Stephen King’s ‘Misery’ Limited Editions to be Released

By February 10, 2018Literature, News

Stephen King’s 1987 psychological thriller is set to be reissued as limited editions with help from artist Rick Berry.

Inspired by moments in his own life where fans have been unhappy with his work- King wrote his protagonist, Paul Sheldon, as a writer famous for Victorian-era romance novels. After a nasty car crash the author is rescued by crazed fan Annie Wilkes, who takes him to her house and forces him to write a new book in order to modify the story to her own tastes.

The reissue of the novel will be music to King’s fans’ ears, giving them an opportunity to own something truly special.

Kathy Bates and James Caan star in the movie adaptation

Suntup Editions has announced the re-issue of the famous Stephen King novel with three exclusive editions.

  • The “Artist Gift Edition,” will be going for $110 and includes a dust jacket with art and signature from Rick Berry.
  • The “Numbered Edition” within a custom clamshell box, comes signed by both Berry and Stephen King, and will be $525. The numbered edition is limited to 200 copies, with the first 185 numbered in black and the remaining 15 are numbered in red, meant for private distribution.
  • Finally, the “Lettered Edition” will be a hefty $3,950, with only 26 of the most serious Stephen King fans will be able to purchase it. This deluxe edition is signed by both Rick Berry and Stephen King, and is hand-bound in full leather, featuring a title embossed with six keys from a Royal typewriter. It is set in a custom walnut wood box.

Pre-orders begin February 12, with publication scheduled for August 8.

Go to Suntup’s website for more information. 

For those of us who cannot afford such an amazing edition- the regular release can be bought here:

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Follow the link below to read the free short story for yourself.

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