Pride - Richard Matheson, Richard Christian Matheson

Published by Gauntlet Press.

PRIDE is one of Gauntlet Press' most unique publications to date – a collaboration between father and son, Richard Matheson and Richard Christian Matheson. PRIDE provides the reader with a look into the minds of these two authors as they created this joint effort.  

Ninety-nine percent of the time when you read a short story you see ONLY the finished product. There is no first draft, no notes in the margin, NOTHING to let you know how the story progressed from an idea to its completed form. PRIDE provides that seldom seen glimpse.

We approached Richard Matheson and Richard Christian Matheson to collaborate on a story of their own choosing. Father and son are both acclaimed for their writing; it made perfect sense, especially since they have worked together on a number of screenplays.

The two Mathesons’ came up with an idea and then each went to work on his OWN short story. Richard Matheson writes all of his first drafts by hand. On the page shown here, you get to see Matheson’s first effort, which includes changes as he wrote the story. The entire handwritten story appears in the book. Interestingly, when the story was typed Matheson made only one change.

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Release date: 2003
Genres: horror
Updated: August 28, 2021