The shining by stephen king 1977, doubleday book club. The shining was stephen kings third book, following carrie and salems lot. Differences between the shining book vs movie page 3. A very small amount of edgewear to the dust jacket in a few places, otherwise a nearly flawless copy. When his father becomes caretaker of the overlook hotel, dannys visions grow out of control. The shining 1977 roger the dogman audio thevideo guy. A mustread that inspired kubricks brilliant film is a literary masterpiece of the horror genre the film was one of the most frightening entertainment pieces i had ever experienced until i read the book. It was also the first full novel i read coverto conver. Although his works are usually classed as horror, i was surprised that he is able to deliver a story that can keep the reader to the end without raising the blood level to the point of ones putting the book down without finishing. The unmasking will happen at the stroke of midnight. The first edition of the novel was published in january 28th 1977, and was written by stephen king. Nov 16, 2016 in addition, fisher spoke briefly with people about her threemonth affair with ford. Party bar scene spill intro to delbert grady jack nicholson in the shining 1980 duration.
Whats the difference between the shining the book and the. I never said harrison ford was bad in bed carrie fisher says she and harrison ford had an affair while filming 1977s star wars. Danny is only five years old, but in the words of old mr hallorann he is a shiner, aglow with psychic voltage. Sometimes it seems like its only the bad people who stay healthy and prosper. The book is a little better then the movie in my opinion.
The film is based on stephen kings 1977 novel of the same name and stars jack nicholson, shelley duvall, scatman crothers, and danny lloyd the films central character is jack torrance nicholson, an aspiring writer and recovering alcoholic who accepts a. The book was followed in 20 by the sequel doctor sleep. Stanley kubrick decided to make a movie of stephen kings 1977 novel the shining. A first edition, first printing of the shining by stephen king. This supernatural and psychological thriller stars the torrance family, jack, wendy, and fiveyearold danny. I was so inexperienced, but i trusted something about him. Jack torrance takes a job as a caretaker of the isolated overlook hotel in the colorado mountains. He is a true craftsman of sound and light, no doubt about. A 1977 book club edition of the shining by stephen king.
We researched this book, and the inner flap of the. The shining hardcover january 1, 1977 by stephen king author. It is presented in a cloth spine with a pictorial dust jacket, finished with a mylar cover. Differences between the shining book vs movie page 1. Oct 04, 2018 the omen 19762006 sidebyside comparison. Heeeeres 20 things you never knew about stanley kubricks the. Appears to have had some water damage to dust jacket and front and back end pages. The shining by stephen king 1977, doubleday book club edition with dust cover. The shining study guide contains a biography of stanley kubrick, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis. He puts the invitation back in the book and starts reading the scrapbook.
Jack torrances new job at the overlook hotel is the perfect chance for a fresh start. Originally published in 1977 the book was adapted as a film in 1980 starring jack nicholson and produced and directed by stanley kubrick now a cult classic, though the film differs from the novel significantly with regard to characterization and motivation of action. Harrison ford and robin williams were also considered to play jack, but. A sequel, titled doctor sleep, was published in 20 summary. Jun 22, 2012 the shining is two stories, both the same, but somehow very different. I do like the movie to, but personally, i like the book a bit more. This tale of a troubled man hired to care for a remote mountain resort over the winter, his loyal wife, and their uniquely gifted son slowly but steadily unfolds as secrets from the overlook hotels past are revealed, and. Recently, moviegoers returned to the overlook hotel in mike flanagans adaptation of doctor sleep, kings 20 sequel to the shining. The shining, first published in 1977, is american author stephen kings third novel. It dont hate you and me, but it dont love us, either. Eclipsed perhaps only by its 1980 film adaptation, the novel is. This classic novel is arguably kings most famous story and piece of literature. Stephen king uses these elements in his novel the shining alternating them to fit his needs.
Reliable information about the coronavirus covid19 is available from the world health organization current situation, international travel. The shining bce by king stephen for sale online ebay. The shining is the third book published by stephen king. The book, the shining, is a literary masterpiece written by stephen king. The book is a hardcover and has its original dust cover, good spine and clean pages. One 1 the shining by stephen king 1977, doubleday book club edition with original dust cover item is in good condition, all pages are clear and the binder is still solid. Oclcs webjunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus. The shining by stephen king used books and rare books. The shining is a horror novel by american author stephen king. According to stephen king, kubrick also briefly considered harrison ford. Stanley kubricks the shining features several careerdefining scenes starring. Pdf the shining book by stephen king free download 497. The shining by stephen king audio book simply audiobooks.
Desperate to shed his fathers legacy of despair, alcoholism and violence, dan torrance finally settles into a job at arural new england nursing home where his remnant shining power provides a comfort to the dying. Numerous and frequentlyupdated resource results are available from this search. It details their tragic experience at an isolated and haunted hotel, the now famous overlook. This is the tradesize bce, not the smaller format edition. Published in 1977, the first editions published by doubleday have first edition on the page. In this book the author returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever. Stephen king is not okay with a shining prequel movie mtv. So where was this philosophical, easygoing stephen king when it came to stanley kubricks 1980 adaptation of kings 1977 novel the shining. The story the shining tells has assumed a permanent place in american popular culture. Stephen king the shining first edition veryfinebooks. Exchange nabe pinnacle award for inspirational books in spring 2011.
The shining trivia goodreads meet your next favorite book. The conversation when dick explains the shining takes place in his car, and he tests danny to see how strong his shine is. Director stanley kubrick first approached author stephen king about making a film version of his 1977 novel the shining in an early morning phone call. Why is the shining book better than the shining movie. Her gullible nature, her compassion for danny and her husband seems to be her only flaws. Information on buying and collecting the shining by king, stephen with a guide to first edition identification. The film is based on stephen kings 1977 novel of the same name and stars jack nicholson, shelley duvall, scatman crothers, and danny lloyd. The classic elements were invented by horace walpole in 1764 in his novel the castle of qtranto. These elements have been used in a variety of ways in different aspects books films short stories even today. In stephen kings the shining, what made jack go crazy. As the offseason caretaker at the atmospheric old hotel, hell have plenty of time to spend reconnecting with his family and working on his. The dust cover has wear and tear, but still holds its shape see pictures. The shining is a 1980 britishamerican psychological horror film produced and directed by stanley kubrick, cowritten with novelist diane johnson, and starring jack nicholson, shelley duvall, danny lloyd, and scatman crothers. He moves with his family, son danny and wife winnie, into the hotel for the winter.
The shining is a gothic horror novel by stephen king, first published in 1977. Jack torrance, his wife wendy, and their young son danny move into the overlook hotel, where jack has been hired as the. Stephen king 1977 the shining, us first edition, first printing, published by doubleday. Kubrick is famously based on stephen kings 1977 novel of the same.
King has said kubrick also considered harrison ford. We personally assess every book s quality and offer rare, outofprint treasures. The movie, the shining, is a cinematic masterpiece directed by stanley kubrick. In the movie the motivation of the ghosts is to possess jack torrance to get him to kill danny. It deals with many of kings recurring themes, including alcoholism. One of stanley kubricks favorite films was eraserhead 1977, directed by david lynch. It makes jack less of a villain more of a ghost influenced, then possessed person and you get to see more of why he is sorta on the edge. Stephen king characters wendy torrance she is jacks wife.
Before doctor sleep, there was the shining, a classic of modern american horror from the undisputed master, stephen king. This inspiring and compelling book has won ten awards to date, including honorable mentions at the december 2012 new england and london book festivals, october 2012 southern california book festival and june 2012 new york book festival in the category of spiritual books. The shining, gothic horror novel by stephen king, first published in 1977. Published in 1977, it is kings third published novel and first hardback bestseller. The book is written by stephen king, published by doubleday and company inc, garden city, new york, 1977. See all formats and editions hide other formats and editions. The shining 1977, psychological horror by stephen king. The shining written by anonymous on november 1st, 2008. Overall, i found this a very unsettling novel and a great example of a book that i liked more on rereading. What the shining miniseries reveals about the kingkubrick divide. According to the guinness book of records, the scene where wendy is. Book is vg, tight and clean, former owner name and 79 boldly penned in black felt tip on upper front fly and minor bumping to edges. Eclipsed perhaps only by its 1980 film adaptation, the novel is one of the most popular and enduring horror stories of all time. Thriftbooks sells millions of used books at the lowest everyday prices.
For paul with all good wishes stephen king, october 14, 1978. From ghastly visions and clairvoyant children to the evil machinations of a haunted hotel, stephen kings 1977 horror classic the shining, and the 1980 movie adaptation by stanley kubrick, have inspired legions of horror books and movies. Jun 26, 2012 the shining was the book which inspired me to write. The overlook hotel claimed the most beautiful physical setting on any resort in the world. The copy i read back in 2004 had a picture of jacks face on it, inspired by the famous film poster. Synopsis from goodreads jack torrances new job at the overlook hotel is the perfect chance for a fresh start. Carrie fisher reveals star wars affair with harrison ford. According to stephen king, harrison ford was also briefly considered. Jack is blown away, imaging the scene of wealth and splendor. Hardcover paperback trade kindle audio movie tv miniseries dvd. Inside the spooky hotel that inspired the shining today. The shining has somehow redefined itself not only as an influential member of the horror genre, but perhaps the most artful horror film ever made. At once terrifying and intensely human, it set the standard for the modern horror novel, and remains as vital and affecting today as it was thirtyfive years ago. When the shining was first published in 1977, it left an immediate and indelible impression.
The film is based on stephen kings 1977 novel of the same name and stars. Shining haufig auch the shining ist ein usamerikanischer horrorfilm des regisseurs stanley kubrick aus dem jahr 1980 nach stephen kings. Free download or read online the shining pdf epub book. Nov 12, 2015 kubrick, as a filmmaker, has a unique sensibility for creating beautiful and engaging scenes and settings.
Lets take a close look at some of the characters in stephen kings the shining. Terrible things happen in the world, and theyre things no one can explain. The shining is a 1980 psychological horror film produced and directed by stanley kubrick and cowritten with novelist diane johnson. Jul 09, 2016 the shining was stephen kings third book, following carrie and salems lot. The film is based on stephen kings 1977 novel the shining. Collecting the shining by king, stephen first edition identification. The main characters of this fiction, fantasy story are wendy torrance, danny torrance. Stephen king is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. My favorite kind of science fiction is the kind you can believe. Originally, stephen kings 1977 novel the shining featured both a prologue and an epilogue titled before the play and after the play respectively. Unfollow the shining book stephen king to stop getting updates on your ebay feed. This book suffers from the same poor quality binding and dj as many other early doubleday books, making it hard to find a copy in good condition.
Please see images of condition and email prior to purchase. Before doctor sleep, there was the shining, a classic of modern american horror from the undisputed master, stephen king danny is only five years old, but in the words of old mr hallorann he is a shiner, aglow with psychic voltage. He starts off with not much personality, which is kind of saved up for later in the story when the house gets in his head and he becomes a clown. First published in 1977, the shining quickly became a benchmark in the literary career of stephen king.
Henry ford was to cars, just the relationships i have with architects, my. The book was published by doubleday in january 28, 1977. New listing the shining by stephen king 1997, paperback, movie tiein 4 out of 5 stars 3 product ratings 3 product ratings the shining by stephen king 1997, paperback, movie tiein. Dick explains the shining in the kitchen and is not very kind to danny. As the offseason caretaker at the atmospheric old hotel, hell have plenty of time to spend reconnecting with his family and working on his writing. The miniseries was a huge mistake except for the scene with the woman in the tub. What stanley kubrick got wrong about the shining salon.364 813 1489 664 47 458 502 846 1330 541 458 959 148 1069 96 664 379 1227 1436 560 351 261 1167 114 1084 84 1083 1309 659 1359 30 1054 1450 1489 339 1317 394 572 450 1422