The Haunting of Hill House

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Dramatists Play Service, Inc., Jan 1, 1964 - Fiction - 78 pages
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Winner of the American Theatre Critics Association Award for Distinguished Playwriting. A powerful, picaresque and richly humorous study of backwoods religion which has enjoyed widespread success in the nation's leading regional theatres. Dealing with the
  

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Jackson's writing is absolutely lovely. - LibraryThing
Jackson's prose is mesmerising. - LibraryThing
The plot has to be a bit understated. - LibraryThing

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Writing this review I'm not sure where to start with this. I don't want to be too harsh, because it wasn't all that bad, but I did read it with higher expectations than what was actually delivered ... Read full review

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Meh. I suppose I can see why this novel is so beloved and is held as one of the forefathers of modern day horror, but it was pretty boring for me. The characters and the dialogue are thin. The plot was putting me to sleep. Read full review

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Contents

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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