Stephen King

A Literary Companion

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About the Book

This companion provides a two-part introduction to best-selling author Stephen King, whose enormous popularity over the years has gained him an audience well beyond readers of horror fiction, the genre with which he is most often associated. Part I considers the reception of King’s work, the film adaptations that they gave rise to, the fictional worlds in which some of his novels are set, and the more useful approaches to King’s varied corpus. Part II consists of entries for each series, novel, story, screenplay and even poem, including works never published or produced, as well as characters and settings.

About the Author(s)

Rocky Wood is the Bram Stoker Award–winning author of many books about Stephen King. He is president of the Horror Writers Association and lives in Victoria, Australia.

Bibliographic Details

Rocky Wood
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 220
Bibliographic Info: bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2011
pISBN: 978-0-7864-5850-9
eISBN: 978-0-7864-8546-8
Imprint: McFarland
Series: McFarland Literary Companions

Table of Contents

Preface  1
Introduction to the Works  3
Stephen King: A Literary Companion  25
Stephen King Bibliography  191
Further Reading  197
Index  199

Book Reviews & Awards

  • Winner, Bram Stoker Award—Horror Writers Association
  • “essential”—Library Journal
  • “treasure trove of trivia, biographical tidbits and bibliographical explanations”—Rue Morgue
  • “marvelous…excellent….highly recommend”—Monster Librarian