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Hangsaman - Shirley Jackson, Francine Prose
Hangsaman
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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... show more
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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780143107040 (0143107046)
ASIN: 143107046
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
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Moonlight Reader
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4.5 Hangsaman by Shirley Jackson
Cross-posted on my blog The Bluestocking Literary Society. Hangsaman was Jackson’s second novel, after The Road through the Wall, which was published in 1948. Published in 1951, Hangsaman is nominally abildungsroman about a college freshman named Natalie Waite who attends a Bennington College-like...
coffee & ink
coffee & ink rated it
I'm really excited Penguin has started republishing Jackson's other novels (by which I mean all of them except We Have Always Lived in the Castle and The Haunting of Hill House), but I'm not sure doing them in chronological order was the best idea. The Sundial is just as great as the famous ones, Th...
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