BN.com Gift Guide

Biography of Stephen King [NOOK Book]

Overview

This book is part of Hyperink's best little books series. This best little book is 3,500 words of fast, entertaining information on a highly demanded topic. Based on reader feedback (including yours!), we may expand this book in the future. If we do so, we'll send a free copy to all previous buyers.

ABOUT THE BOOK

For the past forty years, one name has dominated the world...
See more details below
Biography of Stephen King

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$4.95
BN.com price

Overview

This book is part of Hyperink's best little books series. This best little book is 3,500 words of fast, entertaining information on a highly demanded topic. Based on reader feedback (including yours!), we may expand this book in the future. If we do so, we'll send a free copy to all previous buyers.

ABOUT THE BOOK

For the past forty years, one name has dominated the world of horror fiction: Stephen King. King has produced fiction at a lightening speed since the publication of his first book, Carrie, in 1973. Throughout his tenure as one of the greatest American horror writers, he has published forty-nine novels, nine collections of short stories, and eleven screenplays. King's works have also served as the inspiration for numerous Hollywood films. Though many people think King's corpus of literature belongs solely to the horror category, several of his works are actually fantasy and psychological thrillers.

King largely bases his books in small-town America. In an interview with the Paris Review entitled "Stephen King, The Art of Fiction," King said, "If you go back over the books from Carrie on up, what you see is an observation of ordinary middle-class American life as it's lived at the time that particular book was written." King's mastery of relating how ordinary people deal with difficult, sometimes even supernatural situations, has earned him a loyal following over the years.

Though King's career has been successful and prolific, his life has not been without hardship. Indeed, King has been quite candid about his battles with alcohol, marijuana and cocaine. In 1999, King was struck by van and endured a long, painful journey to recovery. Now in his sixties, King is able to reflect on his life and career with honesty, and, at times, amusement.

EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK

One of the most common questions posed to Stephen King is, "Where do you get your inspiration?" King says that often it comes in a fleeting moment, when he joins two seemingly unrelated ideas that just seem to click in his mind. For Carrie, King paired the idea of a lonely teenage outcast with telekinesis, or the ability to move things purely with the power of the mind. When King was first writing Carrie, he initially threw away the manuscript, thinking he could not write a book from the point of view of a troubled teenage girl. Tabitha encouraged her husband to finish the work, and once the book was accepted by Doubleday, Kings career was off and running.

King's second release, the vampire novel Salem's Lot, typecast him in the genre of horror writing. Subsequent books like The Stand and The Shining underscored King's abilities to add a kernel of the supernatural into real life to create convincing, genuinely terrifying horror books.

King specialized in horror, but he was also skilled in the fantasy genre. The first book of King's The Dark Tower series was published in 1982, and six more books have been released over the course of two decades. The seventh installment, called The Dark Tower, won the 2005 British Fantasy Award. An eighth The Dark Tower book is expected to be released in 2012.

King also published several books including Rage, The Long Walk, The Running Man, Blaze, and Thinner, in the 1970s and 1980s under the pen name Richard Bachman. When asked why he published novels under a pseudonym, King replied, "I did that because back in the early days of my career there was a feeling in the publishing business that one book a year was all the public would accept, but I think that a number of writers have disproved that by now."...

Buy a copy to keep reading!

CHAPTER OUTLINE

Biography on Stephen King
+ Introduction
+ Early Life
+ Major Accomplishments and Awards
+ Personal Life and Recent News
+ ...and much more
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014271288
  • Publisher: Hyperink Stephen King Bio
  • Publication date: 2/24/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 21
  • Sales rank: 885,223
  • File size: 880 KB

Meet the Author

Elise O. is an experienced writer and a member of the Hyperink Team, which works hard to bring you high-quality, engaging, fun content. Happy reading!
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)