Coverart for item
The Resource The Stephen King companion : forty years of fear from the master of horror, George Beahm ; illustrated by Michael Whelan and Glenn Chadbourne

The Stephen King companion : forty years of fear from the master of horror, George Beahm ; illustrated by Michael Whelan and Glenn Chadbourne

Label
The Stephen King companion : forty years of fear from the master of horror
Title
The Stephen King companion
Title remainder
forty years of fear from the master of horror
Statement of responsibility
George Beahm ; illustrated by Michael Whelan and Glenn Chadbourne
Title variation
Stephen King companion
Title variation remainder
four decades of fear from the master of horror
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Profusely illustrated with nearly 200 photos, color illustrations by celebrated "Dark Tower" artist Michael Whelan, and black-and-white drawings by Maine artist Glenn Chadbourne; supplemented with interviews with friends, colleagues, and mentors who knew King well; looking at King's formative years in Durham, when he began writing fiction as a young teen, his college years in the turbulent sixties, his struggles with early poverty, working full-time as an English teacher while writing part-time, the long road to the publication of his first novel, Carrie, and the dozens of bestselling books and major screen adaptations that followed; covering his varied and prodigious output--this book is a comprehensive guide to the imaginative world of Stephen King
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beahm, George W
Dewey number
813.54
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3561.I483
LC item number
Z88 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1950-
  • 1959-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Whelan, Michael
  • Chadbourne, Glenn
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • King, Stephen
  • Horror tales, American
  • Horror tales
Label
The Stephen King companion : forty years of fear from the master of horror, George Beahm ; illustrated by Michael Whelan and Glenn Chadbourne
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Color portfolio by Michael Whelan
  • "This book is the third iteration of The Stephen King Companion. The first edition was published in 1989, the second in 1995, and this, the third in 2015..." - pg xvii
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A note to the reader -- Foreword: The learn'd astronomer by Stephen J. Spignesi -- Introduction: The golden years by George Beahm -- pt.1: Maine roots -- Family roots -- Durham, Maine -- EC Comics -- "Three Durham lads publishing bright hometown newspaper" -- A special occasion: Chris Chesley's friendship with Stephen King -- Stephen King at the University of Maine: a writer in the making by Sanford Pippen -- King graduates: a blessed event -- Rick Hautala: Maine's 'other' horror writer -- Rick Hautala: an interview -- Burton Hatlen: an interview -- Crossing the Kittery Bridge into Maine's heart of darkness -- From student to teacher: Stephen King and Carroll Terrell -- pt. 2: Pre-Carrie: a hardscrabble life -- A writer's nightmare, a writer's dream -- "A good angel": 'Cavalier' editor Nye Willden -- The bones of the family business: writing -- pt. 3: Doubleday Books: magic time-the making of the master of horror -- King's classic books: an overview -- William G. Thompson: another good angel -- Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King: the future queen of Durham -- Ruth P. King obituary -- 'Carrie' -- "'Campus' columnist publishes novel" by Burton Hatlen -- Stephen King: American gothic -- 'Salem's lot' -- On 'Salem's lot' as the great American novel -- Stephen King and Frank Darabont on limited edition books -- 'The shining' -- The Stanley Hotel shines on -- 'Night shift' -- Keep on Trucking: maximum overdrive -- 'The stand' -- Taking a stand against Doubleday -- Cemetery dance's deluxe special editions of the Doubleday Books -- The early Bachman Books: 'Rage' (1977), 'The long walk' (1979), 'Roadwork' (1981), 'The running man' (1982) -- pt. 4: "The Bestsellasaurus Rex" stomps over to New American Library -- Turning the page: King goes to New American Library -- 'The dead zone' -- The Kings' Maine haunt in Bangor -- Terry Steel on the King's fence -- "Bats and Spiders" -- 'Firestarter' -- 'Dark forces': "The Mist" -- Frank Darabont on "The mist" -- An interview conducted by Hans-Ake Lilja -- 'Cujo' -- Coming clean: King's addiction -- 'Danse macabre' -- Stephen King's 'Creepshow' -- Drawn to darkness: Bernie Wrightson, an artist inspired by Stephen King -- Stephen King: a chautaqua in Pasadena, California -- 'Different seasons' -- The road to the Dark Tower: Roland's quest -- Michael Whelan: illustrating the Dark Tower -- 'Christine' -- The King's and Queen's cars -- Rock and roll haven: Stephen King's station, WKIT 100.3 FM -- 'Pet sematary' -- 'Thinner' -- 'The talisman' -- Anthologist Peter Straub -- Douglas E. Winter's 'Stephen King: the art of darkness' -- 'The eyes of the dragon' -- Illustrator Kenny Ray Linkous -- 'Castle rock': "All the news that's fit to print" -- 'Cycle of the werewolf' -- Bernie Wrightson and 'Cycle of the werewolf' -- 'Skeleton crew' -- J. K. Potter: illustrating the limited edition of 'Skeleton crew' -- Off the beaten path: Stephen King's office -- Marsha DeFelippo: an interview by Hans-Ake Lilja -- Fan mail -- 'It' -- "Stephen King, the master of pop dread" -- Michael Collings on Stephen King as storyteller -- SK tours of Maine: Stephen King's Maine haunts -- 'Misery' -- "Happiness is a warm gun" -- Making whoopee: Stephen King's "Gift of gotta" -- Harry, Carrie, and Garp: Stephen King at the press conference -- Where do you get your ideas? -- 'The Tommyknockers' -- Stephen King on "The Tommyknockers' -- Bag of nerves: meeting with Stephen King -- 'The dark half' -- 'The stand: the complete and uncut edition' -- Stephen King draws on Bernie Wrightson to illustrate 'The stand' -- "I nearly jumped out of my skin" -- A dark treasure: the limited edition of 'The stand' -- Michael Collings on 'Four past midnight' -- Rock bottom remainders -- Quotes by and about the rock bottom remainders -- 'Needful things' -- 'Gerald's game' -- Philtrum Press -- 'Nightmares and dreamscapes' -- 'Dolores Claiborne' -- Michael Collings on 'Insomnia' -- 'Rose Madder' -- Clive Barker: demon fabulist -- Clive Barker on Stephen King -- 'Desperation' and 'The regulators' -- A bulleted book -- 'The green mile' -- pt.5: Scribner: building bridges -- The winter of King's discontent -- Michael Collings on 'Bag of bones' -- 'Storm of the century': an original screenplay -- On 'Storm of the century' -- 'The girl who loved Tom Gordon' -- The day that changed King's life: the accident - June 19, 1999 -- "The bonus round" and gallows humor -- 'Hearts in Atlantis' -- Coda: "Squad D" -- 'On writing: a memoir of the craft' and 'Secret windows: essays and fiction on the craft of writing' -- 'Dreamcatcher' -- 'Black house', with Peter Straub -- The ultimate Stephen King horror story: retirement? -- The Onion's take -- 'From a Buick 8' -- Stephen King receives the National Book Award -- Take Stephen King. Seriously -- 'Everything's eventual' -- 'Faithful' -- "Not in my lifetime. Not in yours, either" -- Stewart O'Nan: an interview by Hans-Ake Lilja -- 'The Colorado kid' -- How to speak lie a "Mainah" -- A Mainer on actors' Maine accents by Dave Lowell -- 'Cell' -- 'Lisey's story' -- 'Blaze' -- The Haven Foundation: a place for freelance artists -- 'Duma key' -- The King's main home in Florida -- Touring "Duma Key" -- 'Just after sunset' -- The story behind "the cat from hell" -- 'Under the dome' -- The TV adaptation of 'Under the dome' -- 'Blockade Billy' -- The skeleton crew at cemetery dance -- 'Full dark, no stars' -- '11/22/63' -- "Q&A: Russell Dorr, Stephen King's researcher" interviewed by Stephanie Klose -- 'The dark man' -- Glenn Chadbourne: an interview by George Beahm -- 'Joyland' -- 'Doctor sleep' -- Oscar the cat -- 'Mr. Mercedes' -- World fantasy and world horror conventions -- 'Revival' -- Stephen King's 'Revival' book tour -- Stephen King on death -- Are you there, God? It's me, Stevie -- "I hear time's winged chariot drawing near" -- Finders Keepers -- 'The bazaar of bad dreams' -- pt. 6: Movies: screamplays -- Stephen: a box office king -- Ten notable films in chronological order -- Unearthed and untold: the path to 'Pet sematary' -- Frank Darabont: an interview by Hans-Ake Lilja -- The real thing: Drew Struzan: a profile by George Beahm -- pt. 7: The critics' corner -- Stephen Spignesi: an interview by George Beahm -- Stephen King and the critics: a personal perspective by Michael Collings -- Steve's take: an interview with Stephen King by Tony Magistrale -- The King and I: further adventures with Stephen King by Sanford Phippen -- pt. 8: Stephen King in cyberspace -- Top web sites for King fans -- Glass Onion Graphics: Michael Whelan's Dark Tower prints -- Lilja's library: an interview with Hans-Ake Lilja by George Beahm -- An interview with David A. Williamson of Betts Books by George Beahm -- Making the grade: assessing book condition -- 'A chronology of Stephen King's life: personal and professional, 1947-2015 -- Acknowledgments -- About the writers -- About the artists and photographers -- Further copyright information -- Michael Whelan's color portfolio
Control code
ocn898419047
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxxii, 588 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250081315
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)898419047
Label
The Stephen King companion : forty years of fear from the master of horror, George Beahm ; illustrated by Michael Whelan and Glenn Chadbourne
Publication
Note
  • Color portfolio by Michael Whelan
  • "This book is the third iteration of The Stephen King Companion. The first edition was published in 1989, the second in 1995, and this, the third in 2015..." - pg xvii
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A note to the reader -- Foreword: The learn'd astronomer by Stephen J. Spignesi -- Introduction: The golden years by George Beahm -- pt.1: Maine roots -- Family roots -- Durham, Maine -- EC Comics -- "Three Durham lads publishing bright hometown newspaper" -- A special occasion: Chris Chesley's friendship with Stephen King -- Stephen King at the University of Maine: a writer in the making by Sanford Pippen -- King graduates: a blessed event -- Rick Hautala: Maine's 'other' horror writer -- Rick Hautala: an interview -- Burton Hatlen: an interview -- Crossing the Kittery Bridge into Maine's heart of darkness -- From student to teacher: Stephen King and Carroll Terrell -- pt. 2: Pre-Carrie: a hardscrabble life -- A writer's nightmare, a writer's dream -- "A good angel": 'Cavalier' editor Nye Willden -- The bones of the family business: writing -- pt. 3: Doubleday Books: magic time-the making of the master of horror -- King's classic books: an overview -- William G. Thompson: another good angel -- Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King: the future queen of Durham -- Ruth P. King obituary -- 'Carrie' -- "'Campus' columnist publishes novel" by Burton Hatlen -- Stephen King: American gothic -- 'Salem's lot' -- On 'Salem's lot' as the great American novel -- Stephen King and Frank Darabont on limited edition books -- 'The shining' -- The Stanley Hotel shines on -- 'Night shift' -- Keep on Trucking: maximum overdrive -- 'The stand' -- Taking a stand against Doubleday -- Cemetery dance's deluxe special editions of the Doubleday Books -- The early Bachman Books: 'Rage' (1977), 'The long walk' (1979), 'Roadwork' (1981), 'The running man' (1982) -- pt. 4: "The Bestsellasaurus Rex" stomps over to New American Library -- Turning the page: King goes to New American Library -- 'The dead zone' -- The Kings' Maine haunt in Bangor -- Terry Steel on the King's fence -- "Bats and Spiders" -- 'Firestarter' -- 'Dark forces': "The Mist" -- Frank Darabont on "The mist" -- An interview conducted by Hans-Ake Lilja -- 'Cujo' -- Coming clean: King's addiction -- 'Danse macabre' -- Stephen King's 'Creepshow' -- Drawn to darkness: Bernie Wrightson, an artist inspired by Stephen King -- Stephen King: a chautaqua in Pasadena, California -- 'Different seasons' -- The road to the Dark Tower: Roland's quest -- Michael Whelan: illustrating the Dark Tower -- 'Christine' -- The King's and Queen's cars -- Rock and roll haven: Stephen King's station, WKIT 100.3 FM -- 'Pet sematary' -- 'Thinner' -- 'The talisman' -- Anthologist Peter Straub -- Douglas E. Winter's 'Stephen King: the art of darkness' -- 'The eyes of the dragon' -- Illustrator Kenny Ray Linkous -- 'Castle rock': "All the news that's fit to print" -- 'Cycle of the werewolf' -- Bernie Wrightson and 'Cycle of the werewolf' -- 'Skeleton crew' -- J. K. Potter: illustrating the limited edition of 'Skeleton crew' -- Off the beaten path: Stephen King's office -- Marsha DeFelippo: an interview by Hans-Ake Lilja -- Fan mail -- 'It' -- "Stephen King, the master of pop dread" -- Michael Collings on Stephen King as storyteller -- SK tours of Maine: Stephen King's Maine haunts -- 'Misery' -- "Happiness is a warm gun" -- Making whoopee: Stephen King's "Gift of gotta" -- Harry, Carrie, and Garp: Stephen King at the press conference -- Where do you get your ideas? -- 'The Tommyknockers' -- Stephen King on "The Tommyknockers' -- Bag of nerves: meeting with Stephen King -- 'The dark half' -- 'The stand: the complete and uncut edition' -- Stephen King draws on Bernie Wrightson to illustrate 'The stand' -- "I nearly jumped out of my skin" -- A dark treasure: the limited edition of 'The stand' -- Michael Collings on 'Four past midnight' -- Rock bottom remainders -- Quotes by and about the rock bottom remainders -- 'Needful things' -- 'Gerald's game' -- Philtrum Press -- 'Nightmares and dreamscapes' -- 'Dolores Claiborne' -- Michael Collings on 'Insomnia' -- 'Rose Madder' -- Clive Barker: demon fabulist -- Clive Barker on Stephen King -- 'Desperation' and 'The regulators' -- A bulleted book -- 'The green mile' -- pt.5: Scribner: building bridges -- The winter of King's discontent -- Michael Collings on 'Bag of bones' -- 'Storm of the century': an original screenplay -- On 'Storm of the century' -- 'The girl who loved Tom Gordon' -- The day that changed King's life: the accident - June 19, 1999 -- "The bonus round" and gallows humor -- 'Hearts in Atlantis' -- Coda: "Squad D" -- 'On writing: a memoir of the craft' and 'Secret windows: essays and fiction on the craft of writing' -- 'Dreamcatcher' -- 'Black house', with Peter Straub -- The ultimate Stephen King horror story: retirement? -- The Onion's take -- 'From a Buick 8' -- Stephen King receives the National Book Award -- Take Stephen King. Seriously -- 'Everything's eventual' -- 'Faithful' -- "Not in my lifetime. Not in yours, either" -- Stewart O'Nan: an interview by Hans-Ake Lilja -- 'The Colorado kid' -- How to speak lie a "Mainah" -- A Mainer on actors' Maine accents by Dave Lowell -- 'Cell' -- 'Lisey's story' -- 'Blaze' -- The Haven Foundation: a place for freelance artists -- 'Duma key' -- The King's main home in Florida -- Touring "Duma Key" -- 'Just after sunset' -- The story behind "the cat from hell" -- 'Under the dome' -- The TV adaptation of 'Under the dome' -- 'Blockade Billy' -- The skeleton crew at cemetery dance -- 'Full dark, no stars' -- '11/22/63' -- "Q&A: Russell Dorr, Stephen King's researcher" interviewed by Stephanie Klose -- 'The dark man' -- Glenn Chadbourne: an interview by George Beahm -- 'Joyland' -- 'Doctor sleep' -- Oscar the cat -- 'Mr. Mercedes' -- World fantasy and world horror conventions -- 'Revival' -- Stephen King's 'Revival' book tour -- Stephen King on death -- Are you there, God? It's me, Stevie -- "I hear time's winged chariot drawing near" -- Finders Keepers -- 'The bazaar of bad dreams' -- pt. 6: Movies: screamplays -- Stephen: a box office king -- Ten notable films in chronological order -- Unearthed and untold: the path to 'Pet sematary' -- Frank Darabont: an interview by Hans-Ake Lilja -- The real thing: Drew Struzan: a profile by George Beahm -- pt. 7: The critics' corner -- Stephen Spignesi: an interview by George Beahm -- Stephen King and the critics: a personal perspective by Michael Collings -- Steve's take: an interview with Stephen King by Tony Magistrale -- The King and I: further adventures with Stephen King by Sanford Phippen -- pt. 8: Stephen King in cyberspace -- Top web sites for King fans -- Glass Onion Graphics: Michael Whelan's Dark Tower prints -- Lilja's library: an interview with Hans-Ake Lilja by George Beahm -- An interview with David A. Williamson of Betts Books by George Beahm -- Making the grade: assessing book condition -- 'A chronology of Stephen King's life: personal and professional, 1947-2015 -- Acknowledgments -- About the writers -- About the artists and photographers -- Further copyright information -- Michael Whelan's color portfolio
Control code
ocn898419047
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxxii, 588 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250081315
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)898419047

Library Locations

    • CLEVELAND/Main LibraryBorrow it
      325 Superior Ave., N.E., Cleveland, OH, 44114, US
      41.501174 -81.6917749
Processing Feedback ...