Stephen King: A Biography

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Stephen King: A Biography

Format:  Hardcover,

191 pages

Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group

Publish Date: Dec 2008

ISBN-13: 9780313345722

ISBN-10: 0313345724

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Now known worldwide for his horror creations in best-selling books and popular film adaptations, Stephen King spent years in obscurity trying to find his voice and his audience. For much of his career he chose to remain in the small-town Maine of his youth, far from glittering publishing and film centers, yet few American writers can now equal his hold on audiences worldwide. This biography traces King's evolution from would-be pulp magazine writer to master of his craft, whose work both epitomizes and transcends the horror genre.


Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
Publish Date: Dec 2008
ISBN-13: 9780313345722
ISBN-10: 0313345724
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 191
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.04
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.5 x 9.75 x 1.0

Chapter outline

Series Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Timeline: Events in the Life of Stephen Kingp. xiii
Taking Up the Penp. 1
Becoming a Writerp. 9
Finding a Publisherp. 17
Beginning to Establish the Name Stephen Kingp. 23
Becoming the Kingp. 29
Responding to Fame and Fortunep. 37
Settling into His Positionp. 45
Negotiating His Private and Public Livesp. 53
Something Differentp. 61
King's Status Risesp. 69
The Sense of an Endingp. 79
Letting People Recoverp. 87
Taking a Standp. 95
King's Feminist Sensibilityp. 105
The King Machine Rolls Onp. 113
Breaking New Recordsp. 121
New Retirement Rumors Almost Become Realp. 129
The Long Recoveryp. 137
Retiring, Againp. 145
His Busy Retirement Continuesp. 155
Selected Bibliographyp. 163
Indexp. 179

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