The Stand by Stephen King

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The Stand is a post-apocalyptic horror/fantasy novel by American author Stephen King. It re-works the scenario in his earlier short story, Night Surf. The novel was originally published in 1978 and was later re-released in 1990 as The Stand: The Complete & Uncut Edition; King restored some text originally cut for brevity, added and revised sections, changed the setting of the story from 1985 to 1990, and updated a few pop culture references accordingly. The Stand was nominated for the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel in 1979, and was adapted into both a television miniseries for ABC and a graphic novel published by Marvel Comics.

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The 173rd greatest fiction book of all time

This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 9th on The 100 Favorite Novels of Librarians (
  2. - 42nd on Entertainment Weekly's Top 100 Novels (Entertainment Weekly)
  3. - 73rd on Waterstone's Books of the Century (LibraryThing)
  4. - 79th on Koen Book Distributors Top 100 Books of the Past Century (
  5. - 95th on The Top 10: The Greatest Books of All Time (The Top 10 (Book))
  6. - The Great American Read (PBS)
  7. - From Zero to Well-Read in 100 Books (Jeff O'Neal at
  8. - 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime ( (UK))

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