STEPHEN KING

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Stephen King

Subtitle A Complete Exploration of His Work, Life, and Influences

Bev Vincent
Price $30.00 / £21.00
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Explore the evolution and influences of Stephen King’s body of work over his nearly 50-year career, and discover how the themes of his writing reflect the changing times and events within his life.

Timed with Stephen King’s 75th birthday on September 21, 2022, Stephen King features archival photos and documents from King’s personal collection alongside the stories behind how his novels, novellas, short stories, and adaptations came to be.

It might sound like a tall tale that Stephen King once met a bartender named Grady in an empty hotel in Colorado, or that the celebrated author helped his young daughter bury her cat in a nearby “pets sematary” after it was killed on a busy roadway. But King’s magic comes from his ability to draw on personal experience and mundane life events and then twist them into something horrific. With critically acclaimed titles that have also been turned into blockbuster sensations like The Shining, It, and Carrie, King's work has stood the test of time across decades. This history of the writer's struggles, triumphs, bestsellers, lesser-known stories, collaborations, and more makes the perfect addition to any Stephen King fan’s collection.

Celebrate the beloved King of Horror with this informational and entertaining look inside King’s most iconic titles and the culture they have created.

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Format:
Format Hardcover Book 240 Pages
ISBN:
ISBN 9780760376812
Size:
Size8.27 in x 10.63 in / 210.06 mm x 270.00 mm
Published:
Published Date September 13th, 2022
Bev Vincent

Bev Vincent is the author of The Dark Tower Companion, The Road to the Dark Tower, the Bram Stoker Award–nominated companion to Stephen King’s Dark Tower series, and The Stephen King Illustrated Companion, which was nominated for a 2010 Edgar® Award and a 2009 Bram Stoker Award. In 2018, he co-edited the anthology Flight or Fright with Stephen King.

His short fiction has appeared in places such as Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, Borderlands 5, Ice Cold, and The Blue Religion. He has been a contributing editor with Cemetery Dance magazine since 2001 and is a former member of the Storytellers Unplugged blogging community. He also writes book reviews for Onyx Reviews and has served as a judge for the Al Blanchard, Shirley Jackson and Edgar Awards.

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