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A Brief Guide to Stephen King by Paul Simpson

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A Brief Guide to Stephen King by Paul Simpson

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2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the publication of Stephen King's first novel Carrie in April 1974. In this title, the author examines how King's writing was affected by the accident that nearly killed him in 1999 and how his battles with alcohol and addiction to medication have been reflected in his stories.

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2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the publication of Stephen King's first novel Carrie in April 1974. Rescued from the rubbish by his wife Tabitha, the novel launched the Maine schoolteacher on a prolific and extraordinarily successful career. His name has become synonymous with horror and suspense through over fifty works, including The Dark Tower, a retelling of Byron's Childe Harold to the Dark Tower Came. Simpson traces the writer's life from his difficult childhood - his father went out to the shops and never came back - through his initial books under the pseudonym Richard Bachman to the success of Carrie, Salem's Lot and The Shining in the 1970s, and beyond. He examines how King's writing was affected by the accident that nearly killed him in 1999 and how his battles with alcohol and addiction to medication have been reflected in his stories. The guide will also take a look at the very many adaptation's of King's work in movies, on television and radio, and in comic books.

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SKU GOR005984250
Title A Brief Guide to Stephen King
Author By (author) Paul Simpson
Contributor No
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Constable and Robinson
Year Published 2014
Page Number 304
ISBN 1472110609
ISBN13 9781472110602
Cover Note Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Prizes No
Edition Text N/A
Note This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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