Salem S Lot

Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780385528221
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Stephen King’s second novel, the classic vampire bestseller ’SALEM’S LOT, tells the story of evil in small-town America. For the first time in a major trade edition, this terrifying novel is accompanied by previously unpublished material from King’s archive, two short stories, and eerie photographs that bring King’s fictional darkness and evil to vivid life. When Stephen King’s classic thriller’SALEM’S LOT hit the stands in 1975, it thrilled and terrified millions of readers with tales of demonic evil in small-town America. Now, thirty years later and still scaring readers witless, ’SALEM’S LOT reemerges in a brilliant new edition, complete with photographs, fifty pages of deleted and alternate scenes, and two short stories related to the events of the novel. While the original edition of ’SALEM’S LOT will forever be a premier horror classic, ’SALEM’S LOT: ILLUSTRATED EDITION, with the inclusion of material from King’s archive, is destined to become a classic in its own right and a must-have for all Stephen King fans. In this edition, the hair-raising story of Jerusalem’s Lot, a small town in Maine whose inhabitants succumb to the evil allure of a new resident, is told as the author envisioned it, complete with fifty pages of alternate and deleted scenes. With a new introduction by the author, two short stories related to the events and residents of Jerusalem’s Lot, the lavishly creepy photographs of Jerry Uelsmann, and a stunning new page design, this edition brings the story to life in words and pictures as never before. No library will be complete without this ideal collector’s item for any King aficionado, the definitive illustrated edition of the great ’SALEM’S LOT.

Gothic Motifs In Stephen King S Work With Special Regard To Salem S Lot And The Shining

Author: Judith Schwickart
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3638378365
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Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Trier, course: Der englische Schauerroman, 13 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Stephen King is one of the most published contemporary authors. He has written more than 50 novels and movie scripts, some of them under the pseudonym of Richard Bachmann. His stories deal with the supernatural, with aliens or the abysses of the human mind. Due to his topics, his books are often regarded as trivial literature by many of his readers and also by people who have never read a single one of his books and who only judge him by his name. But what these critics seem to miss is the fact that Stephen King has adapted many themes and motifs from highly regarded authors of classic Gothic fiction, such as Horace Walpole, Ann Radcliffe and Bram Stoker, to mention just a few. In each of Stephen King’s books, the reader can identify traces of classic Gothic fiction, although the topics and settings are normally adapted to modern times. Stephen King says of himself that ‘most of my [Stephen King’s] books have been derivative to some extent...’ (Bloom, p.96), which is not surprising regarding his educational background: After studying English at the University of Maine, Stephen King worked as a high school teacher, although he did not get too much teaching practice due to the commercial success of his books. Therefore, it is not very surprising that Stephen King uses the sources he has become acquainted with during his studies. He uses the motifs of Gothic novels in different ways and in many of his books. In fact, he says that ‘what I [Stephen King] try to do...is to pour new wine from old bottles’ (Bloom, p.96). What I would like to do in this term paper is to show some of the Gothic motifs Stephen King uses in his books and in what way he uses them. For this purpose, I have chosen two novels from Stephen King’s earlier working period: Salem’s Lot and The Shining. But before actually beginning the comparison between Stephen King’s books and classic Gothic novels I will give an overview over the characteristic features of Gothic writing in order to enable the reader to identify the tradition Stephen King’s writing stands in.

Salems Lot

Author: Stephen King
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ISBN: 9781439570562
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In a classic tale of horror by Stephen King, a man returns to his hometown of Jerusalem's Lot, Maine, only to find it infested with vampires. Reprint.

Salem S Lot Rap Sheets

Author: Michael Roch
Publisher: Independently Published
ISBN: 9781096665281
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Everything you wanted to know about the characters from Stephen King's 'Salem's Lot. Who were their friends and family members? Where did they work or go to school? What did they drive? All this, with physical descriptions, a history of what they did (or was done to them), and more. 'Salem's Lot Rap Sheets is the second book of the Bumpty-Bumpty-Bump Behind the Scenes series. This series has the background information used to create Bumpty-Bumpty-Bump!: The Stephen King Daily Reader.

Vampire Legends In Contemporary American Culture

Author: William Patrick Day
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780813129501
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"William Patrick Day looks at how writers and filmmakers as diverse as Anne Rice and Andy Warhol present the vampire as an archetype of human identity and how many postmodern vampire stories reflect our fear of and attraction to addiction and violence. He argues that the prevailing tendency of authors in the first half of the twentieth century to use vampire characters to caution against succumbing to sexual impulse has since changed; today, in the vampire's struggle between embracing and denying its nature, we see reflected our own uncertain balance between moral restraint and liberation."--BOOK JACKET.

The Gothic World Of Stephen King

Author: Gary Hoppenstand
Publisher: Popular Press
ISBN: 9780879724115
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Stephen King’s popularity lies in his ability to reinterpret the standard Gothic tale in new and exciting ways. Through his eyes, the conventional becomes unconventional and wonderful. King thus creates his own Gothic world and then interprets it for us. This book analyzes King’s interpretations and his mastery of popular literature. The essays discuss adolescent revolt, the artist as survivor, the vampire in popular literature, and much more.

Dissecting Stephen King

Author: Heidi Strengell
Publisher: Popular Press
ISBN: 9780299209742
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"Heidi Strengell shows that by tapping into the wellsprings of the gothic to reveal contemporary phobias, Stephen King invokes the abnormal and repressed sexuality of the vampire, the hubris of Frankenstein, the split identity of the werewolf, the domestic melodrama of the ghost tale. Drawing on myths and fairy tales, he creates characters who, like the heroic Roland the Gunslinger and the villainous Randall Flagg, may either reinforce or subvert the reader's childlike faith in society. And in a manner of the naturalist tradition, he reinforces a tension between the free will of the individual and the daunting hand of fate."--Jacket.

Time Capsule

Author: J. P. Harris
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595213367
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Old movies don't fade away, they show up constantly on video or cable. Particularly horror, science fiction and fantasy films have a long shelf life. Now you can find out about the films you may have missed, discover obscure low budget or foreign films, or just become reacquainted with some old favorites. Rediscover or meet for the first time PAPERHOUSE, PIN, BLADES, RETURN OF THE KILLER TOMATOES, SCARECROWS, CHINESE GHOST STORY and the first feature films of Peter Jackson and Jan Svankmajer. TIME CAPSULE is a collection of 300 reviews of horror, science fiction and fantasy films and TV shows from 1987-1991. This is not a typical book of reviews that encompasses every single genre film, but a snapshot of films and TV shows released in a period when there was a huge output of genre product. Written by a former contributor to CINEFANTASTIQUE, TIME CAPSULE will lead you down memory lane to visit some glorious (and terrible) films and TV shows.

The Stephen King Companion

Author: Stephen King
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780836279788
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Contains articles, interviews, profiles, synopses, and sidebars on King's life and works.

Stephen King S America

Author: Jonathan P. Davis
Publisher: Popular Press
ISBN: 9780879726485
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Stephen King's America aims to heighten awareness of the numerous American issues that resonate throughout King's fiction, issues that bear universal application to the evolution of the human condition.