Format: Mass Market Paperbound
Dimensions: 352 pages, 6.88 × 4.2 × 0.88 in
Published: June 3, 1988
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0451169522
ISBN - 13: 9780451169525
From the Publisher
Paul Sheldon. He’s a bestselling novelist who has finally met his biggest fan. Her name is Annie Wilkes and she is more than a rabid reader—she is Paul’s nurse, tending his shattered body after an automobile accident. But she is also his captor, keeping him prisoner in her isolated house.
Now Annie wants Paul to write his greatest work—just for her. She has a lot of ways to spur him on. One is a needle. Another is an ax. And if they don’t work, she can get really nasty.
About the Author
Stephen King lives in Maine and Florida with his wife, novelist Tabitha King. He has written more than forty books and two hundred short stories. He has won the World Fantasy Award, several Bram Stoker awards, and the O. Henry Award for his story “The Man in the Black Suit,” and is the 2003 recipient of The National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.
From Our Editors
Can a best-selling author escape from a psychotic nurse who wants him to respect her favourite literary character? Misery is a classic work of psychological horror from the ever-tapping typewriter of Stephen King. Brought to the masses as a movie starring Kathy Bates, it tells the story of a traveller who gets messed up in a car crash only to end up in the bed of an obsessive fan intent on keeping him in place, even if doing so means doing something overtly insane, like, oh, cutting off his legs. Like the best of King's writing, this story hinges on the woman's elaborate set of neurosis', giving way to a temperate environment where tension is the key.
"Classic King...full of twists and turns and mounting suspense." —Boston Globe
"King''s best...genuinely scary." —USA Today
"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.”—The Washington Post
“Dazzlingly well-written.”—The Indianapolis Star
“Terrifying…King is a terrific storyteller.”—San Francisco Chronicle
“Truly gripping…some of the best writing King has ever done…the master has returned with a vengeance.”—Publishers Weekly