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The Resource Dark dreams : the story of Stephen King, Nancy Whitelaw

Dark dreams : the story of Stephen King, Nancy Whitelaw

Label
Dark dreams : the story of Stephen King
Title
Dark dreams
Title remainder
the story of Stephen King
Statement of responsibility
Nancy Whitelaw
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After their father abandoned the family, young Stephen King and his brother often had to fend for themselves as their mother juggled several jobs. They moved frequently, from one town to another, sometimes living without indoor plumbing. To pass the time, Stephen began to make up stories. What began as entertainment became a passion and, combined with his fierce resolve, willingness to work, and vivid imagination, started King on a path to celebrity and wealth beyond his wildest dreams. King changed the face of horror fiction, making popular what was once considered a gimmick. His first book, Carrie, which told the story of an outcast high school student a recurrent theme in his work sold millions of copies, inaugurating a string of such successes. During one year, he had six books hit the best-seller list. Despite all the accolades and awards, King never forgot his roots and has donated millions of dollars to make other people's lives better, paying special attention to the communities of his youth. He has also fought against censorship and literary elitism. Dark Dreams: The Story of Stephen King tells the true-life rags-to-riches story of a man who holds his principles as firmly as the imaginations of his readers
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Interest level
UG
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
8.0
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Dark dreams : the story of Stephen King, Nancy Whitelaw
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-125) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Learning fear -- Writer rebel -- Art of persistence -- Success of horror -- Terrorizing the reader and writer -- Bestsellasaurus rex -- Taking a stand -- Never say "the end" -- Timeline -- Major works -- Major awards -- Sources -- Bibliography -- Web sites -- Index
Control code
ocm61131762
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
128 pages
Isbn
9781931798778
Isbn Type
(lib. bdg.)
Lccn
2005020112
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps
Label
Dark dreams : the story of Stephen King, Nancy Whitelaw
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-125) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Learning fear -- Writer rebel -- Art of persistence -- Success of horror -- Terrorizing the reader and writer -- Bestsellasaurus rex -- Taking a stand -- Never say "the end" -- Timeline -- Major works -- Major awards -- Sources -- Bibliography -- Web sites -- Index
Control code
ocm61131762
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
128 pages
Isbn
9781931798778
Isbn Type
(lib. bdg.)
Lccn
2005020112
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps

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