A unique leather bound edition of Stephen King's "The Dead Zone".
This particular edition has been remarqued and signed by the artist Jill Bauman. An original color remarque of The Wheel of Fortune from the novel, done with Verithin Prisma pencil. A hand-created piece of artwork.
This collectible book from Easton Press is luxuriously bound in full genuine leather with 22 kt gold accents. Photos of the actual item.
Norwalk, CT. Easton Press. Stephen King "The Dead Zone". 2004 Re-issue genuine black leather hardcover. 426 pps. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Easton Press Limited Edition, "Collector's Edition". Illustrated by the artist Jill Bauman. Unattached ex-libris bookplate included along with a matching "The Dead Zone" designer slipcase, black with gold lettering.
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
About the Artist
Jill Bauman is best known as an artist. She has been nominated for the World Fantasy Award five times and nominated for the Chesley Award several times. Her art has been exhibited at the Delaware Art Museum, the Moore College of Art, Art Students League of New York, the NY Illustrators Society & and the Science Fiction Museum of Seattle. Jill Bauman has created hundreds of book covers for horror, mystery, fantasy, science fiction, and best selling books including 23 of the Cat Who, books by Lilian Jackson Braun during the 1980s and 1990s.
Jill Bauman got her Bachelor of Arts from Adelphi University. She did her Graduate work at Adelphi University and Queens College. She is a Life Member of the Art Students League of New York.
She was born in Brooklyn, New York, and she currently lives in Queens, New York and has two grown daughters.
About "The Dead Zone"
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