The Haunting of Hill House

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Buccaneer Books, 1987 - Fiction - 174 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

Contents

Section 1
5
Section 2
26
Section 3
146
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About the author (1987)

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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