The Green Mile The Complete Serial Novel (Paperback)
|Author: Stephen King|
|An extraordinary tale set on Death Row in a Southern prison in 1935, The Green Mile is the remarkable story of the cell block’s head guard, who develops a poignant, unusual relationship with one inmate who possesses a magical gift that is both mysterious and miraculous. The prison scenes were shot on location in Nashville, Tennessee at an abandoned state prison.
Award-winning filmmaker Frank Darabont returns to the director’s chair for the first time in five years to bring his second King adaptation to the motion picture screen. Darabont wrote and directed Castle Rock's acclaimed 1994 prison drama The Shawshank Redemption which garnered seven Academy Award® nominations, including one for Best Picture.
Two-time Academy Award®-winner Tom Hanks (Forrest Gump, Philadelphia, Saving Private Ryan) stars as Paul Edgecomb, the prison guard who relates, in flashback, a mystical account about his tour-of-duty at Cold Mountain Penitentiary and his watch over a quartet of convicted killers awaiting execution in the electric chair.
Repackaged to tie in with Castlerock's major motion picture release of the season, starring Tom Hanks. At Cold Mountain Penitentiary, prison guard Paul Edgecombe has seen the good, the evil, the innocent, and the guilty. But he's never seen anything like new prisoner John Coffey.
In a chilling novel by the author of Carrie and The Stand, a new prisoner at Cold Mountain Penitentiary presents an unusual dilemma for jaded prison guard Paul Edgecombe. Reprint.
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In a chilling novel by the author of
When it first appeared, one volume per month, Stephen King's The Green Mile was an unprecedented publishing triumph: all six volumes ended up on the New York Times bestseller list -- simultaneously -- and delighted millions of fans the world over.
Welcome to Cold Mountain Penitentiary, home to the Depression-worn men of E Block. Convicted killers all, each awaits his turn to walk the Green Mile, keeping a date with "Old Sparky," Cold Mountain's electric chair. Prison guard Paul Edgecombe has seen his share of oddities in his years working the Mile. But he's never seen anyone like John Coffey, a man with the body of a giant and the mind of a child, condemned for a crime terrifying in its violence and shocking in its depravity. In this place of ultimate retribution, Edgecombe is about to discover the terrible, wondrous truth about Coffey, a truth that will challenge his most cherished beliefs...and yours.