What kind of twisted freaks are you people?!? Unfortunately, Annie turns out to be more than just a little crazy, and when she learns that Paul killed Misery in the latest book she demands that he write a new one that brings back her favorite character. You gotta think that later on King worried that he had some version of Annie out there just waiting to chain him to typewriter to finish DT. Like Paul, King would also have the experience of returning to writing being a matter of overcoming physical pain but also finding it to be a way to escape it.
Plot[ edit ] Famed novelist Paul Sheldon is the author of a successful series of Victorian romance novels featuring a character named Misery Chastain.
Wanting to focus on more serious stories, he writes a manuscript for a new novel that he hopes will launch his post-Misery career. While traveling from Silver Creek, Colorado to Misery stephen king home in New York CityPaul is caught in a blizzard and his car goes off the road, rendering him unconscious.
A nurse named Annie Wilkes finds Paul and brings him to her remote home. Paul regains consciousness and finds himself bedridden with broken legs and a dislocated shoulder.
Annie claims to be his "number one fan" and talks a lot about him and his novels. Out of gratitude, Paul lets Annie read his new manuscript. While feeding him, she is angered by the profanity in his new work and spills soup on him, but apologizes. Soon after, Annie reads the latest Misery novel, discovers that Misery dies at the end of the book, and flies into a rage.
She reveals to Paul that nobody knows where he is, and locks him in his room. The next morning, Annie forces Paul to burn his new manuscript. When he is well enough to get out of bed, she insists he write a new novel titled Misery's Return, in which he brings the character back to life.
Paul complies, believing Annie might kill him.
One day, when Annie is away, Paul begins stockpiling his painkillers. He tries poisoning Annie during dinner, but fails.
Paul later finds a scrapbook of newspaper clippings about Annie's past. He discovers that she was tried for the deaths of several infants, but the trial collapsed due to lack of evidence. Annie had quoted lines from his Misery novels during her trial.
Annie later drugs Paul and straps him to the bed. When he wakes, she tells him that she knows he has been out of his room and breaks his ankles with a sledgehammer to prevent him from escaping again. The local sheriff, Buster, is investigating Paul's disappearance.
When a shopkeeper informs the sheriff he has sold Annie considerable quantities of typing paper, Buster pays Annie a visit. When he finds Paul drugged in the basement, Annie shoots Buster with a shotgun, killing him; she tells Paul that they must die together.
He agrees, on the condition that he must finish the novel in order to "give Misery back to the world".All listings update for September + New Pages.
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Stephen King is the author of more than sixty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes The Outsider, Sleeping Beauties (cowritten with his son Owen King), the Bill Hodges trilogy End of Watch, Finders Keepers, and Mr.
Mercedes (an Edgar Award winner for Best Novel and an AT&T Audience Network original television series)/5(). Misery was the second Stephen King book I ever read. This was very shortly after Dolores Claiborne. I came across Misery much the same way I did Dolores Claiborne - through my mother's subscription to the Stephen King Book Club/5.
Misery: A Novel [Stephen King] on yunusemremert.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Return to the gripping, suspenseful classic #1 New York Times bestseller by master storyteller Stephen King! Bestselling novelist Paul Sheldon thinks he’s finally free of Misery Chastain.
In . The Misery Lettered Edition. ABOUT THE AUTHOR. Stephen King was born in Portland, Maine in , the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King. He made his first professional short story sale in to Startling Mystery yunusemremert.com the fall of , he began teaching high school English classes at Hampden Academy, the public high school in Hampden, Maine.
Nov 30, · Misery is a dark, but witty venture into Stephen King territory. It's about a popular novelist who crashes his car on a snowy mountain road and is rescued by a /10(K).