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Four Past Midnight
Stephen King
About the Book

Past midnight, something happens to time, that fragile concept we employ to order our sense of reality. It bends, stretches, turns back, or snaps, and sometimes reality with it. And what happens to the wide-eyed observer when the window between reality and unreality shatters, and the glass begins to fly? These four chilling novellas, a feast fit for King fans old and new, provide some shocking answers.

After all, past midnight is Stephen King's favorite time of day....

One Past Midnight: "The Langoliers" takes a red-eye flight from L.A. to Boston into a most unfriendly sky. Only eleven passengers survive, but landing in an eerily empty world makes them wish they hadn't. Something's waiting for them, you see....

Two Past Midnight: "Secret Window, Secret Garden" enters the suddenly strange life of writer Mort Rainey, recently divorced, depressed, and alone on the shore of Tashmore Lake. Alone, that is, until a figure named John Shooter arrives, pointing an accusing finger.

Three Past Midnight: "The Library Policeman" is set in Junction City, Iowa, an unlikely place for evil to be hiding. But for small businessman Sam Peebles, who thinks he may be losing his mind, another enemy is hiding there as well--the truth. If he can find it in time, he might stand a chance.

Four Past Midnight: The flat surface of a Polaroid photograph becomes for fifteen-year-old Kevin Delevan an invitation to the supernatural. Old Pop Merrill, Castle Rock's sharpest trader, wants to crash the party for profit, but "The Sun Dog," a creature that shouldn't exist at all, is a very dangerous investment.

With an introduction and prefatory notes to each of the tales, Stephen King discusses how these stories arose in what is the world's most fearsome imagination. But it is the stories themselves that will keep readers awake long after bedtime, into those dark, timeless hours past midnight.
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Excerpts

Stories come at different times and places for me--in the car, in the shower, while walking, even while standing around at parties.
added by Lisa. "first sentence"

30 editions First published in 1990

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Cover of: Four Past Midnight (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
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Four Past Midnight
2009, Penguin USA, Inc.
Electronic resource in English
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Four Past Midnight
March 2, 2004, Signet
in English
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Four Past Midnight
March 2004, Tandem Library
Unknown Binding in English
Cover of: Czwarta po polnocy
Czwarta po polnocy
2003, Zysk i s-ka
in Polish
Cover of: Czwarta po polnocy
Czwarta po polnocy
2003, Zysk i s-ka
in Polish
Cover of: Four Past Midnight
Four Past Midnight
October 1999, Tandem Library
School & Library Binding in English
Cover of: Czwarte po polnocy.
Czwarte po polnocy.
1998, Zysk i S-ka Wydawnictwo
in Polish
Cover of: Four Past Midnight
Four Past Midnight
1998, Signet
Mass Market Paperback in English - First Signet Printing
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Four Past Midnight
1995, Signet
Mass Market Paperback in English - Tie-In Edition
Cover of: Cuatro Despues de La Medianoche
Cuatro Despues de La Medianoche
December 1994, Grijalbo
Paperback
Cover of: Four Past Midnight
Four Past Midnight
February 12, 1993, Penguin Audiobooks
Audio cassette
Cover of: Chetvert' posle polunochi
Chetvert' posle polunochi
1993, "IMA-press-reklama"
in Russian
Cover of: Minuit 4
Minuit 4
1991, J'ai Lu
in French
Cover of: Four Past Midnight (G K Hall Large Print Book Series)
Four Past Midnight (G K Hall Large Print Book Series)
October 1991, Macmillan Publishing Company
Hardcover in English - Largeprint edition
Cover of: Four past midnight.
Four past midnight.
1991, s.n.]
in Undetermined
Cover of: Four Past Midnight (G K Hall Large Print Book Series)
Four Past Midnight (G K Hall Large Print Book Series)
August 1991, G K Hall & Co
Hardcover in English - Large Prnt edition
Cover of: Four Past Midnight (G K Hall Large Print Book Series)
Four Past Midnight (G K Hall Large Print Book Series)
August 1991, G K Hall & Co
Paperback in English - Large Prnt edition
Cover of: Four Past Midnight (G K Hall Large Print Book Series)
Four Past Midnight (G K Hall Large Print Book Series)
October 1991, G K Hall & Co
Paperback in English - Largeprint edition
Cover of: Four past midnight
Four past midnight
1991, Signet
in English
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Four Past Midnight
1991, New English Library
Mass Market Paperback in English - New English Library Edition
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Four past midnight
1990, Signet book
in English
Cover of: Four past midnight
Four past midnight
1990, Signet book
in English
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Four past midnight
1990, Viking
in English
Cover of: Four Past Midnight
Four Past Midnight
1990, Viking
Hardcover in English - First Edition
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Four Past Midnight
1990, Viking
Hardcover in English - BOMC edition
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Four past midnight
1990, Guild Publishing
in English
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Four Past Midnight
2016 01, Simon & Schuster Audio
Digital Audio in English
Cover of: MEIA-NOITE E QUATRO -(EURO 11.22)
MEIA-NOITE E QUATRO -(EURO 11.22)
Publish date unknown, Temas e Debates
in Portuguese - .

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