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An edition of Misery (1987)

Misery

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Publisher
Viking
Language
English
Pages
310

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Stephen King is arguably the most popular novelist in the history of American fiction. He owes his fans a love letter. Misery is it.

Paul Sheldon, author of a bestselling series of historical romances, wakes up one winter day in a strange place, a secluded farmhouse in Colorado. He wakes up to unspeakable pain (a dislocated pelvis, a crushed knee, two shattered legs) and to a bizarre greeting from the woman who has saved his life: "I'm your number one fan!"

Annie Wilkes is a huge ex-nurse, handy with controlled substances and other instruments of abuse, including an axe and a blowtorch. A dangerous psychotic with a Romper Room sense of good and bad, fair and unfair, Annie Wilkes may be Stephen King's most terrifying creation. It's not fair, for example, that her favorite character in the world, Misery Chastain, has been killed by her creator, as Annie discovers when Paul's latest novel comes out in paperback. And it's not good that her favorite writer has been a Don't-Bee and written a different kind of novel, a nasty novel, the novel he has always wanted to write, the only copy of which now lies in Annie's angry hands.

Because she wants Paul Sheldon to be a Do-Bee, she buys him a typewriter and a ream of paper and tells him to bring Misery back to life. Wheelchair-bound, drug-dependent, locked in his room, Paul doesn't have much choice. He's an entertainer held captive by his audience. A writer in serious trouble. But writers have weapons too...
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1990, Signet
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1988 06, New American Library
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1988 06, New American Library
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1987, Viking
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New York, USA

Edition Notes

Copyright Date
1987

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.54
Library of Congress
PS3561.I483 M5 1987
lccn_permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/86040504

Contributors

Jacket Design
Neil Stuart
Cover Art and Illustrations
Bob Giusti
Lettering
Ton DiSpigna

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
310 p.
Number of pages
310

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL20931016M
Internet Archive
misery000king
ISBN 10
0670813648
ISBN 13
9780670813643
LC Control Number
8640504, 86040504
OCLC/WorldCat
472969902
Alibris ID
9780670813643
Google
KbMhAQAAIAAJ
Goodreads
57397535

Work Description

Novelist Paul Sheldon has plans to make the difficult transition from writing historical romances featuring heroine Misery Chastain to publishing literary fiction. Annie Wilkes, Sheldon's number one fan, rescues the author from the scene of a car accident. The former nurse takes care of him in her remote house, but becomes irate when she discovers that the author has killed Misery off in his latest book. Annie keeps Sheldon prisoner while forcing him to write a book that brings Misery back to life.

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