Methods and Meaning in the Novels of Stephen King

A Constant Reader’s Guide

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About the Book

This book explores the techniques, themes, and subtexts in the fictional works of one of America’s best-known and most-loved storytellers, Stephen King. Each of King’s novels are analyzed in chronological order of their publication from Carrie to Holly. Every novel’s analysis includes a background and summary, narrative devices, archetypes that influenced the novel, themes and subtexts, human universals, interesting facts, and notable quotes. As an invaluable resource for any Stephen King “Constant Reader” and students of literature in general, this work appreciates the beauty of King’s fiction without needing to master the jargon on contemporary literary criticism.

About the Author(s)

James Arthur Anderson is a professor emeritus at Johnson & Wales University, where he taught writing and literature for more than 35 years. He has published book-length critical studies on H.P. Lovecraft and Ray Bradbury, and received The Rocky Wood Memorial Scholarship for Nonfiction from the Horror Writers Association in 2016. He lives in Garfield, Georgia and is a part-time instructor at East Georgia State College.

Bibliographic Details

James Arthur Anderson
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2024
pISBN: 978-1-4766-9505-1
eISBN: 978-1-4766-5330-3
Imprint: McFarland