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Stephen King's The Dark Tower: The Complete Concordance

  • Author: Robin Furth
  • Artist: Alan M. Clark
  • Page Count: 864
  • Pub. Date: March 1, 2010
  • ISBN: 1-58767-158-1
  • Status: Out of Print
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"I found this overview of In-World, Mid-World, and End-World both entertaining and invaluable. So, I am convinced, will you." — Stephen King

Stephen King's The Dark Tower: The Complete Concordance
by Robin Furth

Foreword by Stephen King

About the Book:
Compiled by Robin Furth in her role as Stephen King's personal Dark Tower research assistant, this volume is the complete and definitive guide to Stephen King's bestselling epic fantasy series, The Dark Tower.

The Dark Tower is the backbone of Stephen King’s legendary career. Begun more than thirty years ago, there are seven books and more than three thousand pages in the series. The Complete Concordance is the definitive, encyclopedic reference book that provides readers with everything they need to navigate their way through the series. With hundreds of characters, Mid-World geography, High Speech lexicon, and extensive cross-references, this comprehensive handbook is essential for any Dark Tower fan. It is the perfect way in for readers new to the series, or the perfect way back in for longtime fans who read all of the books (and associated works) as they were published.

This Cemetery Dance Publications special Limited Edition will be signed by Furth, hand-numbered and slipcased, and it will feature a deluxe oversized design, making it the perfect companion in your collection for The Stephen King Universe, Stephen King: Uncollected, Unpublished, The Road to the Dark Tower, and Stephen King: The Non-Fiction.

This complete edition includes:
• Foreword by Stephen King
• Introduction by Robin Furth
• Characters and Genealogies
• Mid-World and Our World Places
• High Speech, Low Speech, and Mid-World Argot
• Political and Cultural References
• The History of Roland's Ka-tet
• Portals and Magical Places
• Mid-World Miscellany
• The Dark Tower and the Quest
• Magical Objects and Forces
• Mid-, End-, and Our World Maps
• Timeline for the Dark Tower Series
• Mid-World Dialects
• Mid-World Rhymes, Songs, and Prayers
• References to Stephen King's Other Work

From Stephen King's Foreword:
"Her Concordance was never meant to be published; it was created solely as a writer's tool. But, even with most of my mind preoccupied by the writing of my tale, I was aware of how good it was, how interesting and readable it was. I also became aware, as time passed and the actual publication of the final three volumes grew closer, of how valuable it might be to the Constant Reader... In any case, it was Robin Furth who inventoried the goods I had on sale, and replaced all the dim overhead lights so I could see everything clearly and find my way from Housewares to Appliances without getting lost...or from Gilead to Calla Bryn Sturgis, if you prefer. That in no way makes her responsible for my errors—of which I'm sure there are many—but it is important that she receive credit for all the good work she has done on my behalf. I found this overview of In-World, Mid-World, and End-World both entertaining and invaluable. So, I am convinced, will you."

From Robin Furth's Introduction:
"For over two years I have lived in Roland's world—occasionally surfacing in ours—and during that time I've collected much of the myth, history, and folklore of Mid-World. Just as, when you wake up from a dream, you try to capture what you saw during your night travels, the book that follows is my attempt to capture my journey with Roland. My goal, when I started, was to make a doorway between worlds. I hope that I have, at least, made a small window."

"[An] invaluable aid whenever you want to puzzle out all of the references . . . or find a refresher course on who's good and who's evil."
The New York Times

"Furth's concordance anticipates—and answers—virtually every question the Constant Reader might come up with."
Locus

About the Author:
Robin Furth was born and raised in Philadelphia, and attended the University of Pennsylvania. While enrolled in the Ph.D. program at the University of Maine, she was introduced to Stephen King, who needed a research assistant. She has been working with King for more than five years and is now busy writing storylines and folktales for Marvel's Dark Tower comic book series. She divides her time between Maine, the south of England, and Mid-World.

Published in two states:
• Slipcased Limited Edition of 2,000 signed and numbered copies ($75)
• Traycased Lettered Edition of 52 signed and lettered copies ($300)

 

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Stephen King's The Dark Tower: The Complete Concordance