House of Stairs

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Dutton, 1974 - Juvenile Fiction - 166 pages
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Five fifteen-year-old orphans of widely varying personality characteristics are involuntarily placed in a house of endless stairs as subjects for a psychological experiment on conditioned human response.

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The House of Stairs is a story tells you about different aspects of human behavior and their turnovers with demanding situation. Boys and girls stuck in a place in the middle of nowhere and they have ... Read full review

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Five kids, strangers to each other, are shut without explanation into a house of stairs--rather, a huge, seemingly never-ending chamber that has stairs leading up and down forever. After conversing ... Read full review


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William Sleator was born on February 13, 1945 in Harve de Grace, Maryland. In 1967, he received a BA in English from Harvard University. He mainly wrote science fiction novels for young adults. His first novel, Blackbriar, was published in 1972. He wrote more than 30 books including House of Stairs, Interstellar Pig, The Green Futures of Tycho, Strange Attractors, The Spirit House, The Boy Who Couldn't Die, and The Phantom Limb. His picture book, The Angry Moon, won a Caldecott Award in 1971. He died on August 3, 2011 at the age of 66.

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