The Green Mile | Study Guide

Stephen King

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Overview

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Author

Stephen King

Year Published

1996

Type

Novel

Genre

Drama

Perspective and Narrator

The Green Mile is conveyed by first-person narrator Paul Edgecombe, the head prison guard.

Tense

The Green Mile is told in the past tense.

About the Title

In prison parlance an inmate's final walk before his or her execution is known as "the last mile." The single corridor of the setting of E Block, where those waiting for execution at Cold Mountain Penitentiary are held, is covered in dingy lime green tile. E Block's guards call this area the Green Mile.

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