Garden City, New York: Doubleday and Company, 1977. First edition. A Fine copy of the book in like jacket. Just a little niggling wear at the spine ends and a cardboard stripped stuck onto the front free end paper (images available). With all requisite first edition points, "R49" code on the final page, "First Edition" stated on the copyright page, and original price of "$8.95."
Struggling with writer's block, latent alcoholism, and the pressures these place on his family, Jack Torrance accepts a position as caretaker of the vast Overlook Hotel for the winter. Moving in for the off-season with his wife Wendy and son Danny, Jack hopes that the peace and quiet will offer a corrective to his problems. Yet the hotel, isolated and in possession of a violent past, haunts Jack. Attempting to mirror the gruesome episodes of the Overlook's past, he turns against his family. A classic on both page and screen, The Shining explores some of the deepest and darkest places in the human psyche. While supernatural elements may frighten us, the ability of even the best humans to turn violent is the fact that should truly disturb us. Fine in Fine dust jacket. (Item #2548)