Hunger and Thirst

Hunger and Thirst

by Richard Matheson, Harry O. Morris
     
 

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Hunger and Thirst is Richard Matheson's first and until now previously unpublished novel, written fifty-plus years ago when Matheson was only twenty-three-years old. Matheson's agent told him it was unpublishable due to its length and so to that end, Matheson put the manuscript in a drawer and left for California where his writing career changed dramatically. The… See more details below

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Hunger and Thirst is Richard Matheson's first and until now previously unpublished novel, written fifty-plus years ago when Matheson was only twenty-three-years old. Matheson's agent told him it was unpublishable due to its length and so to that end, Matheson put the manuscript in a drawer and left for California where his writing career changed dramatically. The action in Hunger and Thirst centers around Erick, who lies paralyzed on his bed after being shot during a botched bank robbery. As he lies there, Erick contemplates the mess that his life has become and holds out hope to be saved.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Richard Burton Matheson (born February 20th, 1926) is an American author and screenwriter working primarily in the fantasy, horror, and science fiction genres. Between 1950 and 1971, Matheson produced dozens of stories, frequently combining elements from different genres and making important contributions to the further development of modern horror. Matheson wrote fourteen episodes for the American television series The Twilight Zone, including the famous �Nightmare at 20,000 Feet.� Notably, Steven Spielberg�s first full length film (made for television) was based on the story Duel, for which Matheson also wrote the screenplay.

Matheson�s first novel, Someone is Bleeding, was published in 1953. His thirty novels since then include The Shrinking Man (filmed as The Incredible Shrinking Man, again adapted from Matheson�s own screenplay), and the novel I Am Legend (made into film as The Last Man on Earth, 1964; The Omega Man, 1971; and I Am Legend, 2007).

A new film based on Matheson�s story �Steel,� entitled Real Steel, is a major motion picture that was released in October 2011. His most recent novel, Other Kingdoms, appeared in March 2011.

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Editorial Reviews

Richard Matheson is a highly accomplished novelist whose best known works include "I Am Legend", "Hell House", "What Dreams May Come", and "Stir of Echoes". But back in 1949-50 when he was a 23 year old unpublished, unknown, aspiring writer he wrote Hunger And Thirst, a 750 page major novel that even his own agent declared unpublishable. The manuscript for this opus lay in a filing cabinet for fifty years, until Richard Matheson's son convinced Gauntlet Press publisher Barry Hoffman to read it. The result is this previously unknown work is now available to the reading public. The story line finds Erick Linstrom, paralyzed and lying helpless in a New York City furnished room. As the days drag by, Erick relives his past, recalling the varied experiences that were to eventually bring him to his current plight. Hunger And Thirst is a "must" for all Richard Matheson fans!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781887368339
Publisher:
Gauntlet, Incorporated CO
Publication date:
10/01/2000
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
6.46(w) x 9.37(h) x 1.81(d)

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