The Greatest All-Time Works of Stephen King Books

The Greatest All-Time Works of Stephen King

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Books by Stephen King, voted on by the Ranker community. This list of King's writings is the definitive ranking of his body of work. Stephen King's stories range from thick novels to short stories and collections, and include some of the most popular horror novels of our time. Many Stephen King books and stories have been adapted into popular horror movies as well, including "The Shining," "Misery," "Carrie" and "The Shawshank Redemption."

What are Stephen King's best books? This list is focused only on Stephen King's published work, not the resulting movies or TV shows. Enjoy this list of Stephen King books, ranked, and vote for the best Stephen King books of all time.

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List Criteria: Must be books written by Stephen King and published under his name

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    The Stand

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    most listed
    The Shining

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    Carrie

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    Needful Things

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    Christine

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    Cujo

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    Night Shift

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    The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger

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    Firestarter

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    The Running Man

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    Skeleton Crew

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    niche appeal
    11/22/63

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    Peter Straub, Stephen King More
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    The Long Walk

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    Dreamcatcher

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    The Dark Half

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    Thinner

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    On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

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    The Tommyknockers

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    Black House

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    Nightmares & Dreamscapes

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    ranked high on reranks
    Insomnia

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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Cell

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    The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass

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    Hearts in Atlantis

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    The Eyes of the Dragon

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    Desperation

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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Gerald's Game

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    The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands

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    56
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    Duma Key

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    niche appeal
    Dolores Claiborne

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    55
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    The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon: A Novel

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    The Bachman Books

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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Lisey's Story

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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    From a Buick 8

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    Wastelands

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