Personally hand signed by Stephen King along with the illustrator Vincent Chong.
Subterranean Press, 2013. Stephen King "The Shining" Signed Limited Edition, Leather Bound with matching traycase.
Signed lettered edition "PP", bound in luxurious black leather, in a matching leather traycase. Dust jacket and interior illustrations by Vincent Chong. Signature Page illustration by Dagmara Matuszak. Includes "The Shining - Sketches", a softcover book of artwork sketches by Vincent Chong.
This special printing of "The Shining" was published in the following limited editions:
Lettered: 52 signed, specially bound copies, housed in a custom traycase, with an original remarque.
Limited: 750 signed numbered copies, housed in a custom traycase
Gift: 1500 unsigned cloth bound copies, housed in a custom slipcase
As New in As New Tray Case.
About The Shining:
When The Shining was first published in 1977, it left an immediate and indelible impression. At once terrifying and intensely human, it set the standard for the modern horror novel, and remains as vital and affecting today as it was when first published over thirty-five years ago.
The story The Shining tells has assumed a permanent place in American popular culture. It is, first of all, the story of a family: Jack and Wendy Torrance and their extraordinarily gifted son, Danny. The Torrances are a family in crisis. They have come to the Overlook Hotel, a deluxe resort set in an isolated corner of the Colorado Rockies, to serve as winter caretakers and to recover from a series of bruising personal defeats. But, as they soon discover, the Overlook is more than a hotel. It is a malign, voracious entity with an extravagantly violent history, and it is determined to absorb the Torrance family—Danny in particular—into its dark heart.
The Shining is a novel in which all of the varied elements—scenes, setting, character—come triumphantly together. The Overlook Hotel, with its haunted rooms, elaborate traps, and twisted secrets, is one of the most compelling backdrops in all of horror fiction. And the Torrances, with their tragic flaws, hidden wounds, and profound, often frustrated love for one another, are as real and credible as the people we encounter in our everyday lives. The result is a novel with the narrative power and emotional resonance of a classic. It is, and will always be, a consummate example of the storyteller’s art.
In 1980 The Shining was adapted to a film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick, co-written with novelist Diane Johnson, and starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, and Scatman Crothers. The film is based on the novel, though there are significant changes.
About the author:
Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes Doctor Sleep and Under the Dome, now a major TV miniseries on CBS. His novel 11/22/63 was named a top ten book of 2011 by The New York Times Book Review and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller as well as the Best Hardcover Book Award from the International Thriller Writers Association. He is the recipient of the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.