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Year It was made into a highly rated television miniseries starring Tim Curry as Pennywise the Clown 1990 icon Year King won the British Fantasy Award for It 1987 Year all of Derry’s settlers disappear—the earliest recorded incident involving It 1741 Forms It assumes in the novel, including Pennywise the Clown 24 Itby the Numbers It, Chapter 1 verything down here floats. Sources:, Time Magazine, Copyright © 2017 Course Hero, Inc. A master of horror, suspense, and fantasy, King is among the most prolific and successful authors in recent history. King has expressed fascination with the evil that exists inside people and how it sometimes triumphs over good. This theme is evident in all his work, including It. STEPHEN KINGBORN 1947 Author Motifs Water Storms mark the emergence and death of It, which lurks in Derry’s canals, sewers, and drains. Photographs It manipulates photos to reveal itself and scare victims, and Mike uses photos to learn about the past. Orange The color of It’s essence, orange is everywhere from Derry High School’s letter jackets to Pennywise's hair and buttons. Mike Hanlon The historian; calls the friends back to Derry Richie Tozier The jokester; helps Bill kill It Eddie Kaspbrak The human compass; killed by It Stan Uris The birdwatcher; commits suicide Beverly Marsh The keen eye; injures It with silver slugs Bill Denbrough The leader; kills It It The creature; preys on children Main Characters Ben Hanscom The builder; loves Beverly Fear The Losers’ Club members must learn to overcome fear so it doesn't dominate their lives. Imagination Imagination is the source of fear but also the way to defeat it. Evil Evil can take the form of a monster in the dark, but it also lurks in everyday human actions and indifference. In 1958 a timeless, shapeshifting creature is killing children in Derry, Maine. It has happened before and will happen again. That year, seven kids who call themselves the Losers’ Club confront the creature and almost kill It. In the same town 27 years later, the group reforms to recapture the bonds of childhood and finish the job. A Battle with Fear Itself THEMES English Original Language 1986 Year Published Stephen King Author It Novel Horror

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