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The Stand

by Stephen King

Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group | June 28, 2011 | Mass Market Paperbound

The Stand is rated 4.86666666666667 out of 5 by 15.

When a man escapes from a biological testing facility, he sets in motion a deadly domino effect, spreading a mutated strain of the flu that will wipe out 99 percent of humanity within a few weeks. The survivors who remain are scared, bewildered, and in need of a leader. Two emerge--Mother Abagail, the benevolent 108-year-old woman who urges them to build a community in Boulder, Colorado; and Randall Flagg, the nefarious "Dark Man," who delights in chaos and violence.

(This edition includes all of the new and restored material first published in The StandThe Complete And Uncut Edition.) 

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 1472 pages, 6.9 × 4.2 × 1.9 in

Published: June 28, 2011

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0307743683

ISBN - 13: 9780307743688

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Stand I have read this book at least a dozen times. The characters are alive and every time I read it I discover something new. I recommend this book to anyone that's like a good story
Date published: 2015-09-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome It is filled with suspense and action through an through.
Date published: 2015-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I think this was one of his best stories yet, I felt like i knew all the characters and connected with them.
Date published: 2015-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing This is by far my favorite SK book! I never get tired of reading it. The description, the characters, everything about this story makes it a wonderful break from reality. I am, and forever will be, a Constant Reader.
Date published: 2014-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! King always manages to write amazing works. I highly recommend this to anyone who is a fan of King or the genre, or even someone who is a fan of neither, it's that good.
Date published: 2014-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The stand I read it the first time when it came out I thought it was exacting then but it even better the second time around
Date published: 2014-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Stand..... Making my day Reading this once again, still my favorite end of the world book
Date published: 2014-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Stand The best by Stephen King and a twentieth century classic
Date published: 2014-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Re-reading for the umpteenth time Love this book!
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Great read, and awesome life lessons learned
Date published: 2013-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A classic Was a classic 35 years ago and still is.
Date published: 2013-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Stand Great book, could not put it down. Great story of good versus evil.
Date published: 2013-11-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from One of Stephen King's best! Read this a little at a time... Didn't feel like it was a long book(it is btw). You get so involved with the characters you feel like a part of the story. Excellent read!
Date published: 2013-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Favorite Stephen King Novel I have read The Stand 6 or 7 times and will absolutely read it many times more before the end of my life. This is one of my favourite S.K. books and, as always, King leaves you thinking about things in the dark. The super frightening thing about The Stand is it potentially could happen to us. We are LONG overdue for a worldwide pandemic. A great book!
Date published: 2013-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! One of King's best! Super extended version took me a very long time with my limited time for leisure reading but well worth it!
Date published: 2013-01-28

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The Stand

The Stand

by Stephen King

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 1472 pages, 6.9 × 4.2 × 1.9 in

Published: June 28, 2011

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0307743683

ISBN - 13: 9780307743688

About the Book

Arguably the greatest horror novel ever written by the greatest horror novelist, "The Stand" is a true modern classic that was first published in 1978, and then republished in 1990, complete and unabridged. Now available in a tall Premium Edition.

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CHAPTER 1  Hapscomb's Texaco sat on Number 93 just north of Arnette, a pissant four-street burg about 110 miles from Houston. Tonight the regulars were there, sitting by the cash register, drinking beer, talking idly, watching the bugs fly into the big lighted sign. It was Bill Hapscomb's station, so the others deferred to him even though he was a pure fool. They would have expected the same deferral if they had been gathered together in one of their business establishments. Except they had none. In Arnette, it was hard times. In 1980 the town had had two industries, a factory that made paper products (for picnics and barbecues, mostly) and a plant that made electronic calculators. Now the paper factory was shut down and the calculator plant was ailing—they could make them a lot cheaper in Taiwan, it turned out, just like those portable TVs and transistor radios.  Norman Bruett and Tommy Wannamaker, who had both worked in the paper factory, were on relief, having run out of unemployment some time ago. Henry Carmichael and Stu Redman both worked at the calculator plant but rarely got more than thirty hours a week. Victor Palfrey was retired and smoked stinking home-rolled cigarettes, which were all he could afford.  "Now what I say is this," Hap told them, putting his hands on his knees and leaning forward. "They just gotta say screw this inflation shit. Screw this national debt shit. We got the presses and we got the paper. We're gonna run off fifty million thousand-dollar bi
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From the Publisher

When a man escapes from a biological testing facility, he sets in motion a deadly domino effect, spreading a mutated strain of the flu that will wipe out 99 percent of humanity within a few weeks. The survivors who remain are scared, bewildered, and in need of a leader. Two emerge--Mother Abagail, the benevolent 108-year-old woman who urges them to build a community in Boulder, Colorado; and Randall Flagg, the nefarious "Dark Man," who delights in chaos and violence.

(This edition includes all of the new and restored material first published in The StandThe Complete And Uncut Edition.) 

About the Author

Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. Among his most recent are Full Dark, No Stars; Under the Dome; Just After Sunset; Duma Key; Lisey's Story; Cell; and the last three novels in the Dark Tower saga: Wolves of the Calla, Song of Susannah, and The Dark Tower. His acclaimed nonfiction book On Writing is also a bestseller. In 2003, he was awarded the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, and in 2007 he received the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. He lives in Maine with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.

www.stephenking.com

Editorial Reviews

"A master storyteller."--Los Angeles Times

"[The Stand] has everything. Adventure. Roman. Prophecy. Allegory. Satire. Fantasy. Realism. Apocalypse. Great!"--The New York Times Book Review

"As brilliant a dark dream as has ever been dreamed in this century."--Palm Beach Post