Dolores Claiborne (Paperback)

Author: King, Stephen

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When Dolores Claibornes elderly employer dies in a tragic accident, the compliant and agreeable woman becomes a suspect due to a past incident--the mysterious death of her husband during the total eclipse. Reissue. *Author: King, Stephen *Publication Date: 1996/05/01 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 4.25 *Height: 7.00


Publisher Penguin Group USA
Mfg Part# 9780451177094
SKU 30071461
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0451177096
Release Date 5/1/1996
Dimensions (in Inches) 7H x 4.25L x 1T
Author Info
Stephen King
Born in 1947, Stephen King has become a household name all over the world. His mother raised him and his brother after their father deserted the family in 1950. In high school, King began to write short stories, his first published work appearing in 1968. He attended the University of Maine, graduating with a B.S. in 1970. Up until his first novel appeared, King had worked in an industrial laundry, as a janitor, as well as an English teacher. CARRIE, his debut, was met by a largely indifferent public in 1974. It wasn't until two years later, after King's second novel 'SALEM'S LOT and the filmed version of CARRIE, that King became a major player in the horror field. THE SHINING, his 1977 haunted hotel novel, began a litany of bestsellers, including THE STAND, THE DEAD ZONE, PET SEMETARY, DOLORES CLAIBORNE, and many others. King's work is regarded as instrumental in bringing about a resurgence of interest in horror fiction in the 1970s and '80s. An extremely high percentage of King's voluminous literary output has been filmed, with varying degrees of success, but all serving to carry the name of Stephen King far and wide. He has written nonfiction, given lectures, acted in films, and continues to produce huge novels nearly every year, all of which become instant bestsellers. As an bizarre sidenote, during the summer of 1999 while walking along a back road in Maine, King was struck and seriously injured by a minivan whose driver apparently lost control of the vehicle while being distracted by his dog--thus creating exactly the kind of news item that might have inspired several of King's own novels.
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Editors Note Folks on Little Tall Island have been waiting 30 years to find out what happened the day Dolores Claiborne's husband Joe died--but the police want to know what happened yesterday, when Dolores's long-time employer died suddenly in her care. Features a brand-new foreword by the author.
Annotation Did Dolores Claiborne murder her abusive husband on July 20, 1963, the day of a solar eclipse in Maine? Did she push her elderly, ailing employer on a fatal trip down the staircase over 30 years later? As her daughter lies in bed, her mother's voice tells the story of the events that shaped her life.
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Book Format Pocketbook
Number of Pages 0384
Publisher Signet Book

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