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This edition was published in by Viking in New York, USA.

Written in English

310 pages

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...
--jacket flap

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2008, Pearson Education, Limited
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1999 October, Tandem Library
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1997, Poema Pocket
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1995 February 1, Highbridge Audio
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1991, Sperling Paperback
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1991, NEL
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1991, Heyne
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1990-01, France Loisirs
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1990 March 5, Random House Value Publishing
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1990, Signet
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1990, Signet
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1989, Albin Michel
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1988-06, New American Library
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1988 September, Plaza & Janés
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1988 06, New American Library
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1988 06, New American Library
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1988, Plaza & Janes
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1988, Chivers
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1988, G.K. Hall
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1987, Grandes Novelistas - Emece
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1987, Guild Publishing
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1987, BCA
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1987, Viking
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Misery

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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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Misery

This edition was published in by Viking in New York, USA.


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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...
--jacket flap

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

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
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KbMhAQAAIAAJ
Goodreads
57397535

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