to geraldine robbins, an activist, and norman dreyfus, a restaurateur and attorney. The reason they arent worth more money is because the true first editions had a limited print run while book club editions have a larger print run thats why there are so many out there.
This information is provided because often, book club editions of books. Lansdale writer of the purple rage signed limited 1st ed. Get cozy and expand your home library with a large online selection of books at. Apr 04, 2019 publishers weekly called pet sematary the most frightening novel stephen king has ever written, and king concurs. Trim size is given because book club editions are often smaller than trade editions. Its a tight, solid story that shows kings ability to paint vivid characters and his deftness with psychological horror. The top 10 rare and pricey stephen king books litreactor.630 1437 321 312 120 554 522 72 625 354 1430 1240 1587 628 218 923 68 369 1134 372 1233 24 467 671 596 398 1245 1442 126 213 722 667