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Set in the 1930s at the Cold Mountain Penitentiary's death-row facility, The Green Mile is the riveting and tragic story of John Coffey, a giant, preternaturally gentle inmate condemned to death for the rape and murder of twin nine-year-old girls. It is a story narrated years later by Paul Edgecomb, the ward superintendent compelled to help every prisoner spend his last days peacefully and every man walk the green mile to execution with his humanity intact.

Edgecomb has sent seventy-eight inmates to their date with "old sparky," but he's never encountered one like Coffey — a man who wants to die, yet has the power to heal. And in this place of ultimate retribution, Edgecomb discovers the terrible truth about Coffey's gift, a truth that challenges his most cherished beliefs — and ours.

Originally published in 1996 in six self-contained monthly installments, The Green Mile is an astonishingly rich and complex novel that delivers over and over again. Each individual volume became a huge success when first published, and all six were on the New York Times bestseller list simultaneously. Three years later, when Frank Darabont made The Green Mile into an award-winning movie starring Tom Hanks and Michael Clarke Duncan, the book returned to the bestseller list — and stayed there for months.

And now — with a new introduction by King's foreign agent Ralph Vicinanza, as well as the author's own foreword — we have the first hardcover edition of this magnificent novel in which "King surpasses our expectations, leaves us spellbound and hungry for the next twist of plot" (The Boston Globe).

With illustrations and a new frontispiece for this edition by Mark Geyer.

Synopsis:

The #1 andlt;iandgt;New York Timesandlt;/iandgt; bestselling dramatic serial novel and inspiration for the Oscar-nominated film of the same name starring Tom Hanks, the and#8220;literary eventand#8221; (andlt;I andgt;Entertainment Weeklyandlt;/Iandgt;) of andlt;iandgt;The Green Mileandlt;/iandgt; is now available in its entirety.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;When andlt;iandgt;The Green Mileandlt;/iandgt; first appeared, serialized as one volume per month, Stephen Kingand#8217;s andlt;Iandgt;The Green Mileandlt;/Iandgt; was an unprecedented publishing triumph: all six volumes ended up on the andlt;Iandgt;New York Timesandlt;/Iandgt; bestseller listand#8212;simultaneouslyand#8212;and delighted millions of fans the world over. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Welcome to Cold Mountain Penitentiary, home to the Depression-worn men of E Block. Convicted killers all, each awaits his turn to walk the Green Mile, keeping a date with and#8220;Old Sparky,and#8221; Cold Mountainand#8217;s electric chair. Prison guard Paul Edgecombe has seen his share of oddities in his years working the Mile. But heand#8217;s never seen anyone like John Coffey, a man with the body of a giant and the mind of a child, condemned for a crime terrifying in its violence and shocking in its depravity. In this place of ultimate retribution, Edgecombe is about to discover the terrible, wondrous truth about Coffey, a truth that will challenge his most cherished beliefs...and yours.

Synopsis:

Set in the 1930s at the Cold Mountain Penitentiary's death-row facility, The Green Mile is the riveting and tragic story of John Coffey, a giant, preternaturally gentle inmate condemned to death for the rape and murder of twin nine-year-old girls. It is a story narrated years later by Paul Edgecomb, the ward superintendent compelled to help every prisoner spend his last days peacefully and every man walk the green mile to execution with his humanity intact.

Edgecomb has sent seventy-eight inmates to their date with "old sparky," but he's never encountered one like Coffey — a man who wants to die, yet has the power to heal. And in this place of ultimate retribution, Edgecomb discovers the terrible truth about Coffey's gift, a truth that challenges his most cherished beliefs — and ours.

Originally published in 1996 in six self-contained monthly installments, The Green Mile is an astonishingly rich and complex novel that delivers over and over again. Each individual volume became a huge success when first published, and all six were on the New York Times bestseller list simultaneously. Three years later, when Frank Darabont made The Green Mile into an award-winning movie starring Tom Hanks and Michael Clarke Duncan, the book returned to the bestseller list — and stayed there for months.

And now — with a new introduction by King's foreign agent Ralph Vicinanza, as well as the author's own foreword — we have the first hardcover edition of this magnificent novel in which "King surpasses our expectations, leaves us spellbound and hungry for the next twist of plot" (The Boston Globe).

With illustrations and a new frontispiece for this edition by Mark Geyer.

About the Author

Stephen King is the author of more than thirty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. Among his most recent are On Writing, Hearts in Atlantis, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, and Bag of Bones. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.

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christopher Hanna, April 24, 2007 (view all comments by christopher Hanna)
The Green Mile by Stephen King is a masterpiece of horror. From start to finish, this book will drag further and further in until its too later to escape The Green Mile’s secret. The story takes place on the death row of Cold Mountain Prison during the Great Depression. The green mile itself refers to the last mile you walk before being executed. The Green mile is told by Paul Edgecombe in the past tense. Paul, who used to be a prison guard at Cold Mountain, tells a story that has haunted his dreams. The story is about one certain inmate, John Coffey. From the very beginning, there is something different about john. Supposedly, John Coffey had been found guilty of raping and killing two small girls, however, Paul doesn’t think John is the type. All Coffey says in his defense is, “I couldn’t help it.” Another inmate is on the mile well Coffey is. His name is Delacroix, and he has a pet mouse, Mr. Jingles. Unfortunately, Mr. Jingles is smashed, “there was an audible snap as Mr. Jingles back broke, blood gushed from his mouth, and his black eyes bulged in their sockets.” However, Coffey soon turns Delacroix’s grief into joy. This act of kindness makes Paul question whether Coffey is guilty or not. This leads up to the climax of The Green Mile. This book is not just about Coffey’s mystery however; it is also about the horrible executions of prisoners. On one of the accounts Paul, he recounts how one execution went horribly wrong. Upon touching the prisoner’s body to check if he was dead, Paul “had to gag back vomit as a large, hot section, of his (the electrocuted) skin simply slid off. Stephen King is trying to frighten everyone who reads this book, well showing us the real life of the prison. Once you read this book, it is painfully obvious King has nailed his goals with perfect precision. Although King writes with a low key and mystifying tone, his themes come through clear as day. One of these themes is that we could be executing amazing people without ever knowing what were throwing away. And the other is that bad people get theirs. The Green Mile is one of the best books I have ever read. I don’t recommend it for anyone under 11 due to some of its content, but for everyone else, if you can read, read The Green Mile.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780743210898
Author:
King, Stephen
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Prisons
Subject:
Horror
Subject:
Horror fiction
Subject:
Horror tales
Subject:
Death row inmates
Subject:
Serialized fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Horror - General
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Scribner ed.
Edition Description:
Scribner
Series Volume:
90-15
Publication Date:
October 2000
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
7 illustrations In
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in 24.605 oz

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"Synopsis" by , The #1 andlt;iandgt;New York Timesandlt;/iandgt; bestselling dramatic serial novel and inspiration for the Oscar-nominated film of the same name starring Tom Hanks, the and#8220;literary eventand#8221; (andlt;I andgt;Entertainment Weeklyandlt;/Iandgt;) of andlt;iandgt;The Green Mileandlt;/iandgt; is now available in its entirety.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;When andlt;iandgt;The Green Mileandlt;/iandgt; first appeared, serialized as one volume per month, Stephen Kingand#8217;s andlt;Iandgt;The Green Mileandlt;/Iandgt; was an unprecedented publishing triumph: all six volumes ended up on the andlt;Iandgt;New York Timesandlt;/Iandgt; bestseller listand#8212;simultaneouslyand#8212;and delighted millions of fans the world over. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Welcome to Cold Mountain Penitentiary, home to the Depression-worn men of E Block. Convicted killers all, each awaits his turn to walk the Green Mile, keeping a date with and#8220;Old Sparky,and#8221; Cold Mountainand#8217;s electric chair. Prison guard Paul Edgecombe has seen his share of oddities in his years working the Mile. But heand#8217;s never seen anyone like John Coffey, a man with the body of a giant and the mind of a child, condemned for a crime terrifying in its violence and shocking in its depravity. In this place of ultimate retribution, Edgecombe is about to discover the terrible, wondrous truth about Coffey, a truth that will challenge his most cherished beliefs...and yours.
"Synopsis" by , Set in the 1930s at the Cold Mountain Penitentiary's death-row facility, The Green Mile is the riveting and tragic story of John Coffey, a giant, preternaturally gentle inmate condemned to death for the rape and murder of twin nine-year-old girls. It is a story narrated years later by Paul Edgecomb, the ward superintendent compelled to help every prisoner spend his last days peacefully and every man walk the green mile to execution with his humanity intact.

Edgecomb has sent seventy-eight inmates to their date with "old sparky," but he's never encountered one like Coffey — a man who wants to die, yet has the power to heal. And in this place of ultimate retribution, Edgecomb discovers the terrible truth about Coffey's gift, a truth that challenges his most cherished beliefs — and ours.

Originally published in 1996 in six self-contained monthly installments, The Green Mile is an astonishingly rich and complex novel that delivers over and over again. Each individual volume became a huge success when first published, and all six were on the New York Times bestseller list simultaneously. Three years later, when Frank Darabont made The Green Mile into an award-winning movie starring Tom Hanks and Michael Clarke Duncan, the book returned to the bestseller list — and stayed there for months.

And now — with a new introduction by King's foreign agent Ralph Vicinanza, as well as the author's own foreword — we have the first hardcover edition of this magnificent novel in which "King surpasses our expectations, leaves us spellbound and hungry for the next twist of plot" (The Boston Globe).

With illustrations and a new frontispiece for this edition by Mark Geyer.

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