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Book Information: Misery

Misery (1987) [Novel]
by Stephen King Rating: Weighted - 7.6 / Average - 7.6 of 10 (68 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

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...

Original title: Misery
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionHorrorPsychological Horror

Notes:

  • This is for Stephanie and Jim Leonard, who know why. Boy, do they.

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Edition #1: Misery

Misery (1987)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Blurbs:
  • "Classic King... full of twists and turns and mounting suspense." Boston Globe
  • "King's best... suspenseful, entertaining, genuinely scary." USA Today
  • "A strong novel.... pure suspense... among King's most ambitious... may be his greatest triumph." New Haven Register
  • "Solid character delineation and terrifying insight. In addition to being able to scare the reader breathless, King says a tremendous amount about writing itself. We delight in his virtuosity." Washington Post
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Manifested in:

Misery (2007)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9780340951439
Dimensions: 4.4 x 6.8 x 1.1 in
Pages: 384

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Misery (June 1987)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York, NY
Publisher: Viking
ISBN: 9780670813643
Dimensions: 5.9 x 9.1 x 1 in
Pages: 310

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