Misery - Part 1, Chapters 1-16 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, Chapters 1-16 Summary

Chapter 1: The author hears the sound that haze makes.

Chapter 2: Paul Sheldon wakes up in extreme pain. The pain ebbs and flows but is constant underneath. Paul is drugged. There are memories of childhood days at Revere Beach. Paul wakes to someone giving him mouth to mouth. As Paul becomes conscious, he is aware of a horrendous smell.

Later, Paul wakes up in a bedroom. A woman is sitting next to the bed, reading. Paul learns that he is in a farmhouse in Sidewinder, Colorado. "My name is Annie Wilkes. And I am -" "I know," he said. "You're my number-one fan" (Part 1, chapter 2, page 6).

Chapter 3: Paul recalls receiving medication. The taste is bitter. The memory of Revere Beach appears in his consciousness again and Paul fades in and out between the beach scene and the present. Paul tries...

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