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The author of the book: Stephen King
ISBN: 0670851086
ISBN 13: 9780670851089
Language: English
Edition: Viking Adult
Date of issue: September 29th 1993
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Ever read a story out loud to a friend -- knowing it's not the kind of story they'd read on their own?

I do that all the time (even snippets of novels to give them a taste). I read "Crouch End" out loud to one of my sisters, in a weird Scotts/English accent that I tend to use when reading Lovecraftian horror. She accused me of robbing her of sleep for a week. That's the sign of a good story.

I've read several of these out loud to friends and family and I love the way they react to the tone of the story -- whether it's "Dolan's Cadillac" and my brother-in-law's attitude goes from 'why bury a perfectly good car' to something more appropriate - to "The Moving Finger" and my cousin's refusal to use the bathroom unsupervised while visiting me -- I like to share these "little" gems with naysayers.

I've even been known NOT to let them know the name of the story or author because of their preconceptions.

Heck, ask me about reading Canturbury Tales to my foster-mom one semester in college :-)

re-read "Home Delivery" from Book of the Dead 1/20/2005 -- story was adapted into graphic-novel format with Glenn Chadbourne in Secretary of Dreams vol 1

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Ebook Nightmares and Dreamscapes read Online! Stephen Edwin King was born the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King. After his father left them when Stephen was two, he and his older brother, David, were raised by his mother. Parts of his childhood were spent in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where his father's family was at the time, and in Stratford, Connecticut. When Stephen was eleven, his mother brought her children back to Durham, Maine, for good. Her parents, Guy and Nellie Pillsbury, had become incapacitated with old age, and Ruth King was persuaded by her sisters to take over the physical care of them. Other family members provided a small house in Durham and financial support. After Stephen's grandparents passed away, Mrs. King found work in the kitchens of Pineland, a nearby residential facility for the mentally challenged.

Stephen attended the grammar school in Durham and Lisbon Falls High School, graduating in 1966. From his sophomore year at the University of Maine at Orono, he wrote a weekly column for the school newspaper, THE MAINE CAMPUS. He was also active in student politics, serving as a member of the Student Senate. He came to support the anti-war movement on the Orono campus, arriving at his stance from a conservative view that the war in Vietnam was unconstitutional. He graduated in 1970, with a B.A. in English and qualified to teach on the high school level. A draft board examination immediately post-graduation found him 4-F on grounds of high blood pressure, limited vision, flat feet, and punctured eardrums.

He met Tabitha Spruce in the stacks of the Fogler Library at the University, where they both worked as students; they married in January of 1971. As Stephen was unable to find placement as a teacher immediately, the Kings lived on his earnings as a laborer at an industrial laundry, and her student loan and savings, with an occasional boost from a short story sale to men's magazines.

Stephen made his first professional short story sale ("The Glass Floor") to Startling Mystery Stories in 1967. Throughout the early years of his marriage, he continued to sell stories to men's magazines. Many were gathered into the Night Shift collection or appeared in other anthologies.

In the fall of 1971, Stephen began teaching English 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.

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