In the exciting build-up to publication of Stephen King's new mainstream novel, LISEY'S STORY, Hodder are launching their King Classics Campaign - starting with 6 of the most popular titles, CARRIE, THE SHINING, BAG OF BONES, CHRISTINE, THE STAND, MISERY. These titles will be published for the first time in B-format paperback, in a stunning new livery.
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In Misery, as in The Shining, a writer is trapped in an evil house during a Colorado winter. Each novel bristles with claustrophobia, stinging insects, and the threat of a lethal explosion. Each is about a writer faced with the dominating monster of his unpredictable muse.
Paul Sheldon, the hero of Misery, sees himself as a caged parrot who must return to Africa in order to be free. Thus, in the novel within a novel, the romance novel that his mad captor-nurse, Annie Wilkes, forces him to write, he goes to Africa--a mysterious continent that evokes for him the frightening, implacable solidity of a woman's (Annie's) body. The manuscript fragments he produces tell of a great Bee Goddess, an African queen reminiscent of H. Rider Haggard's She.
He hates her, he fears her, he wants to kill her; but all the same he needs her power. Annie Wilkes literally breathes life into him.
Misery touches on several large themes: the state of possession by an evil being, the idea that art is an act in which the artist willingly becomes captive, the tortured condition of being a writer, and the fears attendant to becoming a "brand-name" best selling author with legions of zealous fans. And yet it's a tight, highly resonant echo chamber of a book--one of King's shortest, and best novels ever. --Fiona WebsterReview:
A writer of excellence...King is one of the most fertile storytellers of the modern novel ( Sunday Times)
One of the great storytellers of our time ( Guardian)
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