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The Shining (the novel)

Jack Torrence, former teacher and struggling writer accepts a job as a summer resort caretaker who is prepared to remain there snowbound over the winter with only his wife and telepathic son. Torrence slowly loses his mind as the hotel takes on life of its own, directing him for its own horrifying purposes. The Shining was first published in 1977 and was author Stephen King’s third novel.

LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms

  • King, Stephen
  • Horror films

Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves

  • PS3561 .I483

Circulating Books – A Selected List

  • King, Stephen. The Shining. 1977.

                       Call Number: PZ4 .K5227 Sh

  • Bloom, Harold (ed.). Stephen King. 1998.

                        Call Number: PS3561 .I483 Z878 2002

  • Badley, Linda. Writing Horror and the Body: the Fiction of Stephen King, Clive Barker and Anne Rice. 1996.

                        Call Number: PS374 .H67 B33 1996

  • Spignesi, Stephen J. The Essential Stephen King: a Ranking of the Greatest Novels, Short Stories, Movies and other Creations of the World’s Most Popular Writer. 2001.

                         Call Number: PS3561 .I483 Z475 2001

  • Davis, Jonathan P. Stephen King's America. 1994.

                         Call Number: PS3561 .I483 Z6295 1994

  • Clemens, Valdine. The Return of the Repressed: Gothic Horror from The Castle of Oranto to Alien. 1999.

                        Call Number: PR830 .T3 C59 1999

  • Winter, Douglas E. Stephen King, the art of darkness. 1984.

                          Call Number: PS3561.I483 Z95 1984

Reference Materials

  • Contemporary Literary CriticismCall Number: REF PN77 .C59

o   Vol. 12, pg. 309-11

o   Vol. 26, pg. 234, 237, 239-42

o   Vol. 37, pg. 198-99, 201, 203, 205, 207-08

o   Vol. 61, pg. 319, 321, 323, 328, 331, 335

o   Vol. 113, pg. 335-36, 344, 347, 351, 353, 355, 362, 369, 378-79, 381-82, 388, 391-92

o   Vol. 228, pg. 163-274

  • Magill’s Survey of American LiteratureCall Number: REF PS21 .M34 2007

o   Vol. 3, pg. 1352-53

  • Masterplots II. American Fiction SeriesCall Number: REF PS373 .M37 2000

o   Vol. 5, pg. 2226-29

  • Critical Survey of Long Fiction (Second Revised Edition) – Call Number: REF PN3321 .C75 2000

o        Vol. 4, pg. 1789

  • Magill’s Guide to Science Fiction and Fantasy LiteratureCall Number: REF PN3433.8 .S36 M24 1996

o   Vol. 3, pg. 826-27.

  • Encyclopedia of Novels into FilmCall Number: REF PN1997.85 .T54 2005

o   Pg. 407-08.

Research Databases

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  • Academic Search Complete
  • Literature Resources from Gale
  • OmniFile Full Text Mega

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