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A Brief Guide To Stephen King

Author : Paul Simpson
ISBN : 9781472110749
Genre : Literary Criticism
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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.

The Complete Stephen King Universe

Author : Stanley Wiater
ISBN : 1429931450
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The myriad worlds and universes King has created are, in reality, one world, one universe. Here is the guide to that universe. The Complete Stephen King Universe is the only definitive reference work that examines all of Stephen King's novels, short stories, motion pictures, miniseries, and teleplays, and deciphers the threads that exist in all of his work. This ultimate resource includes in-depth story analyses, character breakdowns, little-known facts, and startling revelations on how the plots, themes, characters, and conflicts intertwine. After discovering The Complete Stephen King Universe, you will never read Stephen King the same way again.

The Stephen King Universe

Author : Stanley Wiater
ISBN : 1580631606
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Looks at the interconnected elements in the works of Stephen King examining themes, plots, characters, influences, and TV and film adaptations.

Creepshows

Author : Stephen Jones
ISBN : 0823078841
Genre : Performing Arts
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Pays tribute to film and television adaptations of Stephen King's novels, including "Carrie," "Misery," "The Shawshank Redemption," and "The Green Mile," with commentary from behind-the-scenes figures and from King himself.

Entertainment Weekly The Ultimate Guide To Stephen King

Author : The Editors of Entertainment Weekly
ISBN : 9781683300908
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Includes an exclusive excerpt from Sleeping BeautiesÑthe new novel by Stephen King and Owen King! There are few writers today who have influenced popular culture more than Stephen King, from his iconic novels and stories to the movies that have been inspired by them, including Carrie, The Shining, Misery, Stand By Me, It, Cujo, The Green Mile, The Shawshank Redemption, and so many more. Now, in this all-new special edition from Entertainment Weekly, The Ultimate Guide to Stephen King, youÕll be able to delve into the world of the master storyteller: Go behind the scenes to find out exactly how KingÕs stories travel from page to screen. We list his greatest and scariest hits, and his 25 scariest moments from his movies, and we examine his many compelling heroines, and why so many of his novels feature Ònasty women.Ó Additionally, we list all of the works the godfather of horror has written, as well as the notable movies and television shows derived from his short fiction. Lavishly illustrated with art by Robert Sammelin, and filled with photos from his life, his movies, and his book covers, The Ultimate Guide to Stephen King is a must-have for every fan of this beloved writer.

A Brief Guide To The Sound Of Music

Author : Paul Simpson
ISBN : 9781472118783
Genre : Performing Arts
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Everyone has heard the songs from The Sound of Music by Rodgers and Hammerstein. The stage show was a roaring success in New York and London, and the much-loved feature film, directed by Hollywood veteran Robert Wise, continues to be a staple of television schedules 50 years after its release in 1965. In this fascinating and wide-ranging book, Paul Simpson explores the incredible story of the Von Trapp family and their escape from the Third Reich in all its incarnations, from real-life adventure, to book, to stage, to award-winning film to cultural phenomenon. He discusses the stage show, the many differences that were incorporated into the fictionalisation of the tale, and how that story was brought to the screen. He also looks at the numerous other ways in which the Von Trapp?s story has been told, including the two West German movies from the 1950s and the extensive forty-part Japanese anime series from the 1990s, to explain why the story of the Von Trapp family has appealed to so many generations. Praise for A Brief Guide to Stephen King: 'The best book about King and his work I have ever read' Books Monthly

Stephen King Country

Author : George W. Beahm
ISBN : 0762404566
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Looks at the world in which author Stephen King lives and the real-life places that inspired the settings for some of his most popular works

The Stephen King Companion

Author : George Beahm
ISBN : 9781250081315
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Stephen King Companion provides a look inside Stephen King's world. Fully illustrated with photographs and artwork, the book is a detailed look not only at Stephen King himself and his personal life, but his professional life as a writer. FromCarrie (1974) to Revival (2014), this book covers four decades of King in print, as well as his juvenalia output, starting at age nine when he attempted to get a short story published, titled "Jhonathan and the Witches." The cornerstone of any King library, this book will appeal to veteran fans and new readers alike, especially since his film/tv adaptations and prolific output continue to bring new generations into his fold.

The Dark Tower Companion

Author : Bev Vincent
ISBN : 0451237994
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Discusses the history, mythology, characters, and geography of the epic fantasy series as well as its influences and connections to King's other novels, and includes a travel guide to the story's real-world locations.

A Brief Guide To Philosophical Classics

Author : James M. Russell
ISBN : 9781780330693
Genre : Philosophy
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Big ideas sometimes come from the strangest places. In this wide ranging introduction, James M Russell takes the fear out of philosophy and selects seventy-six works - from Plato, Descartes and Wittgenstein to Philip K Dick and the Moomins as well as contemporary thinkers such as Peter Singer and John Rawls. Dividing into accessible sections - history, contemplation, happiness, and -isms, Russell gives us the lives as well as the lessons of the great thinkers, including a digest of their key ideas. A perfect antidote to the complex life. The topics and books covered include: Traditional Philosophy: The Republic, Plato; The Confessions, St Augustine; The Leviathan, Thomas Hobbes; On Liberty, John Stuart Mill; Philisophical Investigations, Ludwig Wittgenstein; Critique of Pure Reason, Immanuel Kant. Outsiders: Fear and Trembling, Soren Kierkegaard; Beyond Good and Evil, Frederick Nietzsche; The Outsider, Albert Camus; Doors of Perception, Aldous Huxley. Contemplation as Philosophy: The Prophet, Kahil Gibran; Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Richard Bach; Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Robert Pirsig; The Tao of Pooh, Benjamin Hoff. The Continental Tradition: The Prison Notebooks, Antonio Gramsci; The History of Sexuality, Michel Foucault; Symbolic Exchange and Death, Jean Baudrillard. How to Live Your Life: The Art of War, Sun Tzu; Maxims, La Rouchefoucauld; Memories, Dreams, Reflections, Carl Jung; On Sexuality, Sigmund Freud; On Becoming a Person, Carl Rogers. Political and Personal Issues: Das Kapital, Karl Marx; Being and Nothingness, Jean Paul Sartre; Gaia, James Lovelock. Modern Philosophy: A Theory of Justice, John Rawls; Darwin's Dangerous Idea, Daniel Dennett; After the Terror, Ted Honderich.

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