“The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there…and still on your feet.”
― Stephen King, The Stand
First Edition. Slipcased in a bright red clamshell with faux-leather/gilt pastedown on spine. Not price clipped.
A plot originally developed in the short story Night Surf, The Stand is a post-apocalyptic horror/fantasy novel set in a world ravaged by a weaponized strain of influenza. The Stand marks the first appearance of King’s recurring antagonist Randall Flagg who would be a player in at least 9 other of King’s novels including The Eyes of the Dragon and The Dark Tower series. As is typical with King’s body of work, The Stand was adapted into other forms of media including a graphic novel published by Marvel Comics, as well as an ABC television mini-series. Most recently, The Stand is in early development to be released as an 8-part miniseries that will precede the release of a widely anticipated feature film.