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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User Review  - bhabeck - LibraryThing

This is one of those books that just seems like it's about a "whole lot of nothing" - the characters weren't interesting, the storyline was silly and by the end of the book all I could think was "what a waste of two days" Read full review

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User Review  - Stahl-Ricco - LibraryThing

Well, I liked the characters and the dialogue and how the author set up the tension of the house. But nothing really happens until page 127, and really, nothing really happens. I would be scared to be in that house, but... Still, I LOVE Mrs. Dudley, so there you go! Read full review

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About the author (1987)

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

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