Hardcover paperback trade kindle audio movie tv miniseries dvd. This book is about the overlook hotel and, the caretaker who looks after it. Unfollow the shining book stephen king to stop getting updates on your ebay feed. He is a true craftsman of sound and light, no doubt about. This supernatural and psychological thriller stars the torrance family, jack, wendy, and fiveyearold danny. The book club click to join in the discussion about.
Whats the difference between the shining the book and the. Movie, hell be taking a critical look at movie adaptations of horror novels. The shining is two stories, both the same, but somehow very different. Lets take a close look at some of the characters in stephen kings the shining. The shining is a horror novel by american author stephen king.
The film is based on stephen king s 1977 novel of the same name and stars jack nicholson, shelley duvall, scatman crothers, and danny lloyd. This book was signed in my presence by stephen king at a book signing at the folger shakespeare library following stephen kings lecture and reading three kings with his wife and son at lutheran church of the the reformation, washington d. Lloyd was once a bartender who worked in the lounge at the overlook hotel. First, i just want to start by saying this was my first stephen king book. Thriftbooks sells millions of used books at the lowest everyday prices. As the only outside being that was aware of the situation at the hotel it instantly made him an ally to danny and the torrances. When i was in high school one of my teachers told me it was the scariest book he ever read, and after one part he threw the book across the room and slept with the lights on. The shining, doubleday, 1977, first edition, base of spine gently bumped, else just about fine void of any remainder spray in like color pictorial dustwrapper. The shining is the third book published by stephen king. With ghosts, visions and psychological horror, the shining by stephen king is a very good horror story, i would say one of his best, right up there with the likes of salems lot which is another sk novel that i recommend if you enjoy horror. Kubrick, as a filmmaker, has a unique sensibility for creating beautiful and engaging scenes and settings. Published in 1977, the shining was stephen kings third novel, and it established him as a major figure in the horror genre. A 1977 book club edition of the shining by stephen king.
Making his debut in the 1977 stephen king novel the shining, he appears in the stanley kubrick 1980 film adaptation, the 2016 opera, and universal studios 2017 halloween horror nights. Jack torrance, his wife wendy, and their young son danny move into the overlook hotel, where jack has been hired as the. Nov 12, 2015 kubrick, as a filmmaker, has a unique sensibility for creating beautiful and engaging scenes and settings. Stephen king has also written doctor sleep which is. Stephen king has also written doctor sleep which is the shining book two.
The conversation when dick explains the shining takes place in his car, and he tests danny to see how strong his shine is. It details their tragic experience at an isolated and haunted hotel, the now famous overlook. Dick explains the shining in the kitchen and is not very kind to danny. The shining is a 1980 psychological horror film produced and directed by stanley kubrick and cowritten with novelist diane johnson.
The shining by stephen king vintage early edition c. Bookpoi a guide to identify points of issue for first. The setting and characters are influenced by kings personal experiences, including both his visit to the. The king family moved to boulder colorado in 1977 for a year, where a weekend visit to an offseason hotel inspired the shining in 1997, stephen king switched publishers once again. The shining, gothic horror novel by stephen king, first published in 1977. Stephen king characters wendy torrance she is jacks wife. The book was published by doubleday in january 28, 1977. Jack torrance majora writer and former teacher who suffers from alcohol abuse and becomes the caretaker of the overlook hotel for the winter.
Why is the shining book better than the shining movie. The book is written by stephen king, published by doubleday and company inc, garden city, new york, 1977. 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 the hotel itself. Originally, stephen kings 1977 novel the shining featured both a prologue and an epilogue titled before the play and after the play respectively. The shining 1980 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. I didnt believe him that a book could be scary until i was in the bathtub and i started reading the part about the woman in 217 and the shower curtain brushed up against me. Paperback published in 2007, 8845275744 paperback published in 2014, 0451078721 mass market paperback published in 1978. This classic novel is arguably kings most famous story and piece of literature. May 12, 2016 published in 1977, the shining was stephen kings third novel, and it established him as a major figure in the horror genre.
Stanley kubricks the shining was released in 1980, and since has been hailed as one of the greatest horror movies ever made. The shining was stephen kings third book, following carrie and salems lot. A sequel, titled doctor sleep, was published in 20. This onepage guide includes a plot summary and brief analysis of the shining by stephen king. Kubricks film, starring jack nicholson and shelly duvall, came out. The shining, first published in 1977, is american author stephen kings third novel. Stephen kings the shining, published in 1977, is a horror novel. The new contract provided a salary of two million dollars per book, and gave him 50 percent of the royalties ramsey, peggy. He was played by actor joe turkel in the film and john robert lindsey in the opera. Jack torrances new job at the overlook hotel is the perfect chance for a fresh start. Supersummary, a modern alternative to sparknotes and cliffsnotes, offers highquality study guides that feature detailed chapter summaries and analysis of major themes, characters, quotes, and essay topics. The book is a hardcover and has its original dust cover, good spine and clean pages. We personally assess every books quality and offer rare, outofprint treasures.
The shining book las vegasclark county library district. 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. Published in 1977, it is kings third published novel and first hardback bestseller. Eclipsed perhaps only by its 1980 film adaptation, the novel is one of the most popular and enduring horror stories of all time. The film is based on stephen kings 1977 novel of the same name and stars jack nicholson, shelley duvall, scatman crothers, and danny lloyd. A recovering alcoholic must wrestle with demons within and without when he and his family move into a haunted hotel as caretakers. The book is a fairly easy read with concepts that arent too difficult to understand. My favorite kind of science fiction is the kind you can believe.
The shining hardcover january 1, 1977 by stephen king author. In the movie the motivation of the ghosts is to possess jack torrance to get him to kill danny. The new york times this chilling novel will haunt you, and make your blood. Jacks job was provided to him as a last chance by a close friend of his, al shockley. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. It deals with many of kings recurring themes, including alcoholism. Jun 22, 2012 the shining is two stories, both the same, but somehow very different.
First published in 1977, the shining quickly became a benchmark in the literary career of stephen king. Differences between the shining book vs movie page 3. He puts the invitation back in the book and starts reading the scrapbook. A recovering alcoholic must wrestle with demons within and without when.
Oct 29, 2019 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. Stephen king is not okay with a shining prequel movie mtv. 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. Check out his first column below, exploring the shining.
Her gullible nature, her compassion for danny and her husband seems to be her only flaws. Beginning of a dialog window, including tabbed navigation to register an account or sign in to an existing account. What stanley kubrick got wrong about the shining salon. Jack is blown away, imaging the scene of wealth and splendor. The shining is a gothic horror novel by stephen king, first published in 1977. The book was followed in 20 by the sequel doctor sleep. The new contract provided a salary of two million dollars per book, and gave.987 1528 1487 1311 105 191 1518 265 58 174 1546 772 1615 637 1285 1406 1402 376 661 705 1276 330 519 614 959 951 416 194 287