The haunting of Hill House

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, 1987 - Fiction - 246 pages
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Past the rusted gates and untrimmed hedges, Hill House broods and waits...

Four seekers have come to the ugly, abandoned old mansion: Dr. Montague, and occult scholar looking for solid evidence of the psychic phenomenon called haunting; Theodora, his lovely and lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a lonely, homeless girl well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the adventurous future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable noises and self-closing doors, but Hill House is gathering its powers and will soon choose one of them to make its own...

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I heard so much hype about how scary this book is. I have to admit at some points I was on edge but nothing freaky or scary about this one. I did enjoy reading the book. Or maybe I didn't get to truly understand it, i did get interrupted so many times while reading so I might have to read it again.  

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This book, published in 1959, tells the story of four people who arrive at the abandoned Hill House in an attempt to find evidence of supernatural activity. The experiment is organised by Dr Montague ... Read full review


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Shirley Jackson (19191965), a celebrated writer of horror, wrote many stories as well as six novels and two works of nonfiction.

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