We Have Always Lived in the Castle

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Penguin, 2006 - Fiction - 146 pages
Taking readers deep into a labyrinth of dark neurosis, We Have Always Lived in the Castle is a deliciously unsettling novel about a perverse, isolated, and possibly murderous family and the struggle that ensues when a cousin arrives at their estate. This edition features a new introduction by Jonathan Lethem.


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Classic 20th Century American Gothic

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I agreed with another reviewer, you will think about this book long after you finish reading it. There are three books that to me represent different facets of the mid-20th century girl-coming-of-age ... Read full review

Stayed with me

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Whenever I read a book what determines if it was really good or not is if I think about it after and for how long. This book stayed with me. Its short so you can read it in a day. It kept me thinking ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Shirley Jackson (1919–1965), a celebrated writer of horror, wrote many stories as well as six novels and two works of nonfiction.

Jonathan Lethem is the author of numerous acclaimed novels, including Motherless Brooklyn and The Fortress of Solitude.

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