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A novella by Stephen King (based on Leo Tolstoy's short story "God Sees the Truth, But Waits), where a man named Andy Dufrene is falsely accused of murdering his wife and her lover. He befriends a man named Red and endures many hardships during his stay, but Andy eventually escapes. Always use this with the tag [Stephen-King].

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Is The Shawshank Redemption based on a Leo Tolstoy story?

This Wikipedia article says that Stephen King’s novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption “has been thought to be loosely based on Leo Tolstoy's 1872 short story "God Sees the Truth, But ...
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Where did Stephen King get the word "Shawshank" from?

I just watched "The Shawshank Redemption" for the first time. I was surprised that it took place in a U.S. prison because I had assumed for years based on my ignorance that "Shawshank" was derived ...
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