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The Talisman

(1984)
(The first book in the Talisman series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
World Fantasy Best Novel (nominee)
Jack Sawyer, twelve years old, is about to begin a most fantastic journey - an exalting, terrifying quest for the Talisman. Only the Talisman can save his dying mother and defeat the enemy who is out to destroy them. But to reach his goal, Jack must make his way not only across the breadth of the United States, but through the wondrous and menacing Territories as well.

The Territories lie as firmly in the imagination as Atlantis or Oz; they are as real as every reader's own vision of that parallel world which can only be evoked in the mind's mysterious eye. In the Territories Jack finds a world little removed from the Earth's own Dark Ages: though the air is so sweet and clear a man can smell a radish being pulled from the ground a mile away, a life can be snuffed out instantly in the continual struggle between good and evil. Jack discovers 'twinners', odd reflections of the people he knows on Earth - most notably the dying Queen Laura, the 'twinner' of Jack's own imperilled mother. But only a few can flip from one world to the other like Jack's late father, his malevolent uncle Morgan Sloat, and Jack himself.

As Jack makes his way westward towards the redemptive Talisman, a dual array of heart-stopping encounters challenges him every step of the way - from a terrifying period of captivity in an orphanage run by a sadistic religious fanatic, to the sudden and murderous attack on the Territories by the enemies of the Queen.

Stephen King and Peter Straub have combined their talents to create an unforgettable epic of fantasy,adventure and resounding triumph.

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November 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Talisman: A Novel
Author(s): Stephen King, Peter Straub
ISBN: 1-4516-9491-1 / 978-1-4516-9491-8 (USA edition)
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September 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Talisman
Author(s): Stephen King, Peter Straub
ISBN: 0-375-50777-9 / 978-0-375-50777-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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July 2001 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Talisman (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Stephen King, Peter Straub
ISBN: 1-4176-1723-3 / 978-1-4176-1723-4 (USA edition)
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October 1999 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Talisman
Author(s): Stephen King, Peter Straub
ISBN: 0-8085-6566-4 / 978-0-8085-6566-6 (USA edition)
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January 1985 : USA Library Binding

Title: The Talisman
Author(s): Stephen King
ISBN: 0-606-02450-6 / 978-0-606-02450-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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October 1984 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Talisman
Author(s): Rh Value Publishing
ISBN: 0-517-49091-9 / 978-0-517-49091-4 (USA edition)
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October 1984 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Talisman
Author(s): Stephen King, Peter Straub
ISBN: 0-670-69199-2 / 978-0-670-69199-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking Adult
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November 1984 : Hardback
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Title: Talisman
Author(s): King Stephen
ISBN: 5550527766 / 978-5550527764
Publisher: Viking Books
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1984 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Talisman
Author(s): Stephen King, Peter Straub
ISBN: 0-937986-65-8 / 978-0-937986-65-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Donald M. Grant
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February 1980 : USA Hardback

Title: Talisman
Author(s): Rh Value Publishing
ISBN: 0-517-25464-6 / 978-0-517-25464-6 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

April 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Talisman: A Novel
Author(s): Stephen King, Peter Straub
ISBN: 1-5011-9227-2 / 978-1-5011-9227-2 (USA edition)
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March 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Talisman
Author(s): Stephen King, Peter Straub
ISBN: 1-4447-2323-5 / 978-1-4447-2323-6 (UK edition)
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September 2012 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Talisman: A Novel
Author(s): Stephen King, Peter Straub
ISBN: 1-4516-9721-X / 978-1-4516-9721-6 (USA edition)
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July 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Talisman
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ISBN: 1-4091-0386-2 / 978-1-4091-0386-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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June 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Talisman: Road of Trials v. 1 (Talisman Vol 1)
Author(s): Stephen King, Peter Straub
ISBN: 1-84856-877-0 / 978-1-84856-877-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Titan Books Ltd
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January 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Talisman
Author(s): Stephen King, Peter Straub
ISBN: 0-340-95271-7 / 978-0-340-95271-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
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June 2001 : USA Paperback

Title: The Talisman
Author(s): Stephen King
ISBN: 0-606-21479-8 / 978-0-606-21479-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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July 2001 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Talisman
Author(s): Stephen King and Peter Straub
ISBN: 0-345-44723-9 / 978-0-345-44723-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine
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July 2001 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Talisman
Author(s): Stephen King, Peter Straub
ISBN: 0-345-44488-4 / 978-0-345-44488-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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March 1987 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Talisman
Author(s): Stephen King
ISBN: 0-425-10533-4 / 978-0-425-10533-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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June 1996 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Talisman
Author(s): Stephen King, Peter Straub
ISBN: 0-340-67445-8 / 978-0-340-67445-1 (UK edition)
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November 1985 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Talisman
Author(s): Stephen King, Peter Straub
ISBN: 0-425-08181-8 / 978-0-425-08181-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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September 1985 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Talisman
Author(s): Stephen King, Peter Straub
ISBN: 0-14-007186-5 / 978-0-14-007186-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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November 2012 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Talisman
Author(s): Stephen King, Peter Straub
ISBN: 1-4423-5906-4 / 978-1-4423-5906-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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November 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Talisman
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Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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November 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Talisman
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Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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November 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Talisman: Talisman, Book 1
Author(s): Stephen King, Peter Straub
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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February 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Talisman: Talisman, Book 1
Author(s): Stephen King
Publisher: Hodder Headline Limited
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February 2008 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Talisman: Talisman, Book 1
Author(s): Stephen King
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September 2001 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Talisman
Author(s): Stephen King, Peter Straub
ISBN: 0-7435-2015-7 / 978-0-7435-2015-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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September 2001 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Talisman
Author(s): Stephen King, Peter Straub
ISBN: 0-7435-2016-5 / 978-0-7435-2016-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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September 2001 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Talisman
Author(s): Stephen King, Peter Straub
ISBN: 0-7435-2046-7 / 978-0-7435-2046-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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Kindle Editions

September 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Talisman: A Novel: A Novel
Author(s): Stephen King, Peter Straub
Publisher: Pocket Books
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July 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Talisman
Author(s): Stephen King, Peter Straub
Publisher: Orion
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