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The Haunting of Hill House (Penguin Horror)

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Part of a new six-volume series of the best in classic horror, selected by award-winning director Guillermo del Toro

 

Filmmaker and longtime horror literature fan Guillermo del Toro serves as the curator for the Penguin Horror series, a new collection of classic tales and poems by masters of the genre. Included here are some of del Toros favorites, from Mary Shelleys Frankenstein and Ray Russells short story “Sardonicus,” considered by Stephen King to be “perhaps the finest example of the modern Gothic ever written,” to Shirley Jacksons The Haunting of Hill House and stories by Ray Bradbury, Joyce Carol Oates, Ted Klein, and Robert E. Howard. Featuring original cover art by Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley, these stunningly creepy deluxe hardcovers will be perfect additions to the shelves of horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and paranormal aficionados everywhere.

The Haunting of Hill House

The classic supernatural thriller by an author who helped define the genre. First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror. It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a “haunting;' Theodora, his lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But Hill House is gathering its powers—and soon it will choose one of them to make its own.

Synopsis:

Frequently imitated and widely influential, H. P. Lovecraft reinvented the horror genre for the twentieth century. Discarding witches and ghosts, he envisaged mankind as an outpost of dwindling sanity in a chaotic and malevolent universe. S. T. Joshi makes his selection from the early tales of nightmares and madness to the overpowering cosmic terror of 'The Call of Cthulhu'. This is the first paperback edition to include the definitive corrected texts of these classics of American fantasy fiction.

Synopsis:

The epic battle between man and monster reaches its greatest pitch in the famous story of Frankenstein. In trying to create life, the young student Victor Frankenstein unleashes forces beyond his control, setting into motion a long and tragic chain of events that brings Victor himself to the very brink. How he tries to destroy his creation, as it destroys everything Victor loves, is a powerful story of love, friendship …and horror.

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About the Author

Shirley Jackson (1919–1965), a celebrated writer of horror, wrote many stories as well as six novels and two works of nonfiction.

Laura Miller, previously an editor at Salon.com, writes essays and reviews for the New York Times, the New Yorker, and other publications.

Table of Contents

The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories Introduction

Suggestions for Further Reading

A Note on the Text

Dagon

The Statement of Randolph Carter

Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family

Celephais

Nyarlathotep

The Picture in the House

The Outsider

Herbert West - Reanimator

The Hound

The Rats in the Walls

The Festival

He

Cool Air

The Call of Cthulhu

The Colour Out of Space

The Whisperer in Darkness

The Shadow Over Innsmouth

The Haunter of the Dark

Explanatory Notes

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143122357
Author:
Jackson, Shirley
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Kostova, Elizabeth
Author:
Del Toro, Guillermo
Author:
Clowes, Daniel
Author:
Miller, Laura
Author:
Toro, Guillermo del
Author:
Hindle, Maurice
Author:
Lethem, Jonathan
Author:
Mary Shelley
Author:
Lovecraft, H.P.
Author:
Ott, Thomas
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Horror
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Horror - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Penguin Horror
Publication Date:
20131031
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by ,
Frequently imitated and widely influential, H. P. Lovecraft reinvented the horror genre for the twentieth century. Discarding witches and ghosts, he envisaged mankind as an outpost of dwindling sanity in a chaotic and malevolent universe. S. T. Joshi makes his selection from the early tales of nightmares and madness to the overpowering cosmic terror of 'The Call of Cthulhu'. This is the first paperback edition to include the definitive corrected texts of these classics of American fantasy fiction.
"Synopsis" by ,
The epic battle between man and monster reaches its greatest pitch in the famous story of Frankenstein. In trying to create life, the young student Victor Frankenstein unleashes forces beyond his control, setting into motion a long and tragic chain of events that brings Victor himself to the very brink. How he tries to destroy his creation, as it destroys everything Victor loves, is a powerful story of love, friendship …and horror.

@NotoriousDOC Just did a bit-torrent-style grave robbery. My new ‘man’ will be an artful collage. Also, good conversation starter.

It’s alive! I’d better beat it over the head repeatedly with a fire extinguisher.

So sometimes you build something, and it gets away. They’re gonna can me at the university if they find out about this.

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