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Table of Contents

Title Page

Copyright Page

Dedication

Acknowledgements

 

I - ANNIE

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

Chapter 15

Chapter 16

Chapter 17

Chapter 18

Chapter 19

Chapter 20

Chapter 21

Chapter 22

Chapter 23

Chapter 24

Chapter 25

Chapter 26

Chapter 27

Chapter 28

Chapter 29

Chapter 30

Chapter 31

Chapter 32

Chapter 33

Chapter 34

Chapter 35

Chapter 36

 

II - MISERY

Chapter 1 - MISERY’S RETURN

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6 - MISERY’S RETURN

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

Chapter 15

Chapter 16

Chapter 17

Chapter 18

Chapter 19

Chapter 20

Chapter 21

Chapter 22

Chapter 23

 

III - PAUL

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

Chapter 15

Chapter 16

Chapter 17

Chapter 18

Chapter 19

Chapter 20

Chapter 21

Chapter 22

Chapter 23

Chapter 24

Chapter 25

Chapter 26

Chapter 27

Chapter 28

Chapter 29

Chapter 30

Chapter 31

Chapter 32

Chapter 33

Chapter 34

Chapter 35

Chapter 36

Chapter 37

Chapter 38

Chapter 39

Chapter 40

Chapter 41

Chapter 42

Chapter 43

Chapter 44

Chapter 45

Chapter 46

Chapter 47

Chapter 48

 

IV - GODDESS

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Your Number One Fan ...

MISERY

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.

 

“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.”

-Washington Post

AMERICA LOVES

THE BACHMAN BOOKS
“Fascinating.”
Philadelphia Inquirer

CARRIE
“Horrifying.”
Chicago Tribune

CHRISTINE
“Riveting.”
Playboy

CUJO
“Gut-wrenching.”
Newport News Daily Press

THE DARK HALF
“Scary.”
Kirkus Reviews

THE DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER
“Brilliant.”
Booklist

THE DARK TOWER II: THE DRAWING OF THE THREE
“Superb.”
Chicago Herald-Wheaton

THE DARK TOWER III: THE WASTE LANDS
“Gripping.”
Chicago Sun-Times

THE DEAD ZONE
“Frightening.”
Cosmopolitan

DIFFERENT SEASONS
“Hypnotic.”
New York Times Book Review

DOLORES CLAIBORNE
“Unforgettable.”
San Francisco Chronicle

THE EYES OF THE DRAGON
“Masterful.”
Cincinnati Post

FIRESTARTER
“Terrifying.”
Miami Herald

STEPHEN KING

FOUR PAST MIDNIGHT
“Chilling.”
Milwaukee Journal

GERALD’S GAME
“Terrific.”
USA Today

IT
“Mesmerizing.”
Washington Post Book World

MISERY
“Wonderful.”
Houston Chronicle

NEEDFUL THINGS
“Demonic.”
Kirkus Reviews

NIGHT SHIFT
“Macabre.”
Dallas Times-Herald

PET SEMATARY
“Unrelenting.”
Pittsburgh Press

’SALEM’S LOT
“Tremendous.”
Kirkus Reviews

THE SHINING
“Spellbinding.”
Pittsburgh Press

SKELETON CREW
“Diabolical.”
Associated Press

THE STAND
“Great.”
New York Times Book Review

THINNER
“Extraordinary.”
Booklist

THE TOMMYKNOCKERS
“Marvelous.”
Boston Globe

WORKS BY STEPHEN KING

NOVELS

Carrie
’Salem’s Lot
The Shining
The Stand
The Dead Zone
Firestarter
Cujo
THE DARK TOWER I:
The Gunslinger
Christine
Pet Sematary
Cycle of the Werewolf
The Talisman
(with Peter Straub)
It
The Eyes of the Dragon
Misery
The Tommyknockers
THE DARK TOWER II:
The Drawing
of the Three
THE DARK TOWER III:
The Waste Lands
The Dark Half
Needful Things
Gerald’s Game
Dolores Claiborne
Insomnia
Rose Madder
Desperation
The Green Mile
THE DARK TOWER IV:
Wizard and Glass
Bag of Bones
The Girl Who Loved Tom
Gordon
Dreamcatcher
Black House
(with Peter Straub)
From a Buick 8
THE DARK TOWER V:
Wolves of the Calla
THE DARK TOWER VI:
Song of Susannah
THE DARK TOWER VII:
The Dark Tower

 

AS RICHARD BACHMAN
Rage
The Long Walk
Roadwork
The Running Man
Thinner
The Regulators

 

COLLECTIONS
Night Shift
Different Seasons
Skeleton Crew
Four Past Midnight
Nightmares and
Dreamscapes
Hearts in Atlantis
Everything’s Eventual

 

NONFICTION
Danse Macabre
On Writing

 

SCREENPLAYS
Creepshow
Cat’s Eye
Silver Bullet
Maximum Overdrive
Pet Sematary
Golden Years
Sleepwalkers
The Stand
The Shining
Rose Red
Storm of the Century

SIGNET

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First Printing ($4.99 edition). November 2009

 

Copyright © Stephen King,Tabitha King, and Arthur B. Greene, Trustee, 1987 All rights reserved

Grateful acknowledgment is made to the following for permission to reprint copyrighted material:

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“Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover,” by Paul Simon. Copyright © Paul Simon, 1975. Used by permission.

The Collector, by John Fowles. Copyright © John Fowles Ltd., 1963. By permission of Little, Brown and Company.

“Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer,” by Hans Carste and Charles Tobias. Copyright © Edition Primus Budde KG Berlin, Germany, 1962; copyright © Comet Music Corp., 1963. All rights for the USA and Canada controlled and administered by April Music Inc. under license from ATV Music (Comet).All rights reserved. International copyright secured. Used by permission.

“Girls Just Want to Have Fun.” Copyright © Heroic Music, 1979. Permission to use lyric granted by Heroic Music (ASCAP), for songwriter, Robert Hazard.

“Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town,” by Haven Gillespie and J. Fred Coots. Copyright Leo Feist Inc.,1934; copyright © renewed 1962. Rights assigned to SBK Catalogue Partnership. All rights reserved. International copyright secured. Used by permission.

“Chug-a-Lug.” by Roger Miller. Copyright © Tree Publishing Company, Inc., 1964. International copyright secured. All rights reserved. Used by permission of the publisher.

“Disco Inferno,” by Leroy Green and Ron “Have Mercy” Kersey. Copyright © Six Strings Music and Golden Fleece Music. 1977; assigned to Six Strings Music, 1978. All rights reserved.

 

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ISBN: 978-1-101-13812-0

This is for Stephanie and Jim Leonard,
who know why.
Boy, do they.

goddess

 

 

Africa

I’d like to gratefully acknowledge the help of three medical people who helped me with the factual material in this book. They are:

 

Russ Dorr, P.A.

Florence Dorr, R.N.

Janet Ordway, M.D. and Doctor of Psychiatry

 

As always, they helped with the things you don’t notice. If you see a glaring error, it’s mine.

 

There is, of course, no such drug as Novril, but there are several codeine-based drugs similar to it, and, unfortunately, hospital pharmacies and medical practice dispensaries are sometimes lax in keeping such drugs under tight lock and close inventory.

 

The places and characters in this book are fictional.

S.K.

I

ANNIE

When you look into the abyss, the abyss also looks into you.

—FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE

1

umber whunnnn
yerrrnnn umber whunnnn
fayunnnn
These sounds: even in the haze.

2

But sometimes the sounds—like the pain—faded, and then there was only the haze. He remembered darkness: solid darkness had come before the haze. Did that mean he was making progress? Let there be light (even of the hazy variety), and the light was good, and so on and so on? Had those sounds existed in the darkness? He didn’t know the answers to any of these questions. Did it make sense to ask them? He didn’t know the answer to that one, either.

The pain was somewhere below the sounds. The pain was east of the sun and south of his ears. That was all he did know.

For some length of time that seemed very long (and so was, since the pain and the stormy haze were the only two things which existed) those sounds were the only outer reality. He had no idea who he was or where he was and cared to know neither. He wished he was dead, but through the pain-soaked haze that filled his mind like a summer storm-cloud, he did not know he wished it.

As time passed, he became aware that there were periods of nonpain, and that these had a cyclic quality. And for the first time since emerging from the total blackness which had prologued the haze, he had a thought which existed apart from whatever his current situation was. This thought was of a broken-off piling which had jutted from the sand at Revere Beach. His mother and father had taken him to Revere Beach often when he was a kid, and he had always insisted that they spread their blanket where he could keep an eye on that piling, which looked to him like the single jutting fang of a buried monster. He liked to sit and watch the water come up until it covered the piling. Then, hours later, after the sandwiches and potato salad had been eaten, after the last few drops of Kool-Aid had been coaxed from his father’s big thermos, just before his mother said it was time to pack up and start home, the top of the rotted piling would begin to show again—just a peek and flash between the incoming waves at first, then more and more. By the time their trash was stashed in the big drum with KEEP YOUR BEACH CLEAN stencilled on the side, Paulie’s beach-toys picked up

(that’s my name Paulie I’m Paulie and tonight ma’ll put Johnson’s Baby Oil on my sunburn he thought inside the thunderhead where he now lived) and the blanket folded again, the piling had almost wholly reappeared, its blackish, slime-smoothed sides surrounded by sudsy scuds of foam. It was the tide, his father had tried to explain, but he had always known it was the piling. The tide came and went; the piling stayed. It was just that sometimes you couldn’t see it. Without the piling, there was no tide.

This memory circled and circled, maddening, like a sluggish fly. He groped for whatever it might mean, b...

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Paul Sheldon is Annie Wilkes' favourite writer. She loves all his books about Misery Chastain. When she finds Paul injured after a car crash and takes him home she learns that he has decided to end the series by killing off Misery. Soon Paul's biggest fan turns into his biggest enemy and his nightmare begins???

By the master of horror, Stephen King, this will keep you on the edge of your seat!

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