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The Stephen King companion : forty years of fear from the master of horror

Author: George W Beahm; Michael Whelan; Glenn Chadbourne
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Griffin, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Profusely illustrated with nearly 200 photos, color illustrations by celebrated "Dark Tower" artist Michael Whelan, and black-and-white drawings by Maine artist Glenn Chadbourne; supplemented with interviews with friends, colleagues, and mentors who knew King well; looking at King's formative years in Durham, when he began writing fiction as a young teen, his college years in the turbulent sixties, his struggles  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Stephen King; Stephen King
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George W Beahm; Michael Whelan; Glenn Chadbourne
ISBN: 9781250054128 1250054125 9781250081315 1250081319
OCLC Number: 898419047
Notes: Color portfolio by Michael Whelan.
"This book is the third iteration of The Stephen King Companion. The first edition was published in 1989, the second in 1995, and this, the third in 2015..." - pg xvii
Description: xxxii, 588 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Maine roots --
Pre-Carrie: a hardscrabble life --
Doubleday Books: magic time-the making of the Master of Horror --
"The Bestsellasaurus Rex" stomps over to New American Library --
Scribner: building bridges --
Movies: screamplays --
The critics' corner --
Stephen King in cyberspace.
Other Titles: Stephen King companion :
Responsibility: George Beahm ; illustrated by Michael Whelan and Glenn Chadbourne.

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Profusely illustrated with nearly 200 photos, color illustrations by celebrated "Dark Tower" artist Michael Whelan, and black-and-white drawings by Maine artist Glenn Chadbourne; supplemented with interviews with friends, colleagues, and mentors who knew King well; looking at King's formative years in Durham, when he began writing fiction as a young teen, his college years in the turbulent sixties, his struggles with early poverty, working full-time as an English teacher while writing part-time, the long road to the publication of his first novel, Carrie, and the dozens of bestselling books and major screen adaptations that followed; covering his varied and prodigious output--this book is a comprehensive guide to the imaginative world of Stephen King.

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