King, Stephen: Misery

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Misery by Stephen King Author: Stephen King was born on the 21st of September, 1947 in Portland, Maine. When King was two years old, his father left the family. King won a scholarship award to the University of Maine and later taught English, while his wife, Tabitha, got her degree. The publication of his first novel Carrie in 1973 and its subsequent film adaptation set him on his way to his present position as the perhaps best selling author of the world. He lives with his wife and their three children in Bangor, Maine, his home state and the place where he feels he really belongs. As many of Stephen King s books have been made into films, the screen version of Misery was one of the most popular films of 1990. Summary: Paul Sheldon is a world-famous writer. On his way to deliver the typewritten pages of his latest book Fast Cars , he has an accident on a snow-covered road in Colorado. Annie Wilkes finds Paul after his accident and takes him home to look after him. And though the woman who saved him is one of his greatest admires, she is also dangerous insane and has a criminal past. In her lonely country house, she has Paul, his legs badly broken and in extreme pain, completely in her power. When she learns what Paul has just done to Misery Chastain, her favourite character from his books, Paul gets in deep trouble. Annie is determined to stop him killing Misery and to write different kinds of books. She forces him to burn the typescript of Fast Cars and to write a new ...

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