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The Gunslinger

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"The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed."

Written by Stephen King in 1970, five years before the publication of his first novel, that sentence opens up a world still unknown to many of his readers. It begins a spectacular seven-volume epic fantasy -- The Dark Tower -- that is sure to become an American classic.

Now, preparing the way for the publication of the saga's concluding volumes, King offers a revised and expanded edition of The Gunslinger, the mesmerizing first book of the series. This hardcover edition, for which King has written a special introduction and foreword, contains all of the full-color paintings and pen-and-ink drawings created by Michael Whelan for the original limited edition published by Donald M. Grant, Publisher in 1982.

Eerie, dreamlike, set in a world that is weirdly related to our own, The Gunslinger introduces Roland Deschain of Gilead, of In-World that was, as he pursues his enigmatic antagonist to the mountains that separate the desert from the Western Sea. Roland is a solitary figure, perhaps accursed, who with a a strange single-mindedness traverses an exhausted, almost timeless landscape. The people he encounters are left behind, or worse -- left dead. At a way station, however, he meets Jake, a boy from a particular time (1977) and a particular place (New York City), and soon the two are joined -- khef, ka, and ka-tet. The mountains lie before them. So does the man in black and, somewhere far beyond...the Dark Tower.
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The Gunslinger

First published in 1976



Work Description

The Dark Tower I

The opening chapter in the epic Dark Tower series. Roland, the last gunslinger, in a world where time has moved on, pursues his nemesis, The Man in Black, across a desert. Roland's ultimate goal is the Dark Tower, the nexus of all universes. This mysterious icon's power is failing, threatening everything in existence.

The five stories that constitute the novel were originally published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction:

"The Gunslinger" (October 1978)
"The Way Station" (April 1980)
"The Oracle and the Mountains" (February 1981)
"The Slow Mutants" (July 1981)
"The Gunslinger and the Dark Man" (November 1981)
(source)

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The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.
added by Lisa.) "first sentence"

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The Gunslinger

Revised and Expanded Edition (1)

This edition was published in by Viking in New York, USA.


Edition Description

"The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed."

Written by Stephen King in 1970, five years before the publication of his first novel, that sentence opens up a world still unknown to many of his readers. It begins a spectacular seven-volume epic fantasy -- The Dark Tower -- that is sure to become an American classic.

Now, preparing the way for the publication of the saga's concluding volumes, King offers a revised and expanded edition of The Gunslinger, the mesmerizing first book of the series. This hardcover edition, for which King has written a special introduction and foreword, contains all of the full-color paintings and pen-and-ink drawings created by Michael Whelan for the original limited edition published by Donald M. Grant, Publisher in 1982.

Eerie, dreamlike, set in a world that is weirdly related to our own, The Gunslinger introduces Roland Deschain of Gilead, of In-World that was, as he pursues his enigmatic antagonist to the mountains that separate the desert from the Western Sea. Roland is a solitary figure, perhaps accursed, who with a a strange single-mindedness traverses an exhausted, almost timeless landscape. The people he encounters are left behind, or worse -- left dead. At a way station, however, he meets Jake, a boy from a particular time (1977) and a particular place (New York City), and soon the two are joined -- khef, ka, and ka-tet. The mountains lie before them. So does the man in black and, somewhere far beyond...the Dark Tower.
(front flap)

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
FOREWORD
I. THE GUNSLINGER
II. THE WAY STATION
III. THE ORACLE AND THE MOUNTAINS
IV. THE SLOW MUTANTS
V. THE GUNSLINGER AND THE MAN IN BLACK

Edition Notes

US/CAN
"Revised and expanded throughout, wih a new introduction and foreword by the author"--Dust jacket.

Series
The Dark Tower I
Copyright Date
2003

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.54
Library of Congress
PS3561.I483 G86 2003, PS3561.I483 G86 2003b

Contributors

Illustrator
Michael Whalen

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
xxv, 231 p., [6] leaves of col. plates :

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL20700326M
Internet Archive
isbn_9780670032549
ISBN 10
0670032549
ISBN 13
9780670032549
LC Control Number
2003042279, 2003272267
OCLC/WorldCat
654912997, 778981593, 980920544, 1003240827, 859064578
Alibris ID
9780670032549
Google
5ApaAAAAYAAJ
Amazon.com
0670032549
Goodreads
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