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The Shining

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This edition was published in by Doubleday in Garden City, New York.

Written in English

447 pages

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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1978-01, New American Library
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1978-01, New American Library
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October 1, 1978, Signet
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October 1, 1978, Signet
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1978, Signet
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January 1, 1978, Signet
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October 1, 1978, Signet
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January 10, 1978, Signet
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1978, Plaza & Janés
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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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The Shining

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Edition Notes

Copyright Date
1977

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.5/4
Library of Congress
PZ4.K5227 Sh PS3561.I483, PZ4.K5227 Sh, PS3561.I483 Sh, PS3561.I483

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL23253707M
ISBN 10
0385121679
ISBN 13
9780385121675
LC Control Number
76024212
OCLC/WorldCat
2633796, 779371608, 994020964
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