THE STEPHEN KING STORY - A LITERARY PROFILE - FIRST HARD COVER.
by George Beahm.
If you have an imagination, let it run free. But if you have no imagination, stop right here. This book is not for you. --Chris Chesley and Steve King, 1963, in People, Places, and Things.
OVERVIEW: This is a biographical look at his life and work, a chronilogical narrative that recounts the compelling story of how King became a brand-name author who took up permanent residence on the bestseller lists. From King's early days as a fledgling writer to the prese9nt, King's untold story is finally told: the early years in Durham, Maine, when he developed his Maine milieul; the college years; his early years at Doubleday press, and then his hugely sucessful years at New American Library and Viking. A thirty-two page photo section of little-seen photographs, many taken especially for this book. Non fiction commisiioned especially for this book by Michael R. Collings, Christopher Chesly -- a writer and childhood friend -- shares his memories of a very special day when living with Stephen and Tabitha King; And Carroll F. Terrell -- author of Stephen King: Man and Artist, a college professor of King's. Details of current and upcoming King projects. A checklist of King's book-length and short fiction, along with a selected bibliography and index.
ill. Illustrator: Kenny Ray Linkous. Kansas City, Missouri: Andrews & McMeel, 1991. First Edition. 6 X 9. Hard Cover. Fine / Fine. ISBN: 0836279891.