We Have Always Lived in the Castle Book
Score: 4
From 178 Ratings

We Have Always Lived in the Castle


  • Author : Shirley Jackson
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Release Date : 2016-01-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 124
  • ISBN 10 : 9781551999524

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We Have Always Lived in the Castle Excerpt :

The final novel from one of the twentieth century’s greatest writers. Most of the Blackwoods are dead. They were poisoned by arsenic, and the suspected murderer – Constance Blackwood – still lives in their family estate. In fact, she never leaves. Nor does her Uncle Julian, who is confined to a wheelchair. The only person to leave the house is her sister, the third remaining Blackwood, Merricat, and even she keeps her visits to town to a minimum. The townsfolk don’t like the Blackwoods; understandable, when one of them could be a mass murderer. Constance, Merricat, and Julian maintain a semblance of a normal, if highly reclusive, life, aided – if Merricat is to be believed – by several magical wards and charm. But when one of these charms is disrupted, her estranged cousin Charles turns up for a visit, and threatens to throw the Blackwoods’ fragile peace into chaos. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

We Have Always Lived in the Castle Book
Score: 4
From 178 Ratings

We Have Always Lived in the Castle


  • Author : Shirley Jackson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1975
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:468802055

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Shirley Jackson  Novels and Stories  LOA  204  Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

Shirley Jackson Novels and Stories LOA 204


  • Author : Shirley Jackson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2010-05-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 827
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105215380267

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Shirley Jackson Novels and Stories LOA 204 Excerpt :

An anthology of writings by the leading mid-20th-century classic author, compiled by the National Book Award-winning author of Them, includes The Lottery, The Haunting of Hill House, We Have Always Lived in the Castle and 21 short pieces that reflect Jackson's work in other genres.

The Female Gothic Book

The Female Gothic


  • Author : D. Wallace
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2009-11-12
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 219
  • ISBN 10 : 9780230245457

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The Female Gothic Excerpt :

This rich and varied collection of essays makes a timely contribution to critical debates about the Female Gothic, a popular but contested area of literary studies. The contributors revisit key Gothic themes - gender, race, the body, monstrosity, metaphor, motherhood and nationality - to open up new critical directions.

Private Demons Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Private Demons


  • Author : Judy Oppenheimer
  • Publisher : Putnam Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015014180692

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Private Demons Excerpt :

A portrait of gifted author Shirley Jackson reveals her less-public life, including her horrifying descent into madness, and describes her work with the doctor who helped her back to sanity

Dragon Coast Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Dragon Coast


  • Author : Greg van Eekhout
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2015-09-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429951432

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Dragon Coast Excerpt :

Dragon Coast: the sequel to Greg Van Eekhout's California Bones and Pacific Fire, in which Daniel Blackland must pull off the most improbable theft of all. Daniel's adopted son Sam, made from the magical essence of the tyrannical Hierarch of Southern California whom Daniel overthrew and killed, is lost-consumed by the great Pacific firedrake secretly assembled by Daniel's half-brother, Paul. But Sam is still alive and aware, in magical form, trapped inside the dragon as it rampages around Los Angeles, periodically torching a neighborhood or two. Daniel has a plan to rescue Sam. It will involve the rarest of substances, axis mundi, pieces of the bones of the great dragon at the center of the Earth. Daniel will have to go to the kingdom of Northern California, boldly posing as his half-brother, come to claim his place in the competition to be appointed Lord High Osteomancer of the Northern Kingdom. Only when the Northern Hierarch, in her throne room at Golden Gate Park, raises her scepter to confirm Daniel in his position will he have an opportunity to steal the axis mundi-under the gaze of the Hierarch herself. And that's just the first obstacle. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Workout Journal and Roadmap Book

The Workout Journal and Roadmap


  • Author : Jon Moore
  • Publisher : Castle Point Books
  • Release Date : 2018-12-24
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250199775

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The Workout Journal and Roadmap Excerpt :

A convenient handbook to keep you on track with your fitness goals Not seeing the maximum fitness results you know you can achieve? It’s time to get serious with your most powerful tool: The Workout Journal and Roadmap! With a durable, cleanable cover and convenient spiral binding (lays flat for tracking anywhere!), this handy-size journal is ready to tuck into your gym bag. The Workout Journal and Roadmap will energize your workouts and help you take them to a whole new level. The power lies in recording: • Your training goals—whether it’s more reps or sets with higher weight or going farther and faster with cardio, even flexibility and mobility goals • Where you are right now—from body measurements to workout maxes and bests, so you can clearly see your progress and boost motivation to keep at it • Your performance for each workout—celebrate successes (physical and mental) and troubleshoot anything holding you back • Extra support from nutrition, supplements, and sleep—factors easy to overlook but also critical to reaching your fitness goals Easy-to-use log pages help you capture important workout measures—reps and sets, distance, heart rate, and more—in a strong, portable book. Plus, the simple yet powerful act of recording keeps you focused in each workout and motivated to stick to your overall fitness program. Get ready to see the results you’ve been chasing!

The Missing Girl Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

The Missing Girl


  • Author : Shirley Jackson
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2018-02-22
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN 10 : 9780241339299

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The Missing Girl Excerpt :

' "Of course, no one would want to say anything about a girl like this that's missing..." ' Malice, paranoia and creeping dread lie beneath the surface of ordinary American life in these chilling miniature masterworks of unease. Penguin Modern: fifty new books celebrating the pioneering spirit of the iconic Penguin Modern Classics series, with each one offering a concentrated hit of its contemporary, international flavour. Here are authors ranging from Kathy Acker to James Baldwin, Truman Capote to Stanislaw Lem and George Orwell to Shirley Jackson; essays radical and inspiring; poems moving and disturbing; stories surreal and fabulous; taking us from the deep South to modern Japan, New York's underground scene to the farthest reaches of outer space.

Shirley Jackson  A Rather Haunted Life Book
Score: 4
From 13 Ratings

Shirley Jackson A Rather Haunted Life


  • Author : Ruth Franklin
  • Publisher : Liveright Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-09-27
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN 10 : 9781631492129

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Shirley Jackson A Rather Haunted Life Excerpt :

Winner • National Book Critics Circle Award (Biography) Winner • Edgar Award (Critical/Biographical) Winner • Bram Stoker Award (Nonfiction) A New York Times Notable Book A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Pick of the Year Named one of the Best Books of the Year by Entertainment Weekly, NPR, TIME, Boston Globe, NYLON, San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Times, Kirkus Reviews, and Booklist In this “thoughtful and persuasive” biography, award-winning biographer Ruth Franklin establishes Shirley Jackson as a “serious and accomplished literary artist” (Charles McGrath, New York Times Book Review). Instantly heralded for its “masterful” and “thrilling” portrayal (Boston Globe), Shirley Jackson reveals the tumultuous life and inner darkness of the literary genius behind such classics as “The Lottery” and The Haunting of Hill House. In this “remarkable act of reclamation” (Neil Gaiman), Ruth Franklin envisions Jackson as “belonging to the great tradition of Hawthorne, Poe and James” (New York Times Book Review) and demonstrates how her unique contribution to the canon “so uncannily channeled women’s nightmares and contradictions that it is ‘nothing less than the secret history of American women of her era’ ” (Washington Post). Franklin investigates the “interplay between the life, the work, and the times with real skill and insight, making this fine book a real contribution not only to biography, but to mid-20th-century women’s history” (Chicago Tribune). “Wisely rescu[ing] Shirley Jackson from any semblance of obscurity” (Lena Dunham), Franklin’s invigorating portrait stands as the definitive biography of a generational avatar and an American literary genius.

The Sundial Book
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

The Sundial


  • Author : Shirley Jackson
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Release Date : 2016-01-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 9781551999500

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The Sundial Excerpt :

Family squabbles and apocalyptic prophecies come together in this unique, wonderful novel. In the wake of the Halloran family’s patriarch falling (or, perhaps, being pushed) down the stairs, his elderly mother seizes control of the family home and threatens to kicks many of the inhabitants out. This alone would be enough to cause an uproar, but his sister sees a vision in which he foretells a coming apocalypse that will only spare those left in Halloran house. Now the family must prepare for the coming of a strange, new world – and determine if anyone else will be invited to join them. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Let Me Tell You Book
Score: 3.5
From 7 Ratings

Let Me Tell You


  • Author : Shirley Jackson
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2015-08-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812997675

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Let Me Tell You Excerpt :

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR • From the renowned author of “The Lottery” and The Haunting of Hill House, a spectacular new volume of previously unpublished and uncollected stories, essays, and other writings. Features “Family Treasures,” nominated for the Edgar Award for Best Short Story Shirley Jackson is one of the most important American writers of the last hundred years. Since her death in 1965, her place in the landscape of twentieth-century fiction has grown only more exalted. As we approach the centenary of her birth comes this astonishing compilation of fifty-six pieces—more than forty of which have never been published before. Two of Jackson’s children co-edited this volume, culling through the vast archives of their mother’s papers at the Library of Congress, selecting only the very best for inclusion. Let Me Tell You brings together the deliciously eerie short stories Jackson is best known for, along with frank, inspiring lectures on writing; comic essays about her large, boisterous family; and whimsical drawings. Jackson’s landscape here is most frequently domestic: dinner parties and bridge, household budgets and homeward-bound commutes, children’s games and neighborly gossip. But this familiar setting is also her most subversive: She wields humor, terror, and the uncanny to explore the real challenges of marriage, parenting, and community—the pressure of social norms, the veins of distrust in love, the constant lack of time and space. For the first time, this collection showcases Shirley Jackson’s radically different modes of writing side by side. Together they show her to be a magnificent storyteller, a sharp, sly humorist, and a powerful feminist. This volume includes a Foreword by the celebrated literary critic and Jackson biographer Ruth Franklin. Praise for Let Me Tell You “Stunning.”—O: The Oprah Magazine “Let us now—at last—celebrate dangerous women writers: how cheering to see justice done w

Shirley Jackson Book

Shirley Jackson


  • Author : Bernice M. Murphy
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2005-10-05
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780786423125

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Shirley Jackson Excerpt :

"This collection of essays widens the scope of Jackson scholarship with new writing on works such as The road through the wall and We have always lived in the castle and topics from Jackson's domestic fiction to ethics, cosmology, and eschatology. The book makes available some of the significant Jackson scholarship published in the last two decades"--Provided by publisher.

Hangsaman Book
Score: 3.5
From 12 Ratings

Hangsaman


  • Author : Shirley Jackson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2013-06-25
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101616765

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Hangsaman Excerpt :

Shirley Jackson's chilling second novel, based on her own experiences and an actual mysterious disappearance Seventeen-year-old Natalie Waite longs to escape home for college. Her father is a domineering and egotistical writer who keeps a tight rein on Natalie and her long-suffering mother. When Natalie finally does get away, however, college life doesn’t bring the happiness she expected. Little by little, Natalie is no longer certain of anything—even where reality ends and her dark imaginings begin. Chilling and suspenseful, Hangsaman is loosely based on the real-life disappearance of a Bennington College sophomore in 1946. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

A Spell of Winter Book
Score: 3.5
From 13 Ratings

A Spell of Winter


  • Author : Helen Dunmore
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2007-10-25
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141933412

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A Spell of Winter Excerpt :

Bestselling author Helen Dunmore's third novel, A Spell of Winter won the 1996 Orange Prize. Catherine and her brother, Rob, don't know why they have been abandoned by their parents. Incarcerated in the enormous country house of their grandfather - 'the man from nowhere' - they create a refuge against their family's dark secrets, and against the outside world as it moves towards the First World War. As time passes, their sibling love deepens and crosses into forbidden territory. But they are not as alone in the house as they believe... 'A marvellous novel about forbidden passions and the terrible consequences of thwarted love. Dunmore is one of the finest English writers' Daily Mail 'A hugely involving story which often stops you in your tracks with the beauty of its writing' Observer 'An electrifying and original talent, a writer whose style is characterized by a lyrical, dreamy intensity' Guardian Helen Dunmore has published eleven novels with Penguin: Zennor in Darkness , which won the McKitterick Prize; Burning Bright; A Spell of Winter, which won the Orange Prize; Talking to the Dead; Your Blue-Eyed Boy; With Your Crooked Heart; The Siege, which was shortlisted for the 2001 Whitbread Novel of the Year Award and for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2002; Mourning Ruby; House of Orphan; Counting the Stars and The Betrayal, which was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize 2010. She is also a poet, children's novelist and short-story writer.

Dark Tales Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Dark Tales


  • Author : Shirley Jackson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2017-10-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780143132004

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Dark Tales Excerpt :

For the first time in one volume, a collection of Shirley Jackson’s scariest stories, with a foreword by PEN/Hemingway Award winner Ottessa Moshfegh After the publication of her short story “The Lottery” in the New Yorker in 1948 received an unprecedented amount of attention, Shirley Jackson was quickly established as a master horror storyteller. This collection of classic and newly reprinted stories provides readers with more of her unsettling, dark tales, including the “The Possibility of Evil” and “The Summer People.” In these deliciously dark stories, the daily commute turns into a nightmarish game of hide and seek, the loving wife hides homicidal thoughts and the concerned citizen might just be an infamous serial killer. In the haunting world of Shirley Jackson, nothing is as it seems and nowhere is safe, from the city streets to the crumbling country pile, and from the small-town apartment to the dark, dark woods. There’s something sinister in suburbia. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.