The Green Mile by Stephen KingWhen it first appeared, one volume per month, Stephen Kings THE GREEN MILE was an unprecedented publishing triumph: all six volumes ended up on the New York Times bestseller lists—simultaneously—and delighted millions of fans the world over.
Welcome to Cold Mountain Penitentiary, home to the Depression-worn men of E Block. Convicted killers all, each awaits his turn to walk the Green Mile, keeping a date with Old Sparky, Cold Mountains electric chair. Prison guard Paul Edgecombe has seen his share of oddities in his years working the Mile. But hes never seen anyone like John Coffey, a man with the body of a giant and the mind of a child, condemned for a crime terrifying in its violence and shocking in its depravity. In this place of ultimate retribution, Edgecombe is about to discover the terrible, wondrous truth about Coffey, a truth that will challenge his most cherished beliefes... and yours.
The Green Mile
The Green Mile is a film based on the novel by Stephen King , directed by Frank Darabont from a screenplay that he wrote. It runs minutes. In a flashback, the elderly Paul Edgecomb Tom Hanks tells his friend Elaine about the summer of when he was a corrections officer in charge of Death Row inmates in Louisiana's Cold Mountain Penitentiary. His domain was called the "Green Mile" because the condemned prisoners walking to their execution are said to be walking "the last mile"; here it is on a stretch of green linoleum to the electric chair. One day, a new inmate arrives, John Coffey , a seven-foot-tall black man convicted of raping and killing two young white girls. Upon being escorted to his cell, he immediately demonstrates "gentle giant" character traits: keeping to himself, fearing darkness, and being moved to tears on occasion.
It also features Dabbs Greer in his final film as the older Paul Edgecomb. The film, told in a flashback format, tells the story of Paul's life as a death row corrections officer during the U. Great Depression , and the supernatural events he witnessed there. At a Louisiana assisted-living facility in , the elderly Paul Edgecomb becomes emotional while watching the film Top Hat. His companion, Elaine, becomes concerned, and Paul tells her that the film reminded him of events in , when he was a prison officer in charge of death row, also referred to as the "Green Mile".
The Green Mile
It tells the story of death row supervisor Paul Edgecombe's encounter with John Coffey, an unusual inmate who displays inexplicable healing and empathetic abilities. The serial novel was originally released in six volumes before being republished as a single-volume work. The book is an example of magical realism. The Green Mile was first published in six low-priced paperback volumes. The first, subtitled The Two Dead Girls was published on March 28, , with new volumes following monthly until the final volume, Coffey on the Mile , was released on August 29,