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Patrick McCarthy <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 13 Nov 1995 07:44:14 -0800
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Date: Mon, 13 Nov 1995 07:33:15 -0500
From: David Paroissien <[log in to unmask]>
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Subject: Re: Stephen King and Dickens


          Thanks for the intriguing information about King's decision
          to publish his next novel in parts.  I assume he must know
          how many installments he plans to write.  The publishers would
          insist on a total, just the way Dickens's publishers did.  His
          monthly parts were always committed to a finite number.  Twist in
          Bentley's Miscellany, however, was a complete unknown in that the
          respect.  The contract that led to OT didn't even name the work!

          But how about the weekly serials in CD's own journals? HT, TTC
          and GE?  Also OCS and BR?  Did contractual arrangements for these
          novels specify the number of parts to be contributed?  I don't
          recall anything about this.  Perhaps someone knows.

          David Paroissien
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