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Stephen King "Misery" Autographed Book Club Edition [Fine/NF+]
Stephen King "Misery" Autographed Book Club Edition (Fine/Fine)


 
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Fine/Near Fine+ without any discernible flaws. Sharp corners. A wonderful bright clean copy free of any markings, writings, or stamps. Unread book. No attached bookplates or indication of any removed. No torn or ripped pages. Tight binding without any separation. The dust-jacket is Near Fine+ with a couple of minor marks on the back-side. Clean & straight boards. Overall, the book exhibits excellent qualities and would make an wonderful addition to your Stephen King library. Collector grade hardcover.

  $350.00
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Edition: Viking (1987)
Binding: Hardcover w/Jacket
Illustrator: Autographed Book Club Edition
Dimensions: Fine/Fine


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Product Code: SK996

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Personally signed and dated by Stephen King with a personal inscription.

New York. Viking 1987. Stephe King "Misery". Autographed Book Club Edition. Signed by the author with a personal inscription directly onto the FFEP (first free end paper) of the book. "For Dan Farek, Best wishes from your #1 fan - Stephen King 7/10/94" . Fine/Near Fine.


From Publishers Weekly

King's new novel, about a writer held hostage by his self-proclaimed "number-one fan," is unadulteratedly terrifying. Paul Sheldon, a writer of historical romances, is in a car accident; rescued by nurse Annie Wilkes, he slowly realizes that salvation can be worse than death. Sheldon has killed off Misery Chastain, the popular protagonist of his Misery series and Annie, who has a murderous past, wants her back.

Keeping the paralyzed Sheldon prisoner, she forces him to revive the character in a continuation of the series, and she reads each page as it comes out of the typewriter; there is a joyously Dickensian novel within a novel here, and it appears in faded typescript. Studded among the frightening moments are sparkling reflections on the writer and his audience, on the difficulties, joys and responsibilities of being a storyteller, on the nature of the muse, on the differences between "serious" and "popular" writing. Sheldon is a revealingly autobiographical figure; Annie is not merely a monster but is subtly and often touchingly portrayed, allowing hostage and keeper a believable, if twisted, relationship.

The best parts of this novel demand that we take King seriously as a writer with a deeply felt understanding of human psychology. One million first printing.

More about Misery

After an automobile accident, novelist Paul Sheldon meets his biggest fan. Annie Wilkes is his nurse-and captor. Now, she 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...

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