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The Haunting of Hill House - Shirley Jackson, Laura Miller
The Haunting of Hill House
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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:... show more
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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780143039983 (0143039989)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 182
Edition language: English
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Barks At The Moon
Barks At The Moon rated it
3.0 The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
"The house was vile. . . Hill House is vile, it is diseased, get away from here at once."I’m stingy with my stars and gave out five of them to Jackson’s We Have Always Lived in the Castle. It had it all; quirky characters, creepy goings-on and dreadful deeds and I was expecting similarly great thing...
The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it
5.0 Magnificently Unnerving
By the way, I went looking into the publishing date, and in typical wiki walk style, ended up learning about the difference between horror and terror. I need a new shelf, because this one goes into the second without question. Points I can praise without spoiling (much): The way everyone chats a...
Book Cupidity
Book Cupidity rated it
4.0 The first time one of those doors shut...I would have been outtie.
This book scared me. On the first unsuspecting night that I started reading it, I woke up around 2am and tried to use it to put myself back to sleep. Big mistake. Huge. There's probably been a million words written about this book and probably a thousand people that were inspired by it and I can...
Ani's Book Abyss
Ani's Book Abyss rated it
4.0 Quick Thoughts: The Haunting of Hill House
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson The Haunting of Hill House is definitely an excellent work of literature I would recommend to anyone interested in something timeless. As other's have stated before, ghost houses and hauntings and horror seem to be something anyone can relate with, no...
LittleBookCove
LittleBookCove rated it
4.0 The Haunting of Hill House Shirley Jackson
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"; Theo...
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