The Lost Work of Stephen King: A Guide to Unpublished Manuscripts, Story Fragments, Alternative Versions, and Oddities

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Birch Lane Press, Jan 1, 1998 - Literary Criticism - 361 pages
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Here is a truly new look at Stephen King and his work, written by the author of The Complete Stephen King Encyclopedia.

Entertaining and thorough, The Lost Work of Stephen King discusses extremely rare Stephen King material, including unpublished writings, alternate versions of King's works, nonfiction articles, poetry, plays, stories in which King and his family are characters, and oddities that most Stephen King fans have no idea even exist. These rare King works are looked at in chronological order, beginning with some of the earliest works by King that are still extant, including the 1956 story "Jhonathan and the Witches", and the legendary 1960 typescript collection, People, Places, and Things. The Lost Work of Stephen King continues through his entire life, highlighting King's fascinating creations in addition to the many novels, short stories, and movies for which he is so well known.

Looking at these uncommon works in chronological order allows a parallel look at King's life and times -- a comprehensive biographical thread that weaves its way through a forty-year span. Each section begins with an insightful biographical essay chronicling King's life at the time each "lost work" was written.

In addition to comprehensive coverage of the nearly unknown Stephen King writings, the book includes a detailed bibliography and filmography focusing on King's readily available, mainstream work, thus providing the reader with one-stop shopping for all their grisly Stephen King needs!

Written by one of the world's leading Stephen King experts, The Lost Work of Stephen King will enable fans to fill in the gaps between King's major writings and become experts themselves on the King ofHorror.

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