In the “City of Roses” also known as Portland, Maine Stephen King was born on September 21, 1947. Donnie and Nellie King, his parents separated when he was a child. He and his brother spent half their time in Connecticut and Indiana. King returned to Maine with his mother and brother. Where he graduated from Lisbon High School in 1966. King remained nearby his home for college, attending the University of Maine at Orono. He participated in writing for the schools newspaper and student council. While, in school King published his first short story, appearing in Starling Mystery Stories. In 1970, he graduated with a degree in english. He had trouble finding a position as a teacher but, in late 1971 he began working as an english educator at Hampden Academy.
The Shining is a supernatural fright novel written by Stephen King, it was first published in 1977. The book mainly occurs in the “Overlook Hotel”, an remotely cursed resort residing in the Colorado Rockies. The antiquity of the hotel is narrated by many characters, including the deaths of some of it’s guests and the past winter caretaker Delbert Grady. Who contracted cabin fever, driving him to kill. “The plot centers on Jack Torrance, his wife Wendy, and their five-year-old son Danny, who move into the hotel after Jack accepts the position as the…show more content… The story fixates on Jack Torrance, a battling essayist and recouping alcoholic with a background marked by savagery. Jack gets a vocation as winter guardian of the Overlook Hotel in the Colorado mountains, trusting that this will enable him to complete the play he is composing. The administrator enlightens Jack concerning a previous guardian who went crazy, killed his family, and conferred suicide. Afterward, in the story Jack's child, Danny has mystic dreams of a ridiculous hand, a threatening figure swinging a