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ISBN13: 9780140071085
ISBN10: 0140071083
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Kristin Leigh Brezinski, October 26, 2014 (view all comments by Kristin Leigh Brezinski)
I always tell people "this is more of a character study about loneliness and belonging than a horror novel," but then I have to immediately add "but it's very scary, too!" So why not both? Jackson riffs on all of the best haunted house tropes - an intrepid group of researchers who heard the rumors and are here to inject truth into the discourse, the grim hired help who refuse to remain on the grounds after nightfall, a history of death and puritanical religious fervor, and of course the woo-woo spiritualist who simply wants to put any lingering spirits to peaceful rest - but she also has a lot to say about human relationships and sexuality. Whether you're looking for a seasonally-appropriate thrill or something to make you think, this is a great pick.
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Gary Becker, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by Gary Becker)
I don't know if this is good or bad, but ever since I've put this book down, I've had nightmares....really spooky book about a haunted house. Jackson has an uncanny ability to convey the horror of the diseased house, but without any of the phony visuals. Everything here is a psychological haunting which really sticks with you for days. Probably the best "haunting" I've ever read. Enjoy it if you can!!
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Michelle, January 5, 2007 (view all comments by Michelle)
Shirley Jackson finds a way to make this book incredibly creepy in a sneaky way. I tried my best not to read it in the dark, but I had bad dreams anyway. Her use of imagery and language create a thrilling, bone-chilling book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140071085
Author:
Jackson, Shirley
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Haunted houses
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Ghost
Subject:
Horror tales
Subject:
Gothic novels
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one auth
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Horror fiction
Subject:
Horror - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
June 1984
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.88x5.04x.48 in. .38 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 256 pages Penguin Books - English 9780140071085 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Makes your blood chill and your scalp prickle....Shirley Jackson is the master of the haunted tale."
"Review" by , "Shirley Jackson is unparalleled as a leader in the field of beautifully written, quiet, cumulative shudders."
"Synopsis" by , The four visitors at Hill House — some there for knowledge, others for adventure — are unaware that the old mansion will soon choose one of them to make its own.
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