Stephen King Books In Order

Publication Order of Shining Books

The Shining (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Doctor Sleep (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dark Tower Books

The Gunslinger (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Drawing of the Three (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Waste Lands (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wizard and Glass (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wolves of the Calla (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Song of Susannah (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dark Tower (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wind Through the Keyhole (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Talisman Books

The Talisman (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black House (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Green Mile Books

The Two Dead Girls (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mouse on the Mile (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Coffey's Hands (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bad Death of Eduard Delacroix (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night Journey (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Coffey on the Mile (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Bill Hodges Trilogy Books

Mr. Mercedes (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Finders Keepers (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
End of Watch (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Carrie (1974) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
'Salem's Lot (1975) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rage (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Stand (1978) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Long Walk (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dead Zone (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Firestarter (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Roadwork (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cujo (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Running Man (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christine (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pet Sematary (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thinner (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
It (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Eyes of the Dragon (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Misery (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tommyknockers (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dark Half (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Needful Things (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gerald's Game (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dolores Claiborne (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Insomnia (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rose Madder (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Green Mile (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Desperation (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Regulators (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bag of Bones (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dreamcatcher (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
From a Buick 8 (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Colorado Kid (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cell (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lisey's Story (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blaze (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Duma Key (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Under the Dome (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
11/22/63 (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Joyland (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Revival (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sleeping Beauties (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Outsider (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Elevation (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Institute (2019) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cycle of the Werewolf (2019) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories

The Breathing Method (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Silver Bullet (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Pretty Pony (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Langoliers (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Library Policeman (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secret Window, Secret Garden (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Four Past Midnight: The Sun Dog (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sorry, Right Number (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Body (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Umney's Last Case (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Shawshank Redemption (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Apt Pupil (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Riding the Bullet (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blockade Billy (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ur (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mile 81 (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Throttle (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Face in the Crowd (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In the Tall Grass (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Big Driver (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Good Marriage (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gwendy's Button Box (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
1922 (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Night Shift (1978) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Different Seasons (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stephen King's Creepshow (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Skeleton Crew (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Four Past Midnight (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nightmares and Dreamscapes (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hearts in Atlantis (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secret Windows: Essays and Fiction on the Craft of Writing (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Everything's Eventual: 14 Dark Tales (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secretary of Dreams, Volume 1 (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Just After Sunset (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stephen King Goes to the Movies (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Road Rage (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Full Dark, No Stars (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secretary of Dreams, Volume 2 (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bazaar of Bad Dreams (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
If It Bleeds (2020) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Best American Short Stories 2007 (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Horror of the Year, Volume 4 (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Six Scary Stories (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flight or Fright (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Plays

Storm of the Century (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

The Talisman, Vol. 1: The Road of Trials (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
American Vampire, Vol. 1 (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Danse Macabre (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nightmares in the Sky (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mid-Life Confidential (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
On Writing (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Faithful (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Guns (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hard Listening: The Greatest Rock Band Ever (of Authors) Tells All (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hearts in Suspension (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Stephen King Biography:

Stephen King is a prolific American author who is known for his suspense and fantasy novels. King has written several novels since his first short story sale in 1967 that have become pop cultural signposts. Every Stephen King reader has a favorite tale or series, from Christine to Cujo. His works have sold more than 350 million copies. Many of these have been adapted into movies or series for television. He has written many books, including non-fiction and over 200 short stories. King also has an alias named Richard Bachman.

Stephen King was born September 21, 1947 in Portland, Maine. He has an older brother, David. His parents Donald and Nellie Ruth divorced when he was young. When he was eleven they moved from Indiana to Durham, Maine. King went to elementary school in Durham and graduated in 1966 from Lisbon Falls High School. He attended the University of Maine at Orono where he wrote for the school’s newspaper. He also was active in Student Senate and supported the anti-war movement at UMO. He graduated in 1970 with a Bachelor of the Arts in English. His daughter Naomi Rose was born the same year.

Following graduation, King failed a draft board examination for service and was not drafted to participate in the War. He married Tabitha King in 1971. He had met Tabitha when they were students in the library stacks where they both worked. King worked as an industrial laundry laborer as a result of not being able to find a teaching position right away. He sold several short stories to magazines and finally found a job teaching English at Hampden Academy in the fall of 1971. He continued to write in his spare time while teaching.

Stephen King’s first novel Carrie was accepted for publication in 1973 by Doubleday & Co. In between the Kings moved to southern Maine due to the poor health of Stephen’s mother. King wrote what would become Salem’s Lot while the family stayed at the summer cottage. His mother died the same year from cancer at the age of 59.

Carrie was published in the spring of 1974. The Kings moved to Colorado for what would ultimately be a year, during which time Stephen King wrote The Shining, which is set in the same state. Carrie was made in to a feature film starring Sissy Spacek as an outcast high school girl who discovers she has mental powers. It is being made into a 2013 revision starring Chloe Moretz. The Shining was made into a full-length movie in 1980 starring Jack Nicholson and directed by Stanley Kubrick. Jack Nicholson won an Oscar for Best Actor for the role.

The Kings bought a home in western Maine near the lakes and returned there to live for some time. During this period, King wrote The Stand, set in Colorado, and The Dead Zone. The Shining was published in 1977 and The Stand was published the next year.

After spending some time in England, the Kings returned to Maine and bought a house in Center Lovell. They then moved closer to Bangor for a position Stephen had been offered at the University of Maine Orono teaching Creative Writing. In 1979 they returned to Center Lovell, then bought a home in Bangor. King wrote a number of additional novels from 1977 to 1980 as well. He finished Rage, Night Shift, a collection of stories, The Long Walk, and Firestarter.

Cujo was published in 1981. The book would be made into a feature-length film the same year that gave hundreds of children nightmares about a terrifying, crazed rabid dog. King has little to no memory of writing it. It was during this time period that King’s family staged an intervention for his drug and alcohol addiction. Confronted with the numerous substances he abused, King quit all drugs and alcohol in the late 1980s. He debuted as a director with an adaptation of his short story “Trucks”, called “Maximum Overdrive”.

King published the first of his Dark Tower series in 1982. The novel was called The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger. It would be followed by six more books through the years and is King’s own stated magnum opus. The story spans two worlds that are strangely connected and may be in more ways than one. Roland is The Gunslinger, a courageous man of honor with a storied past. He is pursuing the mysterious Man In Black, and meets a child named Jake who hails from Manhattan. Part John Wayne, part archetype, the series is inspired by a number of things dear to King, including spaghetti western movies and Kurosawa’s “The Seven Samurai”.

The second story in the Dark Tower series is called The Drawing of the Three”. It was published in 1987. Roland is in a bind once again, waking up on a beach filled with hungry carnivorous lobsters. Three doors appear to him that are linked to different worlds. They take him to meet different people. These include a dangerous sociopath named Jack Mort, a woman with multiple personalities named Odetta, and Eddie Dean, who is desperately addicted to heroin. Roland must navigate his way through the various timelines and worlds on Earth while just maybe being able to act in them to save a life.

Multiple Stephen King novels have been adapted for television or made into movies over the years. Along the way, they’ve become pop culture icons. Christine, a movie about a car come to life, was made in 1983. The Dead Zone, starring Christopher Walken, also came out that year about a man developing the power to see the future after waking from a coma.
Children of the Corn debuted in 1984 and led to an impressive seven sequels. Firestarter also became a feature film starring Drew Barrymore in 1984 and later became a tv series. Stand By Me was made into a movie in 1986 and enjoyed wide critical success. King’s Running Man was made into a 1987 film starring Arnold Schwarznegger as a contestant in a dystopian television game show where the winners regain their freedom.

Other notable movies include Pet Sematary, a spooky thriller about dead pets come to life, and 1990’s Misery, which Kathy Bates won an Oscar for as the kidnapper of a famous author. Shawshank Redemption earned rave reviews and The Green Mile grossed over $135 million at the box office alone featuring Michael Clarke Douglas as a doomed inmate with special abilities.


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