The Stand
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The Stand

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'THE STAND is a masterpiece' (Guardian). Set in a plague-decimated US, King's thrilling American fantasy epic, is a Classic.First come the days of the plague. Then come the dreams.Dark dreams that warn of the coming of the dark man. The apostate of death, his worn-down boot heels tramping the night roads. The warlord of the charnel house and Prince of Evil.His time is at hand. His empire grows in the west and the Apocalypse looms.When a man crashes his car into a petrol station, he brings with him the foul corpses of his wife and daughter. He dies and it doesn't take long for the plague which killed him to spread across America and the world.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 1344 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 60mm | 799.99g
  • Hodder & Stoughton General Division
  • Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New ed.
  • 1444720732
  • 9781444720730
  • 15,993

About Stephen King

Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, Mr Mercedes (an Edgar Award winner for Best novel) and Sleeping Beauties co-written with his son Owen King. Stephen King has been described by the Guardian as 'one of the greatest storytellers of our time', by the Mirror as a 'genius' and by The Sunday Times as 'one of the most fertile storytellers of the modern novel.' His epic works The Dark Tower and It are the basis for major motion pictures in 2017. He is the recipient of the 2014 National Medal of Arts and the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.show more

Review quote

'King is the greatest popular novelist of our day, comparable to Dickens'. * Toby Litt, Guardian * A writer of excellence...King is one of the most fertile storytellers of the modern novel * Sunday Times * 'King is the greatest popular novelist of our day, comparable to Dickens'. * Toby Litt, Guardian * A writer of excellence...King is one of the most fertile storytellers of the modern novel * Sunday Times *show more

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A writer of excellence...King is one of the most fertile storytellers of the modern novel Sunday Timesshow more

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476,862 ratings
4.33 out of 5 stars
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4 28% (135,905)
3 12% (57,451)
2 3% (13,815)
1 1% (5,770)
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