Includes the original signed agreement between Kirby/King and Schiff for publication in Whispers Magazine[its original appearance in print]. The piece is written in a play format, which was King's original intention for the Shining. Please note that this listing is for the manuscript and NOT the rights to reprint this piece.
There are 5 scenes that make up Before The Play. Scene 1 chronicles the construction of the Overlook Hotel and the death of the owners son. Scene 2 depicts the nightmares experienced by Lottie Pillsbury during her honeymoon at the Overlook. Scene 3 describes the Grand Masquerade Ball and the death of the lover of Horace Derwent.Scene 4 explains the accident when Jack Torrance had his arm broken by his drunk father. Scene 5 recounts the mob hit in the presidential room in gory detail. A unique piece for the serious Stephen King collector. This is the original manuscript, NOT A PHOTOCOPY!
We grade Fine, Near Fine, Very Good, Good, Fair. Any faults are always noted including remainder marks, price clipped dust jackets, and previous owner markings. If not noted then they do not exist on this book. First Edition always means First Printing, book clubs and later printings are never considered first editions. The item "Stephen King BEFORE THE PLAY Signed 44 page Manuscript Shining Excised Prologue" is in sale since Friday, June 2, 2017.
This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "lavendierbooks" and is located in Foster, Rhode Island. This item can be shipped to United States.