THE STAND. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1978. Octavo, cloth-backed boards. First edition. "Apocalyptic horror novel and a cornerstone of modern horror fiction ... THE STAND represents King's most ambitiously imaginative novel and the most fulfilling exploration of a predominant theme in his work: the behavior of groups functioning under the pressure of extraordinary situations." - Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror (1999) 6-206. Basis for the 1994 made for television miniseries starring Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, Rob Lowe and others. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-601. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 4-175. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature IV, pp. 1801-06. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-135. A fine copy in fine price-clipped dust jacket. A very sharp copy. (#155599).
First edition so stated on copyright page.