“Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption” by Stephen King was first published in 1982. It is a novella which first appeared in a collection of stories called “Different Seasons.”
The book was adapted into a movie in the year 1994. The movie was titled “The Shawshank Redemption.” The movie was an instant hit and it was nominated for seven Academy Awards in the year 1994. It also got nominated for the Best Picture in the same year.
The book was also adapted for the stage in the year 2009. The play was also titled “The Shawshank Redemption.”
The plot of the story apparently seems to be heavily based on the story “God Sees the Truth, But Waits” written by the Great Russian writer Leo Tolstoy.
Ready Reference Treatise: Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption
Chapter One: Introduction
Chapter Two: Plot Overview
Chapter Three: Characters
Chapter Four: Complete Summary
Chapter Five: Critical Analysis