We Have Always Lived in the Castle
Score: 4
From 158 Ratings

We Have Always Lived in the Castle


  • Author : Shirley Jackson
  • Publisher : New Canadian Library
  • Release Date : 2016-01-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 124
  • ISBN 10 : 9781551999524


We Have Always Lived in the Castle Book Description :

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
Score: 4
From 158 Ratings

We Have Always Lived in the Castle


  • Author : Shirley Jackson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Families
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9780143129547


We Have Always Lived in the Castle Book Description :

Originally published: New York: Viking Press, 1962.

The Haunting of Hill House
Score: 2.5
From 4 Ratings

The Haunting of Hill House


  • Author : Shirley Jackson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2013-10-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101663004


The Haunting of Hill House Book Description :

The greatest haunted house story ever written, the inspiration for a 10-part Netflix series directed by Mike Flanagan and starring Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, and Timothy Hutton 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. 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.

Shirley Jackson  Influences and Confluences

Shirley Jackson Influences and Confluences


  • Author : Melanie R. Anderson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-05-20
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317055266


Shirley Jackson Influences and Confluences Book Description :

The popularity of such widely known works as "The Lottery" and The Haunting of Hill House has tended to obscure the extent of Shirley Jackson's literary output, which includes six novels, a prodigious number of short stories, and two volumes of domestic sketches. Organized around the themes of influence and intertextuality, this collection places Jackson firmly within the literary cohort of the 1950s. The contributors investigate the work that informed her own fiction and discuss how Jackson inspired writers of literature and film. The collection begins with essays that tease out what Jackson's writing owes to the weird tale, detective fiction, the supernatural tradition, and folklore, among other influences. The focus then shifts to Jackson's place in American literature and the impact of her work on women's writing, campus literature, and the graphic novelist Alison Bechdel. The final two essays examine adaptations of The Haunting of Hill House and Jackson's influence on contemporary American horror cinema. Taken together, the essays offer convincing evidence that half a century following her death, readers and writers alike are still finding value in Jackson’s words.

The Haunting of Hill House  Horror Classic
Score: 2
From 3 Ratings

The Haunting of Hill House Horror Classic


  • Author : Shirley Jackson
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Release Date : 2018-12-21
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 193
  • ISBN 10 : 9788027247417


The Haunting of Hill House Horror Classic Book Description :

This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Hill House is an 80 year-old mansion built by long-deceased Hugh Crain. The story concerns four main characters: Dr. John Montague, an investigator of the supernatural; Eleanor Vance, a shy young woman who resents having lived as a recluse caring for her demanding invalid mother; Theodora, a flamboyant, bohemian, possibly lesbian artist; and Luke Sanderson, the young heir to Hill House, who is also the host to the others. Dr. Montague hopes to find scientific evidence of the existence of the supernatural. He rents Hill House for a summer and invites as his guests several people whom he has chosen because of their past experience with paranormal events. Of these, only Eleanor and Theodora accept. All four of the inhabitants begin to experience strange events while in the house, including unseen noises and ghosts roaming the halls at night, strange writing on the walls and other unexplained events. Eleanor tends to experience phenomena to which the others are oblivious. At the same time, Eleanor may be losing touch with reality...A finalist for the National Book Award, The Haunting of Hill House is considered as one of the best literary ghost stories published during the 20th century, even by stalwarts like Stephen King. It has been made into two feature films, a TV series and a play. Jackson's novel relies on terror rather than horror to elicit emotion in the reader, utilizing complex relationships between the mysterious events in the house and the characters' psyches. A must read!

Novels and Stories
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

Novels and Stories


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


Novels and Stories Book Description :

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.

Shirley Jackson  A Rather Haunted Life
Score: 3.5
From 8 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


Shirley Jackson A Rather Haunted Life Book Description :

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 Vanderbeekers to the Rescue
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

The Vanderbeekers to the Rescue


  • Author : Karina Yan Glaser
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2019-09-17
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780358162117


The Vanderbeekers to the Rescue Book Description :

A New York Times best-selling series! Harlem’s favorite family returns in the third installment in the Vanderbeerkers series, wherein the Vanderbeeker kids find themselves racing to save their mother’s baking business from city closure. Illustrated with delightful black and white illustrations. For the Vanderbeeker kids of Harlem’s 141st Street, spring break couldn’t be off to a better start. Isa’s back from band camp, Oliver’s building his first-ever treehouse in the backyard of the brownstone, and Laney, Jess, and Hyacinth are excited to help their mother when she gets the once-in-a-lifetime chance to star in a cooking magazine. But the Vanderbeekers’ plans go off the rails when an unexpected visit from city officials puts their mother’s bakery in jeopardy. Now they’ll have to band together to save the day before they’re out of business. Perfect for fans of The Penderwicks and Front Desk.

Heart s Blood
Score: 4
From 34 Ratings

Heart s Blood


  • Author : Juliet Marillier
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2009-11-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101149249


Heart s Blood Book Description :

National bestselling author Juliet Marillier revisits the classic fairy tale of Beauty and the Beast in this “engaging Gaelic fantasy romance staring two fascinating reluctant souls”(Genre Go Round Reviews). Whistling Tor is a place of secrets, a mysterious, wooded hill housing the crumbling fortress belonging to Anluan—a chieftain whose name is spoken throughout the region in tones of revulsion and bitterness. A curse lies over Anluan’s family and his people, and the woods themselves hold a perilous force whose every whisper threatens doom. Then the young scribe Caitrin appears in Anluan’s garden, admiring the rare plant known as heart’s blood. Retained to sort through entangled family documents, Caitrin brings about unexpected changes in the household, casting a hopeful light against the despairing shadows. But even as Caitrin brings solace to Anluan, and the promise of something more between them, he remains in thrall to the darkness surrounding Whistling Tor. To free Anluan’s burdened soul, Caitrin must unravel the web of sorcery woven by his ancestors before it claims his life—and their love...

The Witchcraft of Salem Village
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Witchcraft of Salem Village


  • Author : Shirley Jackson
  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2011-02-02
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307779885


The Witchcraft of Salem Village Book Description :

Stories of magic, superstition, and witchcraft were strictly forbidden in the little town of Salem Village. But a group of young girls ignored those rules, spellbound by the tales told by a woman named Tituba. When questioned about their activities, the terrified girls set off a whirlwind of controversy as they accused townsperson after townsperson of being witches. Author Shirley Jackson examines in careful detail this horrifying true story of accusations, trials, and executions that shook a community to its foundations.