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Misery (novel)

AuthorStephen King
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
GenrePsychological horror , thriller
PublisherViking
Publication dateJune 8, 1987
Media typePrint (hardcover)
Pages420
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Misery is an American psychological horror thriller novel written by Stephen King and first published by Viking Press on June 8 1987. The novel's narrative is based on the relationship of its two main characters, popular writer Paul Sheldon and his psychotic fan Annie Wilkes. When Paul is seriously injured following a car accident, former nurse Annie brings him to her home, where Paul receives treatment and doses of pain medication. Gradually, Paul realizes that he is a prisoner and is forced to indulge his captor's whims. Novel titles carry separate meanings; it is name carried by the central heroine of Paul book series, and King described such a state of emotion during novel writing. King has outlined the creation of Misery in his memoirs, and mentioned that the image of Annie Wilkes came to him in a dream. King planned the book to be released under the pseudonym Richard Bachman but his identity was discovered before the book release. Misery won the first Bram Stoker Award for Novel in 1987 and was nominated for the 1988 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel. Critical reception of misery was positive. Reviewers praise King for avoiding fantasy elements of his past works, and note the novel parallels with King's personal life and successful study of relationships between celebrities and their fans. The novel, which took fourth place in the 1987 bestseller list, was adapted into a film directed by Rob Reiner in 1990, and into a theatrical production starring Laurie Metcalf and Bruce Willis in 2015.

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