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The Stand: Expanded Edition: For the First Time Complete and Uncut (Signet)

The Stand: Expanded Edition: For the First Time Complete and Uncut (Signet)
Author: Stephen King
ISBN 13: 9780451169532
ISBN 10: 451169530
Edition: Revised
Publisher: Signet
Publication Date: 1991-05-07
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Pages: 1141
List Price: $8.99

This is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death.

And here is the bleak new world of the day after: a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people. A world in which a handful of panicky survivors choose sides -- or are chosen. A world in which good rides on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old Mother Abigail -- and the worst nightmares of evil are embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg, the dark man.

Publishers Weekly

Survivors of a chemical weapon called superflu confront pure evil in this updated and even more massive version of King's 1978 saga. ``The extra 400 or so pages . . . make King's best novel better still,'' said PW. `` A new beginning adds verisimilitude to an already frighteningly believable story, while a new ending opens up possibilities for a sequel."