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"For anyone who's finished an Anne Rice novel and thrown it across the room as hard as you could
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Publisher Comments:

Past the rusted gates
and untrimmed hedges,
Hill House broods and waits...

Four seekers have come to the ugly, abandoned old mansion: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of the psychic phenomenon called haunting; Theodora, his lovely and lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a lonely, homeless girl well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the adventurous future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable noises and self-closing doors, but Hill House is gathering its powers and will soon choose one of them to make its own...

Review:

"Makes your blood chill and your scalp prickle....Shirley Jackson is the master of the haunted tale." New York Times Book Review

Review:

"Shirley Jackson is unparalleled as a leader in the field of beautifully written, quiet, cumulative shudders." Dorothy Parker, Esquire

About the Author

Shirley Jackson (1919–1965) was the author of two short story collections and six novels. A collection of her previously unpublished fiction, Just An Ordinary Day, was published in 1996.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140287431
Author:
Jackson, Shirley
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York, NY :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Haunted houses
Subject:
Horror
Subject:
Movie-TV Tie-In - Novelizations
Subject:
Ghost
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one auth
Subject:
Horror - General
Subject:
Movie or Television Tie-In
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
July 1999
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.73x5.05x.48 in. .39 lbs.

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"For anyone who's finished an Anne Rice novel and thrown it across the room as hard as you could

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