The Stand by Stephen King
|Publication date:||12th May 2011|
|Publisher:||Hodder & Stoughton Ltd an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division|
|Primary Genre||Dystopian Fiction|
'His work plumbs with unnerving accuracy, the hopes and fears of an entire nation'
'As a storyteller, he is up there in the Dickens class.'
'A writer of excellence ... King is one of the most fertile storytellers of the modern novel'
The Sunday Times
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 40 books ...More About Stephen King