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Easton Press, Stephen King "The Dead Zone" Leather Bound Collector's Edition, 1993 First Printing, Slipcased [Sealed]
The Dead Zone Stephen King Easton Press Leather Bound


 
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SEALED (AS NEW)

Sealed in the original shrink-wrap from Easton Press. A wonderful bright clean copy free of any markings, writings, or stamps. Sharp corners that have not been bumped. Tight binding. Unread book. No bookplates attached or indication of any removed. No bookplates attached.

  $395.00
 
Publisher: Easton Press
Binding: Leather Bound
Edition: Limited Edition (1993 First Printing)
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 2"

Stock Status:In Stock

Availability: Same day shipping
Product Code: SK220

Description
 
Stephen King "The Dead Zone". The Easton Press, Norwalk CT. 1993. First Edition. Black Leather Collector's Edition. A rare find. This is the more collectible 1993 first printing as shown by the spine design and not the later 2004 re-issue. Full genuine black leather hardcover. 426 pps. A "Collector's Edition" illustrated by Jill Bauman. This volume also includes a custom slipcase, which has been especially designed for this edition.

About

In the St. James Guide to Horror, Ghost & Gothic Writers, Gary Westfahl predicts that "King has already earned himself a place in the history of literature.... At the very least, he will enjoy the status of a latter-day Anthony Trollope, an author respected for his popularity and social commentary.... More likely, he will be enshrined as the Charles Dickens of the late 20th century, the writer who perfectly reflected, encapsulated, and expressed the characteristic concerns of his era."

If any of King's novels exemplifies his skill at portraying the concerns of his generation, it's The Dead Zone (1979). Although it contains a horrific subplot about a serial killer, it isn't strictly a horror novel. It's the story of an unassuming high school teacher, an Everyman, who suffers a gap in time--like a Rip Van Winkle who blacks out during the years 1970-75--and thus becomes acutely conscious of the way that American society is rapidly changing. He wakes up as well with a gap in his brain, the "dead zone" of the title. The zone gives him crippling headaches, but also grants him second sight, a talent he doesn't want and is reluctant to use. The crux of the novel concerns whether he will use that talent to alter the course of history.

The Dead Zone is a tight, well-crafted book. When asked in 1983 which of his novels so far was "the best," Stephen King answered, "The one that I think works the best is Dead Zone. It's the one that [has] the most story." --Fiona Webster

Features
Includes all the classic Easton Press qualities:

* Premium Leather
* Silk Moire Endleaves
* Distinctive Cover Design
* Hubbed Spine, Accented in Real 22KT Gold
* Satin Ribbon Page Marker
* Gilded Page Edges
* Long-lasting, High Quality Acid-neutral Paper
* Smyth-sewn Pages for Strength and Durability
* Beautiful Illustrations

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  4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
 
Bought as a Gift January 21, 2009
Reviewer: Chris Hargis from Harrisonville, MO  
It was a gift for my mother. She is a long-time Stephen King fan and a collector. She was very pleased with the book as was I and I'll be sure to keep this website in mind for future purchases.

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