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An edition of It (1986)

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An edition of It (1986)

It

10th printing
  • 4.17 ·
  • 249 Ratings
  • 3804 Want to read
  • 246 Currently reading
  • 278 Have read
Publish Date
Publisher
Viking
Language
English
Pages
1138

Previews available in: English German Dutch

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It began for the Losers on a day in June of 1958, the day school let out for the summer. That was the day Henry Bowers carved the first letter of his name on Ben Hanscom's belly and chased him into the Barrens, the day Henry and his Neanderthal friends beat up on Stuttering Bill Denbrough and Eddie Kaspbrak, the day Stuttering Bill had to save Eddie from his worst asthma attack ever by riding his bike to beat the devil. It ended in August, with seven desperate children in search of a creature of unspeakable evil in the drains beneath Derry. In search of It. And somehow it ended.

Or so they thought. Then.

On a spring night in 1985 Mike Hanlon, once one of those children, makes six calls. Stan Uris, accountant. Richie "Records" Tozier, L.A. disc jockey. Ben Hanscom, renowned architect. Beverly Rogan, dress designer. Eddie Kaspbrak, owner of a successful New York limousine company. And Bill Denbrough, bestselling writer of horror novels. Bill Denbrough who now only stutters in his dreams.

These six men and one woman have forgotten their childhoods, have forgotten the time when they were Losers . . . but an unremembered promise draws them back, the present begins to rhyme dreadfully with the past, and when the Losers reunite, the wheels of fate lock together and roll them toward the ultimate terror.

In the biggest and most ambitious book of his career, Stephen King gives us not only his most towering epic of horror but a surprising reillumination of the corridor where we pass from the bright mysteries of childhood to those of maturity.

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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
2017-07, Scribner
Hardcover in English - 1st Scribner hardcover edition (4)
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IT: A Novel
2017-07, Scribner
Hardcover in English - 1st Scribner hardcover edition [4]
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It
2011, Hodder
Paperback in English - printing (16)
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es
2008, Ullstein
Paperback in German - 5 Auflage
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Es.
January 1, 2003, Ullstein Tb
Paperback in German
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It
1998?, Signet
Mass Market Paperback in English - 1st Signet printing (49)
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It
1986 11, Viking
Hardcover in English - 10th printing
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It
1986, Hodder and Stoughton
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Het
1986, Uitgeverij Luitingh
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Book Details


Published in

New York, N.Y., U.S.A

Edition Notes

Copyright Date
1986

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.54
Library of Congress
PS3561.I483 I8 1986

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
x, 1138 p. ;
Number of pages
1138
Dimensions
9.5 x 6.25 x 2.3 inches

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL2550667M
Internet Archive
it00king_1
ISBN 10
0670813028
ISBN 13
9780670813025
LCCN
85041062
OCLC/WorldCat
13497048
Google
4e5BYgEACAAJ
Library Thing
1489
Goodreads
644173

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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Excerpts

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.
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