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Dolores Claiborne

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Audio read by  Frances Sternhagen
Country  United States
Publisher  Viking
Originally published  November 1992
Genre  Psychological thriller
Adaptations  Dolores Claiborne (1995)
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Cover artist  Rob Wood
Language  English
Publication date  November 1992
Author  Stephen King
Page count  305
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Awards  Tokyo International Film Festival Best Supporting Actress
Similar  Stephen King books, Horror books

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Dolores Claiborne is a 1992 psychological thriller novel by Stephen King. The novel is narrated by the title character. Atypically for a King novel, it has no chapters, double-spacing between paragraphs, or other section breaks; thus the text is a single continuous narrative which reads like the transcription of a spoken monologue. It was the best-selling novel of 1992 in the United States.

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The book is dedicated to King's mother: "For my mother, Ruth Pillsbury King."

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Plot summary

While being interrogated, Dolores Claiborne wants to make clear to the police that she did not kill her wealthy employer, an elderly woman named Vera Donovan whom she has looked after for years. She does, however, confess to orchestrating the death of her husband, Joe St. George, almost 30 years before, after finding out that he sexually molested their fourteen-year-old daughter, Selena. Dolores's "confession" develops into the story of her life, her troubled marriage, and her relationship with her employer.

Style

Unlike many other works by King, there is little focus on the supernatural; the only such events in the book are two telepathic visions, which, along with the solar eclipse backdrop, form a link to King's novel Gerald's Game.

Adaptations

The novel was adapted into a 1995 film directed by Taylor Hackford. It starred Kathy Bates as Dolores, with Jennifer Jason Leigh as her daughter Selena, and Judy Parfitt as Vera Donovan.

Dolores Claiborne, the operatic adaptation of the novel composed by Tobias Picker to a libretto by J.D. McClatchy, premiered on 18 September 2013 at San Francisco Opera with Patricia Racette in the title role.

References

Dolores Claiborne Wikipedia


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