Cover of: The Shining by Stephen King
An edition of The Shining (1977)

The Shining

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An edition of The Shining (1977)

The Shining

1st Pocket Books printing (19)
  • 4.26 ·
  • 82 Ratings
  • 755 Want to read
  • 43 Currently reading
  • 127 Have read
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Pocket Books
Language
English

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The Overlook Hotel is more than just a home-away-from-home for the Torrance family. For Jack, Wendy, and their young son, Danny,it is a place where past horrors come to life. And where those gifted with the shining do battle with the darkest evils. Stephen King's classic thriller is one of the most powerfully imagined novels of our time.
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Edition Availability
Cover of: Shining
Shining
Nov 01, 2011, Hodder & Stoughton, imusti
paperback
Cover of: The Shining
The Shining
2002?, Pocket Books
Mass Market Paperback in English - 1st Pocket Books printing (19)
Cover of: El Resplandor
El Resplandor
June 2001, Turtleback Books Distributed by Demco Media
Paperback
Cover of: The Shining
The Shining
1991?, Signet
Mass Market Paperback in English - 1st Signet printing (50)
Cover of: The Shining
The Shining
1990, Doubleday
Hardcover in English - 26th printing
Cover of: The Shining
The Shining
1981-12, New English Library
Mass Market Paperback in English - Reprint
Cover of: The Shining
The Shining
1978-01, New American Library
Mass Market Paperback in English - 1st Signet printing (1)
Cover of: The Shining
The Shining
1978-01, New American Library
Mass Market Paperback in English - 1st Signet printing (1)
Cover of: The Shining
The Shining
1977, New English Library
Hardcover in English
Cover of: The Shining
The Shining
1977, Doubleday
Hardcover in English

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New York, USA

Edition Notes

US/CAN

Copyright Date
2001

The Physical Object

Format
Mass Market Paperback
Dimensions
6.7 x 4.1 x 1.3 inches

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL7949728M
Internet Archive
shining00step
ISBN 10
0743424425
ISBN 13
9780743424424
OCLC/WorldCat
47982410
Alibris ID
9780743424424
Google
xeiOxQEACAAJ
Paperback Swap
0743424425
Amazon ID (ASIN)
0743424425
Library Thing
6050
Goodreads
231786

Work Description

The Shining is a 1977 horror novel by American author Stephen King. It is King's third published novel and first hardback bestseller; its success firmly established King as a preeminent author in the horror genre. The setting and characters are influenced by King's personal experiences, including both his visit to The Stanley Hotel in 1974 and his struggle with alcoholism. The book was followed by a sequel, Doctor Sleep, published in 2013.

The Shining centers on the life of Jack Torrance, a struggling writer and recovering alcoholic who accepts a position as the off-season caretaker of the historic Overlook Hotel in the Colorado Rockies. His family accompanies him on this job, including his young son Danny Torrance, who possesses "the shining", an array of psychic abilities that allow Danny to see the hotel's horrific past. Soon, after a winter storm leaves them snowbound, the supernatural forces inhabiting the hotel influence Jack's sanity, leaving his wife and son in incredible danger.



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Jack Torrance thought: Officious little prick.
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