An edition of Needful Things (1991)

Needful Things

First Gallery Books trade paperback edition (1)
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An edition of Needful Things (1991)

Needful Things

First Gallery Books trade paperback edition (1)
  • 4.05 ·
  • 19 Ratings
  • 277 Want to read
  • 19 Currently reading
  • 56 Have read

The town of Castle Rock, Maine has seen its fair share of oddities over the years, but nothing is as peculiar as the little curio shop that’s just opened for business here. 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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Publisher
Gallery Books
Language
English
Pages
816

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Needful Things
2018-05, Gallery Books
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Needful Things
2016-05, Pocket Books
Mass Market Paperback in English - 1st Pocket Books paperback edition (1)
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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 English - Di 1 ban
Cover of: Sklepik z marzeniami
Sklepik z marzeniami
2010, Wydawn. Albatros
in Polish - Wyd. 1.
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Ruhlar Dukkani
Apr 13, 2007, Altin Kitaplar
paperback
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Nuzhnye veschi
2003, AST
Hardcover in Russian
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Needful Things
1993-09, France Loisirs
Hardcover in English - Une édition du Club France Loisirs
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Bazaar
1993-09, France Loisirs
Hardcover in French - Une édition du Club France Loisirs
Cover of: Needful Things
Needful Things
1992, New English Library / Hodder and Stoughton
Mass Market Paperback in English - New English Library early export edition

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Edition Notes

Published in
New York
Copyright Date
1992

Classifications

Library of Congress
PS3561.I483 N4 2018

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Format
Paperback
Number of pages
816

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL28805279M
Internet Archive
needfulthings0000king_d4u1
ISBN 10
1501147412
ISBN 13
9781501147418
OCLC/WorldCat
940282063
Goodreads
59663979

Work Description

Needful Things is a 1991 horror novel by American author Stephen King. It is the first novel King wrote after his rehabilitation from drug and alcohol addiction. It was made into a film of the same name in 1993 which was directed by Fraser C. Heston. The story focuses on a shop that sells collectibles and antiques, managed by Leland Gaunt, a new arrival to the town of Castle Rock, Maine, the setting of many King stories. Gaunt often asks customers to perform a prank or mysterious deed in exchange for the item they are drawn to. As time goes by, the many deeds and pranks lead to increasing aggression among the townspeople, as well as chaos and death. A protagonist of the book is Alan Pangborn, previously seen in Stephen King's novel The Dark Half.

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