(1946-) US writer of best-selling horror novels with small-town or rural settings. Many of his works have been filmed, including Carrie 1974, The Shining 1978, and Christine 1983.
His recent novels include It and The Tommyknockers (both 1987), The Dark Half 1989, and Dolores Claiborne1992. He has also published three volumes of short stories, several screenplays, and a number of novels under the pseudonym Richard Bachman.
Weakest but most important chess piece.
Sinonimi: male monarch | world-beater
ETYM AS. cyng, cyning; akin to OS. kuning, Dutch koning, Old High Germ. kuning, German könig, Icel. konungr, Swed. konung, Dan. konge; formed with a patronymic ending, and from the root of Eng. kin; cf. Icel. konr a man of noble birth. Related to Kin.
1. A male sovereign; ruler of a kingdom; SYN. male monarch.
2. A competitor who holds a preeminent position; SYN. world-beater.
3. One of the four playing cards in a deck bearing the picture of a king.
Vladarska titula, monarh.