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From Hope Springs Eternal
RITA HAYWORTH AND SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION:
There's a guy like me in every state and federal prison in America, I guess - I'm the guy who can get it for you.

Notes :
Rita Hayworth...
- was filmed as The Shawshank Redemption (1994), directed by Frank Darabont.

It is sometimes incorrectly referred to as Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption.

Apt Pupil
- the story was adapted for the screenplay of a 1998 film of the same name, directed by Bryan Singer and starring Ian McKellen and Brad Renfro.


The Body
- the narrative of The Body is somewhat complicated in comparison with King's prior works. It is told in first person by the novelist Gordon Lachance.

Places :
Apt Pupil
- suburban Los Angeles

The Body
- Castle Rock, Maine

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DESCRIPTION
  • Written : January 4th, 1982 in Bangor, Maine.
  • Different Seasons consists of 4 short stories...

  • Three movies, The Shawshank Redemption (based on Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption), Apt Pupil, and Stand By Me (based on The Body), were made based on the stories from this book...
  • Synopsis :
    Different Seasons is a collection of four novellas, markedly different in tone and subject, each on the theme of a journey.


  • REVIEW
    Different Seasons is a collection of four novellas, markedly different in tone and subject, each on the theme of a journey. The first is a rich, satisfying, nonhorrific tale about an innocent man who carefully nurtures hope and devises a wily scheme to escape from prison. The second concerns a boy who discards his innocence by enticing an old man to travel with him into a reawakening of long-buried evil. In the third story, a writer looks back on the trek he took with three friends on the brink of adolescence to find another boy's corpse. The trip becomes a character-rich rite of passage from youth to maturity.

    These first three novellas have been made into well-received movies: "Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption" into Frank Darabont's 1994 The Shawshank Redemption (available as a screenplay, a DVD film, and an audiocassette), "Apt Pupil" into Bryan Singer's 1998 film Apt Pupil (also released in 1998 on audiocassette), and "The Body" into Rob Reiner's Stand by Me (1986).

    The final novella, "The Breathing Method," is a horror yarn told by a doctor, about a patient whose indomitable spirit keeps her baby alive under extraordinary circumstances. It's the tightest, most polished tale in the collection.


    EDITIONS
    Stephen King Book Covers FIRST EDITION

    Viking 1982.

    "First published in 1982 by the Viking Press" on copyright page.

    Dust Jacket price: $19.95

    MY EDITION

    Futura Books.

    Paperback.
    560 pages.
    ISBN 0 7088 2360 2.
    "First Futura edition 1983" on copyright page.
    "Reprinted 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989"
    on copyright page.

    Copyright © Stephen King, 1982.


    DEDICATION


    Hope Springs Eternal
    RITA HAYWORTH AND SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION:
    For Russ and Florence Dorr

    Summer of Corruption
    APT PUPIL:
    For Elaine Koster and Herbert Schnall

    Fall From Innocence
    THE BODY:
    For George McLeod

    A Winter's Tale
    THE BREATHING METHOD:
    For Peter and Susan Straub

    BOOK BREAKDOWN


    Hope Springs Eternal
    RITA HAYWORTH AND SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION

    Summer of Corruption
    APT PUPIL

    Fall From Innocence
    THE BODY

    A Winter's Tale
    THE BREATHING METHOD

    AFTERWORD

    BACK COVER


    DIFFERENT SEASONS

    Four new stories by the grand master of
    the supernatural, stories with an
    interlacing of horror that capture the
    ever-growing dark cornersof our century.


    RITA HAYWORTH AND SHAWSHANK
    REDEMPTION:
    a compulsive and bizarre
    story of unjust imprisonment and escape.


    APT PUPIL: a golden shoolboy and an
    old man with a hideous past join in a
    dreadful union.


    THE BODY: four young boys journey into
    the woods and find life, death and the end
    of innocence.


    THE BREATHING METHOD: a macabre
    story told in a strange club of a woman
    determinded to give birth - no matter
    what.


    ALSO KNOWN AS


    Rita Hayworth i Shawshank fængslet & Mønstereleven (Denmark)
    Jahreszeiten (Germany)
    A remény rabjai (Hungary)
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