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An edition of It (1986)

IT

A Novel

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An edition of It (1986)

IT

A Novel

1st Scribner hardcover edition [4]
  • 4.15 ·
  • 219 Ratings
  • 3149 Want to read
  • 211 Currently reading
  • 239 Have read
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Publisher
Scribner
Language
English
Pages
1168

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To the children, the town was their whole world. To the adults, knowing better, Derry Maine was just their home town: familiar, well-ordered for the most part. A good place to live. It was the children who saw – and felt – what made Derry so horribly different. In the storm drains, in the sewers, IT lurked, taking on the shape of every nightmare, each one’s deepest dread. Sometimes IT reached up, seizing, tearing, killing . . .

The adults, knowing better, knew nothing. Time passed and the children grew up, moved away. The horror of IT was deep-buried, wrapped in forgetfulness. Until they were called back, once more to confront IT as IT stirred and coiled in the sullen depths of their memories, reaching up again to make their past nightmares a terrible present reality.

Frightening, epic, and brilliant, Stephen King's IT is one of the greatest works of a true storytelling master.
--front flap

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It: A Novel
2019-07, Scribner
Paperback in English - Scribner trade pbk. ed. (1); Movie tie-in
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IT: A Novel
2017-07, Scribner
Hardcover in English - 1st Scribner hardcover edition [4]
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2017-07, Scribner
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2011, Hodder
Paperback in English - printing (16)
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2008, Ullstein
Paperback in German - 5 Auflage
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January 1, 2003, Ullstein Tb
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1998?, Signet
Mass Market Paperback in English - 1st Signet printing (49)
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It
1986, Hodder and Stoughton
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1986 11, Viking
Hardcover in English - 10th printing
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1986, Uitgeverij Luitingh
Paperback in Dutch

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Edition Notes

Source title: It: A Novel

Copyright Date
1986

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
x, 1156p.
Number of pages
1168

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL27403423M
Internet Archive
it0000king
ISBN 10
1501182099
ISBN 13
9781501182099
OCLC/WorldCat
980587428
Amazon ID (ASIN)
1501182099
Google
uukqDwAAQBAJ
Goodreads
35012103

Work Description

It is a 1986 horror novel by American author Stephen King. It was his 22nd book and his 17th novel written under his own name. The story follows the experiences of seven children as they are terrorized by an evil entity that exploits the fears of its victims to disguise itself while hunting its prey. "It" primarily appears in the form of Pennywise the Dancing Clown to attract its preferred prey of young children.

The novel won the British Fantasy Award in 1987, and received nominations for the Locus and World Fantasy Awards that same year.

In 2003, It was listed at number 144 on the BBC's The Big Read poll.



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The terror, which would not end for another twenty-eight years--if it ever did end--began, so far as I know or can tell, with a boat made from a sheet of newspaper floating down a gutter swollen with rain.
added by Lisa. "first sentence"

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