We Have Always Lived in the Castle

Front Cover
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.


 

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
63
4 stars
64
3 stars
26
2 stars
3
1 star
2

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - chibitika - LibraryThing

Jackson doesn’t pull any punches in this novel showcasing human ugliness. The cat is the most likable character and the author might’ve meant so. Expertly written, of course. This book is going to stay with me, I can already tell. Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - gakgakg - LibraryThing

As a child I wrote poems and short stories about people dying in funhouses, murdering their neighbors, living in solitary dreamworlds. I have watched innumerable creepy movies, read a ton of dark ... Read full review

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

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.

Bibliographic information