Needful Things

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501143786

Category: Fiction

Page: 960

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Now available for the first time in a mass-market premium paperback edition—master storyteller Stephen King presents the classic #1 New York Times bestseller about a mysterious store than can sell you whatever you desire—but not without exacting a terrible price in return. “There are two prices for this. Half…and half. One half is cash. The other is a deed. Do you understand?” The town of Castle Rock, Maine has seen its fair share of oddities over the years, but nothing is a peculiar as the little curio shop that’s just opened for business. Its mysterious proprietor, Leland Gaunt, seems to have something for everyone out on display at Needful Things…interesting items that run the gamut from worthless to priceless. Nothing has a price tag in this place, but everything is certainly for sale. The heart’s desire for any resident of Castle Rock can easily be found among the curiosities…in exchange for a little money and—at the specific request of Leland Gaunt—a whole lot of menace against their fellow neighbors. Everyone in town seems willing to make a deal at Needful Things, but the devil is in the details. And no one takes heed of the little sign handing on the wall: Caveat emptor. In other words, let the buyer beware…
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Medieval Crime and Social Control

Author: Barbara Hanawalt,David Wallace

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816631698

Category: Social Science

Page: 259

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Crime is a matter of interpretation, and never was this truer than in he Middle Ages, when societies faced with new ideas and pressures were continually forced to rethink what a crime was -- and what was a crime. This collection undertakes a thorough exploration of shifting definitions of crime and changing attitudes toward social control in medieval Europe. These essays reveal how various forces in medieval society interacted and competed in interpreting and influencing mechanisms for social control. Drawing on a wide range of historical and literary sources -- legal treatises, court cases, statutes, poems, romances, and comic tales -- the contributors consider topics including fear of crime, rape and violence against women, revenge and condemnations of crime, learned dispute about crime and social control, and legal and political struggles over hunting rights.
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The Linguistics of Stephen King

Layered Language and Meaning in the Fiction

Author: James Arthur Anderson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476629528

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 252

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Stephen King, “America’s Favorite Boogeyman,” has sold over 350 million copies of his books, becoming in effect the face of horror fiction. His influence on popular culture has drawn both strong praise and harsh criticism from reviewers and scholars alike. While his popularity cannot be overstated, his work has received relatively little critical attention from the academic world. Examining King’s fiction using modern literary theory, this study reveals the unexpected complexity of 22 short stories and novels, from Carrie to End of Watch. The author finds King using fantasy and horror to expose truths about reality and the human condition.
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The Films of Stephen King

From Carrie to Secret Window

Author: T. Magistrale

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230610587

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 248

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The Films of Stephen King is the first collection of essays assembled on the cinematic adaptations of Stephen King. The individual chapters, written by cinema, television, and cultural studies scholars, examine the most important films from the King canon, from Carrie to The Shining to The Shawshank Redemption.
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General Messages (1)

Author: Watchman Nee

Publisher: Living Stream Ministry

ISBN: 0736358277

Category: Religion

Page: 255

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Watchman Nee's writings have become well known for their deep spiritual insight among Christians in many nations for many years. Through these volumes a full understanding of his balanced and proper view concerning the Bible and the spiritual life can be accurately appreciated. This new compilation and retranslation of Watchman Nee's writings present the reader a fresh and unedited version of his ministry and promises to shed new light on the reader's understanding of Watchman Nee's ministry.
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The Christian's Legacy

With an Appendix ; Containing a Compendium of the Holy Bible and an Index of the Proper Names in the Old and New Testaments, with Their English Pronunciation

Author: William Jackson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bible

Page: 420

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Icons of Horror and the Supernatural

An Encyclopedia of Our Worst Nightmares

Author: S. T. Joshi

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313337826

Category: Horror films

Page: 796

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Offers entries on 24 of the significant archetypes of horror and the supernatural, from the classical epics of Homer to the novels of Stephen King.
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Fragrant Heart

A Tale of Love, Life and Food in South-East Asia

Author: Miranda Emmerson

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN: 1783720522

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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"We buy food we can point to. We stalk the streets until rush hour and wait for the little hatches to open in the sides of restaurants. From the steamy openings, cooks in overalls sell jiaozi (dumplings) and bowls of thick, sticky, white congee – an unholy cross between soup and porridge. Baozi, steamed white buns, are light as air. I buy them filled with water spinach and nettle – delicious dipped in sharp, black Chinese vinegar." In 2008, Miranda and her partner set off for one last big adventure before settling down. They chose to travel through South-East Asia. All did not go to plan: Asian flu, falling off boats and the general chaos of a life abroad challenged them at every step, and yet, in the midst of it all, they fell in love with the culture and culinary delights of China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Malaysia.
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