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Cover of: The Gunslinger | Stephen King
About the Book

The opening chapter in the epic Dark Tower series. Roland, the last gunslinger, in a world where time has moved on, pursues his nemesis, The Man in Black, across a desert. Roland's ultimate goal is the Dark Tower, the nexus of all universes. This mysterious icon's power is failing, threatening everything in existence.

The five stories that constitute the novel were originally published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction:

"The Gunslinger" (October 1978)
"The Way Station" (April 1980)
"The Oracle and the Mountains" (February 1981)
"The Slow Mutants" (July 1981)
"The Gunslinger and the Dark Man" (November 1981)
(source)

Excerpts

The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.
added by Lisa. "first sentence"

35 editions First published in 1976

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Cover of: Zui hou de qiang ke =
Zui hou de qiang ke =: The gunslinger
2007, Huang guan wen hua chu ban you xian gong si
in Chinese - 880-02 Chu ban.
Cover of: The Gunslinger
The Gunslinger
2003, Viking
Hardcover in English - Revised and Expanded edition
Cover of: The gunslinger
The gunslinger
2003, New English Library
in English
Cover of: The gunslinger
The gunslinger
2003, Viking
in English
Cover of: The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, Book 1)
The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, Book 1)
June 24, 2003, Signet
in English
Cover of: The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, Book 1)
The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, Book 1)
June 24, 2003, Penguin Audio
in English
Cover of: The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, Book 1)
The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, Book 1)
June 24, 2003, Penguin Audio
in English
Cover of: The Gunslinger The Dark Tower I
The Gunslinger The Dark Tower I
2003, Recorded Books
Audio CD
Cover of: The Dark Tower
The Dark Tower
August 18, 2003, New English Library Ltd
Paperback - New Ed edition
Cover of: La Tour sombre, tome 1
La Tour sombre, tome 1: Le pistolero
June 19, 2000, J'ai lu
Mass Market Paperback in French
Cover of: Torre Oscura I, La
Torre Oscura I, La
August 2000, Ediciones B
Paperback in Spanish
Cover of: The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, Book 1)
The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, Book 1)
October 1999, Rebound By Sagebrush
Library Binding in English - Rebound edition
Cover of: The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, Book 1)
The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, Book 1)
May 1, 1998, Penguin Audio
in English
Cover of: Dark Tower
Dark Tower: the gunslinger
1998, New Eng.Lib.
in English
Cover of: La Torre Oscura I
La Torre Oscura I
June 1, 1998, Ediciones B
Hardcover in Spanish
Cover of: The gunslinger
The gunslinger
1997, New English Library
in English
Cover of: The gunslinger
The gunslinger
1992, Warner
in English
Cover of: The gunslinger.
The gunslinger.
1992, Warner Books
in English
Cover of: La Tour sombre, tome 1
Cover of: La hierba del diablo
La hierba del diablo
1989, Ediciones B
in Spanish
Cover of: The gunslinger.
The gunslinger.
1989, Sphere
in English
Cover of: The dark tower.
The dark tower.
1989, Guild Publishing
in English
Cover of: The Dark Tower
Cover of: The Gunslinger
The Gunslinger
1988, New Audio Library
Audio book
Cover of: The Gunslinger
The Gunslinger
September 1988, Plume
Paperback in English - First Plume Printing
Cover of: The gunslinger
The gunslinger
1988, New American Library
in English
Cover of: The gunslinger.
The gunslinger.
1988, Sphere
in English
Cover of: The Gunslinger
The Gunslinger
1988, Plume
Paperback in English
Cover of: The Dark Tower
Cover of: The gunslinger
The gunslinger
1982, Donald M. Grant
in English - 1st ed.
Cover of: The gunslinger
The gunslinger
1982, Donald M. Grant
in English - 1st ed.
Cover of: The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, Book 1)
The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, Book 1)
December 1976, Amereon Limited
Hardcover in English
Cover of: The Gunslinger
The Gunslinger
2003 July, Plume
Paperback in English - first printing, Plume rev. ed.
Cover of: The Gunslinger
The Gunslinger
1988 September, New American Library
Paperback in English
Cover of: The Gunslinger
The Gunslinger
1989 July, New American Library
Mass Market Paperback in English - First Signet Printing

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