We Have Always Lived in the Castle
"Merricat," Said Constance, "would you like a cup of tea?""Oh, no," said Merricat, "you'll poison me."Merricat Blackwood lives on the family estate with her sister Constance and uncle Julian. Once there were seven Blackwoods--until a fatal dose of arsenic found its way into the sugar bowl one... show more
"Merricat," Said Constance, "would you like a cup of tea?""Oh, no," said Merricat, "you'll poison me."Merricat Blackwood lives on the family estate with her sister Constance and uncle Julian. Once there were seven Blackwoods--until a fatal dose of arsenic found its way into the sugar bowl one terrible night. Acquitted of the murders, Constance returned to the big old house, where Merricat protects her from the curiosity and hostility of the villagers. Their days pass in happy isolation until cousin Charles appears. Only Merricat can see the danger, and she must act swiftly to keep Constance from his grasp....Alternate Cover to ISBN: 0140071075
Publish date: 1962
Publisher: Popular Library
Pages no: 173
Edition language: English
Wowzers! Ms. Jackson does not disappoint. I watched the film first and loved it. Great caset; excellent story. They did the book justice.So very dark and mysterious. Sisters and their invalid uncle living in the family home. The town hates them for their wealth and because one of the sisters a...
This book left perturbed, very perturbed but I liked still.Guess this is a good book for the time of the year? (Not when I read it but when it was reviewed after I noticed something had made this book disappear from the reading challenge).So read 3-4 July 2019Reviewed 25 October
It was weird and I couldn’t stop reading. It’s a good book but I’m not sure I liked it. And that’s all I can say about this book. I’m not even able to rate it.
Po przeczytaniu "Nawiedzony dom na wzgórzu" postanowiłam zagłębić się w drugą pozycję Shirley Jackson. "Zawsze mieszkałyśmy w zamku" to gotycka powieść o psychodelicznym klimacie, gdzie główną bohaterką jest Mary Katherine Blackwood i mieszka wraz z siostrą Constance oraz wujkiem Julianem w rodzinne...
This is like a demented Grey Gardens or something. The plot is rather simplistic, so what basically gets you is the mood and atmosphere. Like some of Jackson's other works, it considers the cost of rumor and gossip on a family. Merricat lives in a house in a middle of a wood with her uncle and s...