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The essential Stephen King : a ranking of the greatest novels, short stories, movies, and other creations of the world's most popular writer

Author: Stephen J Spignesi
Publisher: Franklin Lakes, NJ : New Page Books, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ranks the horror writer's written works and films, discussing reasons for the ranking, quotes, information on revisions and film adaptations, and a summary of the work's plot and main characters.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Film adaptations
Named Person: Stephen King; Stephen King; Stephen King
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen J Spignesi
ISBN: 1564144852 9781564144850
OCLC Number: 45963053
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 359 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. It (1986) (novel) 15 --
2. The Stand (1978, 1990) (novel) 19 --
3. The Shining (1977) (novel) 22 --
4. The Dead Zone (1979) (novel) 26 --
5. The Green Mile (1996) (novel) 29 --
6. Bag of Bones (1998) (novel) 33 --
7. Misery (1987) (novel) 37 --
8. 'Salem's Lot (1975) (novel) 41 --
9. Pet Sematary (1983) (novel) 44 --
10. The Dark Tower Epic (1982, 1987, 1991, 1997, 2002 ) (novel) 47 --
11. Insomnia (1994) (novel) 54 --
12. The Talisman (1984) (novel) 57 --
13. Desperation (1996) (novel) 60 --
14. Hearts in Atlantis (1999) (novel) 63 --
15. Dolores Claiborne (1993) (novel) 67 --
16. Cujo (1981) (novel) 70 --
17. Rose Madder (1995) (novel) 73 --
18. The Eyes of the Dragon (1984, 1987) (novel) 76 --
19. Firestarter (1980) (novel) 79 --
20. Carrie (1974) (novel) 82 --
21. Danse Macabre (1981) (nonfiction book) 85 --
22. The Dark Half (1989) (novel) 88 --
23. On Writing (2000) (nonfiction book) 91 --
24. Needful Things (1991) (novel) 94 --
25. Gerald's Game (1992) (novel) 97 --
26. Dreamcatcher (2001) (novel) 100 --
27. The Body (1982) (novella) 106 --
28. The Long Walk (1979) (novel) 109 --
29. Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption (1982) (novella) 112 --
30. Apt Pupil (1982) (novella) 115 --
31. Rage (1977) (novel) 118 --
32. The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon (1999) (novel) 121 --
33. The Mist (1980, 1985) (novella) 124 --
34. The Library Policeman (1990) (novella) 127 --
35. "The Reach" (1981, 1985) (short story) 130 --
36. "The Man in the Black Suit" (1994) (short story) 133 --
37. The Sun Dog (1990) (novella) 136 --
38. Secret Window, Secret Garden (1990) (novella) 139 --
39. Christine (1983) (novel) 141 --
40. "My Pretty Pony" (1988, 1993) (short story) 144 --
41. The Running Man (1982) (novel) 147 --
42. "Dolan's Cadillac" (1985, 1989) (short story) 150 --
43. The Little Sisters of Eluria (1998) (novella) 152 --
44. "Survivor Type" (1982) (short story) 155 --
45. Thinner (1984) (novel) 158 --
46. "The Woman in the Room" (1978) (short story) 161 --
47. "Strawberry Spring" (1968, 1975) (short story) 164 --
48. "Nona" (1978) (short story) 167 --
49. "All That You Love Will Be Carried Away" (2001) (short story) 170 --
50. "Autopsy Room Four" (1997) (short story) 173 --
51. The Plant (1982, 1983, 1985, 2000, 200?) (novel) 176 --
52. The Regulators (1996) (novel) 180 --
53. "The Neighborhood of the Beast" (1994) (nonfiction essay) 183 --
54. "In the Deathroom" (2000) (short story) 186 --
55. "Leaf-Peepers" (1998) (nonfiction essay) 189 --
56. "Gray Matter" (1973) (short story) 191 --
57. Stephen King's Golden Years (1991) (screenplay) 194 --
58. "The Jaunt" (1981) (short story) 198 --
59. Stephen King's Storm of the Century (1999) (screenplay) 201 --
60. "The Man Who Loved Flowers" (1977) (short story) 205 --
61. Cycle of the Werewolf (1983, 1985) (novella) 207 --
62. "The End of the Whole Mess" (1986) (short story) 210 --
63. "One For the Road" (1977) (short story) 213 --
64. "The Road Virus Heads North" (1999) (short story) 215 --
65. "The Last Rung on the Ladder" (1978) (short story) 218 --
66. "Mrs. Todd's Shortcut" (1984) (short story) 221 --
67. "Umney's Last Case" (1993) (short story) 224 --
68. "The Doctor's Case" (1987) (short story) 227 --
69. "Gramma" (1984) (short story) 230 --
70. "The Raft" (1982) (short story) 234 --
71. "The Boogeyman" (1973) (short story) 236 --
72. The Tommyknockers (1987) (novel) 239 --
73. The Langoliers (1990) (novella) 242 --
74. Everything's Eventual (1997) (novella) 245 --
75. The Breathing Method (1982) (novella) 248 --
76. "That Feeling, You Can Only Say What It Is In French" (1998) (short story) 251 --
77. Riding the Bullet (2000) (novella) 254 --
78. "Graveyard Shift" (1970) (short story) 257 --
79. "The Mangler" (1972) (short story) 260 --
80. "Uncle Otto's Truck" (1983) (short story) 263 --
81. "Head Down" (1990) (nonfiction essay) 266 --
82. "My Little Serrated Security Blanket" (1995) (nonfiction essay) 269 --
83. "You Know They Got a Hell of a Band" (1992) (short story) 271 --
84. "The Bogeyboys" (1999) (nonfiction essay) 274 --
85. "I Am the Doorway" (1971) (short story) 277 --
86. "Cain Rose Up" (1968, 1985) (short story) 280 --
87. "I Know What You Need" (1976) (short story) 283 --
88. "The Monkey" (1980) (short story) 286 --
89. "Rainy Season" (1989) (short story) 289 --
90. "Sneakers" (1988, 1993) (short story) 292 --
91. "Myth, Belief, Faith and Ripley's Believe It or Not!" (1993) (nonfiction essay) 295 --
92. "Nightmares in the Sky: Gargoyles and Grotesques" (1988) (nonfiction essay) 298 --
93. "The Ten O'Clock People" (1993) (short story) 301 --
94. "1984: A Bad Year If You Fear Friday the 13th" (1984) (nonfiction essay) 304 --
95. "What Stephen King Does for Love" (1990) (nonfiction essay) 307 --
96. "Introduction for The Shapes of Midnight" (1980) (nonfiction essay) 311 --
97. Foreword to Night Shift (1978) (nonfiction essay) 314 --
98. Foreword to Stalking the Nightmare (1982) (nonfiction essay) 317 --
99. "Paranoid: A Chant" (1985) (poem) 320 --
100. "The Subject This Week Is Cops." (nonfiction essay) 323 --
101. "The Thing at the Bottom of the Well" (1960) (short story) 326 --
In a Class By Itself: "Remembering John" (1980) (eulogy) 328 --
Mick Garris on Stephen King: "Stephen King is ..." 332 --
James Cole on Stephen King: "Stephen King is ..." 334 --
Jay Holben on Stephen King: "Stephen King is ..." 337 --
10 Questions with Stephen King Supercollector Charlie Fried 339 --
The Final Word: "Stephen King: Survivor Type" / George Beahm 345.
Responsibility: Stephen J. Spignesi.

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Ranks the horror writer's written works and films, discussing reasons for the ranking, quotes, information on revisions and film adaptations, and a summary of the work's plot and main characters.

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