The Long Walk

by Stephen King ... writing as Richard Bachman

In this #1 national bestseller, "master storyteller" Stephen King, writing as Richard Bachman, tells the tale of the contestants of a grueling walking competition where there can only be one winner--the one that survives.

In the near future, when America has become a police state, one hundred boys are selected to enter an annual contest where the winner will be awarded whatever he wants for the rest of his life. Among them is sixteen-year-old Ray Garraty, and he knows the rules--keep a steady walking pace of four miles per hour without stopping. Three warnings and you're out--permanently.

A "psychologically dark tale with commentary on society, teenage life, and cultural entertainment, The Long Walk is still poignant decades after its original publication" (Publishers Weekly).

First Published:1979

Genres, Series & More

My Library

Want It???
Got It???
On Deck???
In Progress???
Read It???


Purchase New

Format: Mass Market Paperback

Available from:
Format: Ebook

Available from:
     My Must Reads
Format: Audiobook

Available from:
     My Must Reads



Purchase Used & Rare*

The Long Walk
Format: Softcover
ISBN: 9780451196712      ISBN 10: 0451196716
Publisher: SIGNET  1999

Min: $2.06
Max: $59.91
Median: $7.61
# Books: 23

The Long Walk
Format: Mass Market Paperback
ISBN: 9781501144264      ISBN 10: 150114426X
Publisher:   2016

Min: $6.35
Max: $22.50
Median: $14.85
# Books: 37


Also by Stephen King

Also from 1979

* The Vintage Library receives a small affiliate fee for all qualified sales from our product providers.
We appreciate your support!



Vintage Library at is an online bookstore with a mission to financially support local, independent bookstores.