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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I am on a horror kick recently (I blame the Nocturnal Reader’s Box) and The Haunting of Hill House is a book that has been on my TBR forever! I am a bit ashamed to admit I’ve seen The Haunting (you’re ... Read full review

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Jackson is a master of creating female characters who are both pitiful and terrifyingly warped. Here, our protagonist's increasingly skewed outlook, her bottomless neediness, her hate and barely ... Read full review

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Section 1
3
Section 2
4
Section 3
5
Section 4
32
Section 5
60
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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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