Jack Torrance found a letter written to Tommy back in 1934, in the Overlook basement. I’m only 134 pages in and I’m completely invested in the lives of Jack Torrance, his wife Wendy, and their son Danny. The Shining is a gothic horror novel by Stephen King, first published in 1977. She’s still afraid and unsure, but she wants to believe in and have faith in her husband. Former USA President. He can’t keep a job. ( Log Out /  The Shining is a horror novel by American author Stephen King. Another reason I chose to read this book now – not only because it’s the perfect time of year being October – is because there is a sequel due out late next year. Now, the Stanley Hotel is synonymous with ghosts, and guided tours of the hotel’s paranormal hotspots are offered during both the day and night. ", Childhood invisible friend of Dr Bill Edmonds. It became a cult classic after Stanley Kubrick's film version which was released in 1980. © Copyright © 2000 - 2020 Stephen King - All Rights Reserved. Early printing of the first trade edition. Designer that stayed in the Overlook in 1957, Ranger that Dick Hallorann spoke to about the Torrance family. The Shining, by Stephen King, the undisputed master of the modern horror story. As the off-season caretaker at the atmospheric old hotel, he’ll have plenty of time to spend reconnecting with his family and working on his writing. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Jack's agent, thought the literary sun rose and set on Sean O'Casey. A true US First Edition, First... Out of stock. The two are … Very happy with the purchase, shipment took more than a week but much earlier than promised. Person at a Sidewinder Market who told Wendy about the doctor in town. Danny's invisible playmate that made the word "redrum" famous. Owner of a Conoco service station in Sidewinder. Questions?" PeopIe who were snowbound in the Sierra Nevadas. A comprehensive list of all differences between the 1977 Stephen King novel The Shining and the Stanley Kubrick 1980 film adaptation. He literally takes “a shining” to little Danny because they have a connection. Last year’s 11/22/63 which I read in November became the largest book I ever read all the way through at 880 pages. Speaking of, I’m 134 pages into it on my Kindle. ", Stayed in the Presidential Suite at the Overlook. It’s called Dr. Sleep and tells a different story of a grown-up Danny. "Forty rooms," Ullman said, "thirty doubles and ten singles. Watson told Jack that Ullman would have hired the Boston Strangler, if he'd have worked for the minimum wage. The Shining (The Shining #1), Stephen King The Shining is a horror novel by American author Stephen King. The Shining is a supernatural horror novel written by Stephen King and published in 1977. The dentist in the Frank Norris novel, McTeague. The Shining by Stephen King : firstpage. Owned the Overlook from 1967 until 1968. Although it has a decidedly supernatural element, the most frightening element is in the dark recesses of your mind. Wife of Arthur Miller. A promising debate student at Stovington Academy. Dick Halloran, the cook, meets with the couple to show them the kitchen. The scene where Jack goes into room 217 after Danny returns with the bruises is one of my all time favourite book scenes and still gives me a chill. The unnamed young men who carried guests' luggage at the Overlook. Dressed as a dog in the Overlook at the 1945 party. The Library of Congress has cataloged the Doubleday edition as follows: King, Stephen. I started reading The Shining this past weekend. Before Doctor Sleep, there was The Shining, a classic of modern American horror from the undisputed master, Stephen King. Even to have been written in the 70s, it still feels fresh and undated to me. 1 of 5 stars 2 of 5 stars 3 of 5 stars 4 of 5 stars 5 of 5 stars. You don’t know or understand the strange precognitive powers that Danny possesses – King doesn’t spoon feed the plot to you – but you aren’t supposed to because Danny is so young and he doesn’t understand them either. Friend of Jack Torrance. Went to nursery school with Danny Torrance in Stovington. The most popular color? Stephen King's The Shining Chapter Summary. Published in 1977. I have to say The Shining is quite timeless. Not mentioned by name. In 1961, four unnamed writers (two of whom were Pulitzer Prize Winners) leased the Overlook and reopened it as a writer's school. Teacher with Jack Torrance at Stovington Academy. Name used by Dick Hallorann to the sheriff Tom Staunton. Grandfather of Watson, the present maintenance man. Son of Brian Hatfield. Ran the Top Marks for Horace Derwent in the 1930's. 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. Millionaire inventor, pilot, film producer and entrepreneur who owned the Overlook 1945-1970. Built the Overlook in 1907. The Stanley Hotel—where King reportedly came up with the idea for The Shining —had no history of hauntings or paranormal occurrences until after its connection with the famous book. Son of Robert T Watson. 1. Fictitious girl Hallorann said told him about his fictitious son's accident in Colorado. 14-year-old actress who worked for the Top Mark Studio before she died of a heroin overdose in 1934. Unnamed woman on Flight 196 (Hallorann's flight back to Colorado) who burst into tears and said the plane was going to crash. Told Jack Torrance about Vic Stenger's nervous breakdown. Father of the current caretaker, Watson. He lets his characters tell the story. The Shining band radio as well. Stephen King – The Shining Audiobook. Press J to jump to the feed. Drunk, who was in charge of the Overlook during the winter of 1970-1971, went mad and killed his 2 daughters (8 and 6) with a hatchet, and his wife with a shotgun before committing suicide with the shotgun. We already know Danny sees things. Worked for the school board as headmaster of Stovington Academy. List of differences between the book and film is just that. The movie, The Shining, is a cinematic masterpiece directed by Stanley Kubrick. Danny doesn’t know why, but it’s the crucial meeting with Dick that solidifies how important Danny will be to the events that lie ahead now that Danny has a better understanding of his ability to shine. As for Wendy, she’s fragile. Author's third book. Visited the Overlook. His assessment is correct, and he's far from the only one to note Ullman's tendency to lord it over others. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. The print run for the US First Edition was 25,000 and, given the low print runs of the UK editions of 'Carrie' and 'The Stand', which consisted of just 500 and 1000 copies respectively, the UK First Edition of 'The Shining' is likely to be considerably rarer than that of the US. It's actually King's 3rd book and was first published in the late '70s. First state, non price clipped ($8.95) dust jacket. However, we can easily guess why the film is so popular today – Jack Nicholson (“Here’s Johnny!”). But for now, I wanted to read where Danny’s story began – at The Overlook hotel in The Shining. Jack shook his head. That night I dreamed of my three-year-old son running through the corridors, looking back over his shoulder, eyes wide, screaming. From shop LaCreeperieBookshop. A UK First Edition, First Printing (New English Library 1977 with the code 'R49' present on page 447). Father of Scott. The engineer in the poem "The Wreck of the Old 97'. Cut off from civilization for months, Jack hopes to battle alcoholism and uncontrolled rage while writing a play. Unnamed man who vomited into his National Observer magazine on Flight 196. More telling are Jack's overt hostility toward a man he has just met and his knee-jerk resistance to … I. Jack saw the Overlook as an opportunity, a desperate way back from failure and despair; Wendy saw this lonely sanctuary as a frail chance to preserve their family; and Danny?....Danny, who was blessed or cursed with a shining, precognitive gift, saw visions hideously beyond the comprehension of a small boy. Jack Torrance, his wife Wendy, and their young son Danny move into the Overlook Hotel, where Jack has been hired as the winter caretaker. School department head at Stovington Academy. They both have a special gift – which Dick calls “The Shining.”  It’s the ability to see things, things that haven’t happened or that aren’t there, and to communicate telepathically. And all this from just the first 100 pages! As a writer myself, I’m really trying to learn from King’s narrative. Hallorann got his seat.. Learn more about The Shining in this article. The Overlook Hotel claimed the most beautfiul physical setting of any resort in the world; but Jack Torrance, the new winter caretaker, with his wife, Wendy and their five-year-old son Danny, saw much more than its splendor. BOOK ONE: PREFATORY MATTERS CHAPTER ONE Job interview Jack Torrance thought: Officious little prick. As a reader, I can’t wait for them to get to the hotel where we already know, thanks to small mentions and cliff hangers King throws in to spark interest, that all hell will break lose. King sets up Jack’s problems right from the start – He’s had problems with the “Bad Thing” (drinking). He has anger problems – he broke Danny’s arm when he was two, and Jack also hit a student who was letting the air out of his tires. Does the summer maintenance on the Overlook. 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