Introduction To The Stand

This article will share a brief introduction to The Stand, a novel written by Stephen King. The Stand is considered to be one of the finest novels of Stephen King. The novel clearly shows the scenario of the author’s previous short story, Night Surf. If we consider the original publication of the book, it was published in the year 1978 but later it was again re-released in the year 1990 as The Stand: The Complete & Uncut Edition. Read on to find out more about The Stand.

As mentioned above, The Stand was re-released in year 1990, in this edition of the novel; the author reconstructed some text originally cut for consciousness of expression. The author further added and alters the setting of the story of the novel from 1980 to 1990. Stephen King also however updated a few pop culture references accordingly. The introduction to The Stand by Stephen King further shows that in the year 1979, the novel was nominated for the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel. Furthermore, Stephen King’s The Stand was also adapted into both a television miniseries for ABC as well as a graphic novel published by Marvel Comics.

There is so much to admire about the book The Stand. The clear thumbnail sketch with which the author populates a complete landscape with different incredible characters is quite admirable. One can have the admiration for the deep sense for nostalgia left behind, the way it bring down our sense of reality by presenting us a world we are aware of. However, another thing to admire about The Stand is it’s flipping over to show the darkness underneath. Those who likes to know or claims the heart of American experience should read this book.

Many of the people have been deterred by the big size of this book. The book The Stand by Stephen King contains more than 1000 pages and at the same time it is not a quick read. However, in the early chapters some of the people find it sometimes difficult to keep track of its vast list of characters. The book however, is dedicated to King's wife, Tabitha: "For my wife Tabitha: This dark chest of wonders." From the above introduction to The Stand, you can simply gain a brief idea about this book.