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    Misery is the story of author Paul Sheldon, writer of a series of popular Regency-era romance novels starring heroine Misery Chastain. After losing control of his car in a snow storm, Sheldon is rescued from the wreck by Annie Wilkes, a nurse who lives alone in Colorado. Wilkes is Sheldon's biggest fan, but also a disturbed and sadistic woman who keeps him hostage and forces him to continue writing. Subjected to unspeakable physical abuse, Sheldon eventually manages to kill Wilkes and escape, though not without being maimed in the process.