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The Haunting of Hill House - (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) by Shirley Jackson (Paperback)

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About the Book



"Originally published: New York: Viking Press, 1959; Edition with an introduction by Laura Miller published 2006"--Title page verso.



Book Synopsis



A deluxe edition of the greatest haunted house story ever written--the inspiration for the hit Netflix horror series!

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.



Review Quotes




"[One of] the only two great novels of the supernatural in the last hundred years." --Stephen King

"The scariest book I've ever read." --Carmen Maria Machado, author of Her Body and Other Parties

"The books that have profoundly scared me...are few....But Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House beat them all...It scared me as a teenager and it haunts me still."--Neil Gaiman, author of Norse Mythology



About the Author



Shirley Jackson (1916-1965) received wide critical acclaim for her short story "The Lottery," which was first published in the New Yorker in 1948. Her works available from Penguin Classics include We Have Always Lived in the Castle, The Haunting of Hill House, Come Along with Me, Hangsaman, The Bird's Nest, and The Sundial, as well as Life Among the Savages and Raising Demons available from Penguin.

Laura Miller (Introduction), a journalist and critic living in New York, is books and culture columnist for Slate. She is a co-founder of Salon.com, where she worked for twenty years. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, Harper's, the Guardian, and the New York Times Book Review, where she wrote the "Last Word." She is the author of The Magician's Book: A Skeptic's Adventures in Narnia and editor of The Salon.com Reader's Guide to Contemporary Authors.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.3 Inches (H) x 5.2 Inches (W) x .8 Inches (D)
Weight: .7 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 272
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Horror
Series Title: Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition
Publisher: Penguin Group
Format: Paperback
Author: Shirley Jackson
Language: English
Street Date: September 27, 2016
TCIN: 51409790
UPC: 9780143129370
Item Number (DPCI): 248-20-7562
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.8 inches length x 5.2 inches width x 8.3 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.7 pounds
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