Stand: The Complete & Uncut Edition, The
  Stand: The Complete & Uncut Edition, The
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First Edition Release Date: May, 1990

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This is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death. And here is the bleak new world of the day after: a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people. A world in which a handful of panicky survivors choose sides-or are chosen. A world in which good rides on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old Mother Abagail-and the worst nightmares of evil are embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg, the dark man. In 1978 Stephen King published The Stand, the novel that is now considered one of his finest works. But as it was first published, The Stand was incomplete, since more than 150,000 words had been cut from the original manuscript. Now Stephen King's apocalyptic vision of a world blasted by plague and embroiled in an elemental struggle between good and evil has been restored to its entirety. The Stand: The Complete & Uncut Edition includes more than 500 pages of material deleted, along with new material that King added as he reworked the manuscript for a new generation. It gives us new characters and endows familiar ones with new depths. It has a new beginning and a new ending. What emerges is a gripping work with the scope and moral complexity of a true epic. For the hundreds of thousands of fans who read The Stand in its original version and wanted more, this new edition is Stephen King's gift.. And those who are reading The Stand for the first time will discover a triumphant and eerily plausible work of the imagination that takes on the issues that will determine our survival.

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Posted By: Helen - April 13th, 2012 4:23:41 pm EDT

I love this book so much, and have read it quite a few times over the years. But my sister, also an avid reader, never wanted to try Stephen King because she doesn't like horror. Ten years ago, she was going through my books, looking for something to read but dismissing all the 'horror'. So I handed her this book and said, 'trust me'. She did, read it, loved it, and then recommended it to all her friends who also thought Stephen King only wrote graphic horror stories and that it wasn't for them.

 
 
Posted By: QTRaven - March 21st, 2012 8:08:35 am EDT

I read all of King's works and several other authors as well, but this is one of my all-time favorites. I have re-read it several times because the narrative, the construction, the character development is just that good. It sucks me in every time. I first read this book in one night (original release) because I was so afraid that when I fell asleep I would dream about Flagg...I was laying down, holding the book up and if I drifted I dropped the book on my face and this refreshed me...

 
 
Posted By: 2kelly3 - February 22nd, 2012 5:44:39 pm EST

I eagerly await new books from Stephen King but The Stand is the best book ever. I will pick it up from time to time and just let it fall open and read from there. It is like checking in with old friends. I do this with a few of his books but this is the one i love the most!

 
 
Posted By: Marlene - February 14th, 2012 12:24:31 pm EST

This is my favourite of all the books -- I went thru 3 paperback versions and then was given the hardcovers for Christmas presents. I have all the SK books & read them over & over (sucker for punishment). In our house, if you put an SK book down for anyreason, somebody else picked it up. So there were always 4 bookmarks in the book & somebody skulking around waiting for the book to be put down. Got to be so many arguments that I started using them for bedtime stories!. Thanks Stephen for so much great reading!!

 
 
Posted By: Dampinack - January 31st, 2012 6:29:30 pm EST

Hello, what I can say..? I Love this Novel!!, Thanks for your work!

 
 
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