The Complete Stephen King Universe: A Guide to the Worlds of Stephen King

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Macmillan, May 30, 2006 - Literary Criticism - 512 pages
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The myriad worlds and universes King has created are, in reality, one world, one universe. Here is the guide to that universe.
††††† The Complete Stephen King Universe is the only definitive reference work that examines all of Stephen King's novels, short stories, motion pictures, miniseries, and teleplays, and deciphers the threads that exist in all of his work.† This ultimate resource includes in-depth story analyses, character breakdowns, little-known facts, and startling revelations on how the plots, themes, characters, and conflicts intertwine.
††††† After discovering The Complete Stephen King Universe, you will never read Stephen King the same way again.
  

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Contents

The Gunslinger
9
The Drawing of the Three
15
The Waste Lands
22
Wizard and Glass
29
Wolves of the Calla
36
Song of Susannah
43
The Dark Tower
49
The Eyes of the Dragon
58
The Tommyknockers
274
Stephen Kings Golden Years
281
Related Tales
286
SECTION SIX OTHER PRIME REALITY TALES
293
The Shining
299
Night Shift
306
Creepshow
317
Different Seasons
324

The Talisman
63
Black House
69
Hearts in Atlantis
74
The Stand
84
Related Tales
93
Everythings Eventual from Everythings Eventual
95
It
105
Insomnia
114
Bag of Bones
122
Dreamcatcher
131
Related Tales
139
The Dead Zone
147
Cujo
153
The Dark Half
160
Related Tales
173
Carrie
193
SalemsLot
200
PetSematary
210
Cycle of the Werewolf
216
Dolores Claiborne
224
Storm of the Century
230
The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon
237
Related Tales
248
TALES OF THE SHOP
263
Firestarter
266
Christine
332
Skeleton Crew
340
Cats Eye
349
Misery
354
Four Past Midnight
361
Sleepwalkers
365
Nightmares Dreamscapes
370
Rose Madder
380
The Green Mile
386
Six Stories
394
From a Buick 8
396
Rose Red
402
14 Dark Tales
407
Rage
420
Roadwork
431
Thinner
442
Desperation
448
The Regulators
455
Related Tales
464
SECTION EIGHT
473
Recommended Further Reading
483
Recommended Web Sites
489
Index
495
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About the author (2006)

Stanley Wiater has been interviewing and writing about Stephen King for more than two decades. The award-winning author or editor of ten books, he is the writer and host of the television series Dark Dreamers. † Christopher Golden is the award-winning author of many bestselling books including Waking Nightmares, Of Saints and Shadows, Of Masques and Martyrs, and The Myth Hunters. He has also written books for teens and young adults, including Soulless and Poison Ink, and he is the editor of The New Dead: A Zombie Anthology, published by St. Martinís Press. His novels have been published in fourteen languages. Golden was born and raised in Massachusetts, where he continues to live with his family. † Hank Wagner is a respected critic and journalist. Among the many publications in which his work regularly appears are Cemetery Dance and Mystery Scene.

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