The Haunting of Hill House

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Dramatists Play Service, Inc., 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  - LGandT - LibraryThing

Great little horror story, though the main character annoyed me to no end. No gore, no violence just good old fashion suspense and classic horror. The imagery is good, love the setting. Some great tense moments Read full review

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User Review  - JaredOrlando - LibraryThing

Is the Haunting of Hill House the greatest horror novel of all time? Debatable. Is it one of them? I think you could argue that. If it is anything, it is downright creepy, and necessary reading for those wanting to have trouble sleeping. 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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