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Danse Macabre - Stephen King

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Published: 11th October 2012
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It was not long after Halloween when Stephen King received a telephone call from his editor. 'Why don't you do a book about the entire horror phenomenon as you see it Books, movies, radio, TV, the whole thing '

The result is this unique combination of fantasy and autobiography, of classic horror writing honed to an unforgettable edge by the bestselling master of the genre.

Danse Macabre ranges across the whole spectrum of horror in popular culture from the seminal classes of Count Dracula and Frankenstein. It is a charming and fascinating book, replete with pertinent anecdote and observation, in which Stephen King describes his ideas on how horror works on many levels and how he brings it to bear on his own inimitable novels.

About the Author

Stephen King has been described as one of the most fertile storytellers of the modern novel. In 2003, he was given the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives with his wife, the novelist Tabitha King, for most of the year in Maine, USA.

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Completing my SK collection

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters
  • Informative
  • Page-Turner
  • Well Written

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      The indisputable king of horror Time Absolutely fascinating The Sunday Times on On Writing A fascinating combination of autobiography and personal voyage through the books and films that have inspired this phenomenally successful author Publishing News on On Writing A writer of excellence The Sunday Times

      Stephen King

      Stephen King was born in Portland, Maine in 1947, the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King. He made his first professional short story sale in 1967 to Startling Mystery Stories. In the fall of 1973, he began teaching high school English classes at Hampden Academy, the public high school in Hampden, Maine. Writing in the evenings and on the weekends, he continued to produce short stories and to work on novels. In the spring of 1973, Doubleday & Co., accepted the novel Carrie for publication, providing him the means to leave teaching and write full-time. He has since published over 50 books and has become one of the world's most successful writers.

      Stephen lives in Maine and Florida with his wife, novelist Tabitha King. They are regular contributors to a number of charities including many libraries and have been honored locally for their philanthropic activities.

      Visit Stephen King's Booktopia Author Page


      ISBN: 9781444723267
      ISBN-10: 144472326X
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 512
      Published: 11th October 2012
      Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
      Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 13.2  x 3.7
      Weight (kg): 0.35
      Edition Number: 1