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Nightmares & Dreamscapes

First Signet Printing

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Published by Signet in New York, N.Y., USA .
Written in English.

About the Book

A solitary finger pokes out of a drain. Novelty teeth turn predatory. Flies settle and die on an old pair of sneakers in New York, and the Nevada desert swallows a Cadillac. Meanwhile the legend of Castle Rock returns . . . and grows on you. What does it all mean? What else could it mean? First there was Night Shift (1978), then Skeleton Crew (1985), and now Stephen King is back with a third collection of stories--a vast, many-chambered cave of a volume, with passages leading every which way to hell . . . and a few to glory.

The long reach of Stephen King's imagination and the no-holds-barred force of his storytelling have never been so richly demonstrated. There's something here for readers of every stripe and predilection--classic tales of the macabre and the monstrous, cutting-edge explorations of the borderlands between good and evil, brilliant pastiches of Chandler and Conan Doyle, even a teleplay and a non-fiction bonus, a heartfelt piece of Little League baseball that first appeared in The New Yorker.

In story after story, several published here for the first time, he will take you to places you've never been before, places that are both dark and vividly illuminated. Fair warning: You will lose a good deal of sleep. But Stephen King, writing to beat the devil, will do your dreaming for you.

Can you believe? Then come . . .


About the Edition

Here are twenty superlative stories devilishly designed by Stephen King to take you where you never dreamed of going before. Included, too, are a telescript that made home screen history, a startling poem, and an essay that Stephen King regards as his best nonfiction writing.

These versatile selections vary widely in style and subject matter and vividly display the full range of Stephen King's matchless imagination. And to add to his readers' pleasure and curiosity, King includes his own entrancing inside accounts of how the stories came into being and why.

Stephen King calls this extraordinary retrospective Nightmares & Dreamscapes. But don't let his title fool you. When you read it, sleep will be the furthest thing from your mind.
(back cover)

Table of Contents

Dolan's cadillac
The end of the whole mess
Suffer the little children
The night flier
It grows on you
Chattery teeth
The moving finger
You know they got a hell of a band
Home delivery
Rainy season
My pretty pony
Sorry, right number
The ten o'clock people
Crouch end
The house on Maple Street
The fifth quarter
The doctor's case
Umney's last case
Head down
Brooklyn August.

Edition Notes

Originally published: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Viking, 1993.

"A Signet book."

Other Titles
Nightmares and Dreamscapes
Copyright Date


Dewey Decimal Class
Library of Congress
PS3561.I483 N5 1994

The Physical Object

Mass Market Paperback
692 p., [1] leaf of plates :
Number of pages
6.875 x 4.25 x 1.75 inches

ID Numbers

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