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Different Seasons  
First edition cover
Author Stephen King
Country United States
Language English
Publisher Viking
Publication date August 27, 1982
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Pages 527
ISBN 0670272663
Preceded by Night Shift
Followed by Skeleton Crew

Different Seasons (1982) is a collection of four Stephen King novellas with a more serious bent than the horror fiction for which King is famous:

Name Subtitle Movie
Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption Hope Springs Eternal The Shawshank Redemption
Apt Pupil Summer of Corruption Apt Pupil
The Body Fall From Innocence Stand by Me
The Breathing Method A Winter's Tale N/A


At the ending of the book, there is also a brief afterword, which King wrote on January 4, 1982. In it, he explains when he wrote the four novellas, as well as how his agents expressed concern he would be "written off" as someone who only wrote horror.

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