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Needful Things

1st Pocket Books paperback edition (2)
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Written in English

943 pages

“There are two prices for this. Half…and half. One half is cash. The other is a deed. Do you understand?”

The town of Castle Rock, Maine has seen its fair share of oddities over the years, but nothing is a peculiar as the little curio shop that’s just opened for business. Its mysterious proprietor, Leland Gaunt, seems to have something for everyone out on display at Needful Things…interesting items that run the gamut from worthless to priceless. Nothing has a price tag in this place, but everything is certainly for sale. The heart’s desire for any resident of Castle Rock can easily be found among the curiosities…in exchange for a little money and—at the specific request of Leland Gaunt—a whole lot of menace against their fellow neighbors. Everyone in town seems willing to make a deal at Needful Things, but the devil is in the details. And no one takes heed of the little sign hanging on the wall: Caveat emptor. In other words, let the buyer beware…
--back cover

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Needful Things
2018, Gallery Books
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Needful Things
2016-05, Pocket Books
Mass Market Paperback in English - 1st Pocket Books paperback edition (2)
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Needful Things: The Last Castle Rock Story
2016-01, Simon & Schuster Audio
Digital Audio in English
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La tienda
2016, Debolsillo
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Sklepik z marzeniami
2014, Wydawnictwo Albatros
in Polish
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必需品专卖店: Needful Things
2012, Ren min wen xue
in Chinese - 880-02 Di 1 ban.
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Needful Things
2011 May 14, HighBridge
Digital Audio in English
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Sklepik z marzeniami
2010, Wydawn. Albatros
in Polish - Wyd. 1.
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Needful Things
2009, Penguin USA, Inc.
Electronic resource in English
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Needful Things: The Last Castle Rock Story
April 6, 2004, Signet
in English
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In einer kleinen Stadt
2003 April 1, Ullstein Tb
Paperback in German / Deutsch
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Nuzhnye veschi
2003, AST
Hardcover in Russian / Русский язык
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Nuzhnye veschi
2002, AST
Hardcover in Russian / Русский язык
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LA Tienda
January 2002, Distribooks
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Sklepik z marzeniami
2002, Albatros
in Polish
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Bazaar
2000 January 1, Albin Michel
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Needful Things
1999 October, Tandem Library
School & Library Binding in English
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Samoe neobkhodimoe: [roman]
1997, Mir
in Russian / Русский язык
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De noodzaak
1995, Luitingh-Sijthoff
Paperback in Dutch - 8e dr.
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Needful Things
1994, New English Library
in English
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La Tienda de los Deseos Malignos
1993 April, Grijalbo
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In einer kleinen Stadt: Needful Things
1993 April 1, Heyne
Paperback in German / Deutsch
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Needful Things: The Last Castle Rock Story
1993, Penguin - Highbridge Audio
Audio Cassette in English
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Needful Things
1993, Signet
Mass Market Paperback in English - Movie Tie-In Edition; 1st Signet printing (10)
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Needful Things: The Last Castle Rock Story
1992 August, MacMillan Publishing Company.
Library Binding in English - Large print edition
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Needful Things
1992-07, Signet
Mass Market Paperback in English - 1st Signet printing (7)
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Needful Things
1992 07, Signet
Mass Market Paperback in English - 1st Signet printing (28)
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Needful Things: The Last Castle Rock Story
1992 August, G K Hall & Co
Paperback in English - Large print edition
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Needful Things
1992, New English Library / Hodder and Stoughton
Mass Market Paperback in English - New English Library early export edition
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Needful Things: 4-copy
1991 October 1, Viking Adult
in English
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Needful Things
1991, BCA
in English
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Needful Things
1991, Viking
Hardcover in English - First Edition (1)
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Needful Things
1991, Signet
in English
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Needful Things
Publisher unknown
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Cose Preziose
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Paperback in Italian

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Needful Things

First published in 1991



Work Description

With a demonic blend of malice and affection, Stephen King says goodbye to the town he put on the map -- Castle Rock, Maine . . . where Polly Chalmers runs You Sew and Sew and Sheriff Alan Pangborn is in charge of keeping the peace. It's a small town, and Stephen King fans might think they know its secrets pretty well; they've been here before.

Leland Gaunt is a stranger -- and he calls his shop Needful Things. Eleven-year-old Brain Rusk is his first customer, and Brian finds just what he wants most in all the world; a '56 Sandy Koufax baseball card. By the end of the week, Mr. Gaunt's business is fairly booming, and why not? At Needful Things, there's something for everyone.

And, of course, there is always a price. For Leland Gaunt, the pleasure of doing business lies chiefly in seeing how much people will pay for their most secret dreams and desires. And as Leland Gaunt always points out, at Needful Things, the prices are high indeed. Does that stop people from buying? Has it ever?

For Alan and Polly, this one week in autumn will be an awful test -- a test of will, desire, and pain. Above all, it will be a test of their ability to grasp the true nature of their enemy. They may have a chance . . . But maybe not, because, as Mr. Gaunt knows, almost everything is for sale: love, hope, even the human soul.

With the potent storytelling authority that millions of readers have come to prize, Stephen King delivers an Out Town with a vengeance, an inimitable farewell to a place his fiction has often and long called home.
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Needful Things

1st Pocket Books paperback edition (2)

This edition was published in by Pocket Books in New York.


Edition Description

“There are two prices for this. Half…and half. One half is cash. The other is a deed. Do you understand?”

The town of Castle Rock, Maine has seen its fair share of oddities over the years, but nothing is a peculiar as the little curio shop that’s just opened for business. Its mysterious proprietor, Leland Gaunt, seems to have something for everyone out on display at Needful Things…interesting items that run the gamut from worthless to priceless. Nothing has a price tag in this place, but everything is certainly for sale. The heart’s desire for any resident of Castle Rock can easily be found among the curiosities…in exchange for a little money and—at the specific request of Leland Gaunt—a whole lot of menace against their fellow neighbors. Everyone in town seems willing to make a deal at Needful Things, but the devil is in the details. And no one takes heed of the little sign hanging on the wall: Caveat emptor. In other words, let the buyer beware…
--back cover

Edition Notes

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Copyright Date
1992

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Format
Mass Market Paperback
Pagination
943
Number of pages
943

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Open Library
OL31445084M
Internet Archive
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ISBN 10
1501143786
ISBN 13
9781501143786
OCLC/WorldCat
951229378
Amazon.com
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