The Basis For Shawshank Redemption and Stand By Me
By Stephen King
First printing of the first appearances of the novellas that would become two major films in the King canon, warmly inscribed by him a month before publication.
Fine in like jacket.
"Two of the most talked-about film adaptations of Stephen King's work came from the same collection of novellas and don't rely on classic horror or supernatural elements of storytelling." – Rob Reiner, director of STAND BY ME
This collection contains four novellas, all published here for the first time: "Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption" (adapted in 1994 to THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION); "Apt Pupil" (also adapted into a 1998 film of the same name); "The Body" (adapted into the 1986 film STAND BY ME); and "The Breathing Method." This copy is inscribed by the author on July 25th with the comment, "Hope you like these odd stories." A fine copy, with a most desirable inscription.
Read more: Maura Grady, Tony Magistrate, The Shawshank Experience: Tracking the History of the World's Favorite Movie.
New York: Viking Press, (1982). 9.25'' x 6''. Original blue cloth spine, blue paper boards, gilt-lettered spine and front board with additional lettering in light blue on spine. Original unclipped color pictorial dust jacket, photographic portrait of King with his child on rear panel. Individual title pages for each novella. Afterword by King. , 527,  pages. Inscribed and dated in blue ink by King on front free endpaper.
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