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We Have Always Lived in the Castle - Shirley Jackson
We Have Always Lived in the Castle
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Merricat Blackwood lives on the family estate with her sister Constance and her uncle Julian. Not long ago 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 has returned home, where Merricat protects... show more
Merricat Blackwood lives on the family estate with her sister Constance and her uncle Julian. Not long ago 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 has returned home, where Merricat protects her from the curiousity 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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140071078 (0140071075)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 213
Edition language: English
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Familiar Diversions
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4.0 We Have Always Lived in the Castle (audiobook) by Shirley Jackson, narrated by Bernadette Dunne
The Blackwood family used to be much bigger, but now there is only 18-year-old Mary Katherine (Merricat), her older sister Constance, their Uncle Julian, and Merricat's cat, Jonas. Merricat is the only Blackwood who ever leaves the house. She does all the grocery shopping and tries her best to act n...
Aerin
Aerin rated it
2.5 Review: We Have Always Lived in the Castle, by Shirley Jackson
For a short novel, this was a bit of a slog. The narrator and everyone surrounding her were just so deeply unpleasant to spend time with, and there's barely any plot to keep things moving. The Blackwoods had been a prominent, though not particularly well-liked family in the small New England town wh...
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4.0 We Have Always Lived in the Castle ★★★★☆
Shirley Jackson is so good at taking us inside the heads of characters who really don’t fully understand how disturbed they are, and neither do we, until we do. And that a-ha moment, when clarity hits. This story leaves me with even more questions about what is real or not and fascinated with the dy...
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