The Haunting of Hill House

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Dramatists Play Service, Inc., Oct 1, 1964 - Fiction - 78 pages
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THE STORY: Cut off from the outside world by its remote location and shunned by all who know its forbidding and sinister reputation, Hill House has remained empty and silent except for the daily visits of its grumbling caretaker, Mrs. Dudley. Its i

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User Review  - bhabeck - LibraryThing

This is one of those books that just seems like it's about a "whole lot of nothing" - the characters weren't interesting, the storyline was silly and by the end of the book all I could think was "what a waste of two days" Read full review

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User Review  - Stahl-Ricco - LibraryThing

Well, I liked the characters and the dialogue and how the author set up the tension of the house. But nothing really happens until page 127, and really, nothing really happens. I would be scared to be in that house, but... Still, I LOVE Mrs. Dudley, so there you go! Read full review

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About the author (1964)

Shirley Jackson was born in San Francisco, California on December, 14, 1919. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Syracuse University in 1940. Much of her writing was done during the years she was raising her children. She is best-known for the short story The Lottery, which was first published in 1948 and adapted for television in 1952 and into play form in 1953. Her published works include articles, nonfiction prose, plays, poetry, seven novels, and fifty-five short stories. Her other works include Life among the Savages, Raising Demons, The Haunting of Hill House, which was adapted to film, and We Have Always Lived in the Castle. She died on August 8, 1965 at the age of 45.

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