|Text by (Art/Photo Books):||King, Stephen|
|Text by (Art/Photo Books):||David, Peter|
|Text by (Art/Photo Books):||Furth, Robin|
|Publish Date:||Jan 2013|
|Number of Pages:||136|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||1.04|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||6.97 x 0.47 x 10.48|
Stephen King was born in Portland, Maine, on September 21, 1947. After graduating with a Bachelor's degree in English from the University of Maine at Orono in 1970, he became a teacher. His spare time was spent writing short stories and novels. King's first novel would never have been published if not for his wife. She removed the first few chapters from the garbage after King had thrown them away in frustration.
Three months later, he received a $2, 500 advance from Doubleday Publishing for the book that went on to sell a modest 13,000 hardcover copies. That book, Carrie, was about a girl with telekinetic powers who is tormented by bullies at school. She uses her power, in turn, to torment and eventually destroy her mean-spirited classmates. When United Artists released the film version in 1976, it was a critical and commercial success.
The paperback version of the book, released after the movie, went on to sell more than two-and-a-half million copies. Many of King's other horror novels have been adapted into movies, including The Shining, Firestarter, Pet Semetary, Cujo, Misery, The Stand, and The Tommyknockers. Under the pseudonym Richard Bachman, King has written the books The Running Man, The Regulators, Thinner, The Long Walk, Roadwork, and Rage. King is one of the world's most successful writers, with more than 100 million copies of his works in print.
Many of his books have been translated into foreign languages, and he writes new books at a rate of about one per year. In 2003, he received the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. In 2012 his title, The Wind Throught the Keyhole made The New York Times Best Seller List.
The exciting final chapter in the Dark Tower: Gunslinger saga is here! Roland continues his journey towards the Dark Tower in his search for the Man in Black - but when young Jake faces peril in the tunnels, will Roland be able to save him? As the Man in Black's treacheries thicken, Roland and Jake must stave off an attack by vicious, cave-dwelling mutants... little knowing that an even more sinister evil awaits them further inside the cave. As the end of their quest nears, Roland prepares to meet his destiny... but is he ready for it? Can he do what it takes to find the Dark Tower? Even if it means sacrificing young Jake? Don't miss this captivating adaptation of Stephen King's celebrated novel, as Roland finally learns the Man in Black's identity!
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