Misery (Flipback Edition)
Excellent pocket-size edition of Stephen King's all-time classic - a must for both collectors and newcomers alike.
Published for the first time in flipback - the new, portable, stylish format that's taken Europe by storm.
Paul Sheldon used to write for a living. Now he's writing to stay alive.Misery Chastain is dead. Paul Sheldon has just killed her - with relief, with joy.
Misery made him rich; she was the heroine of a string of bestsellers. Now he wants to get on to some real writing.That's when the car accident happens, and he wakes up in pain in a strange bed. Annie Wilkes has pulled him from the wreck, brought him to her remote mountain home, splinted and set his mangled legs.The good news is that Annie has pain-killing drugs.
The bad news is that she has long been Paul's Number One Fan. And when she finds out what Paul has done to Misery, she doesn't like it. She doesn't like it at all ...
About the Author
Stephen King has been described by the Guardian as 'one of the greatest storytellers of our time', by the Mirror as a 'genius' and by The Sunday Times as 'one of the most fertile storytellers of the modern novel.' In 2003, he was given the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives with his wife, the novelist Tabitha King, for most of the year in Maine, USA.
Number Of Pages: 720
Published: 30th June 2011
Dimensions (cm): 11.9 x 8.4 x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.15
Stephen King was born in Portland, Maine in 1947, the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King. He made his first professional short story sale in 1967 to Startling Mystery Stories. In the fall of 1973, he began teaching high school English classes at Hampden Academy, the public high school in Hampden, Maine. Writing in the evenings and on the weekends, he continued to produce short stories and to work on novels. In the spring of 1973, Doubleday & Co., accepted the novel Carrie for publication, providing him the means to leave teaching and write full-time. He has since published over 50 books and has become one of the world's most successful writers.
Stephen lives in Maine and Florida with his wife, novelist Tabitha King. They are regular contributors to a number of charities including many libraries and have been honored locally for their philanthropic activities.