Stephen King's popularity lies in his ability to reinterpret the standard Gothic tale in new and exciting ways. Through his eyes, the conventional becomes unconventional and wonderful. King thus creates his own Gothic world and then interprets it for us. This book analyzes King's interpretations and his mastery of popular literature. The essays discuss adolescent revolt, the artist as survivor, the vampire in popular literature, and much more.Hoppenstand, Gary is the author of 'Gothic World of Stephen King Landscape of Nightmares' with ISBN 9780879724108 and ISBN 0879724102.