We Have Always Lived in the Castle

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Dramatists Play Service Inc, 1967 - Drama - 214 pages
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THE STORY: The home of the Blackwoods near a Vermont village is a lonely, ominous abode, and Constance, the young mistress of the place, can't go out of the house without being insulted and stoned by the villagers. They have also composed a nasty s
 

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This was an odd story about an odd family and how the people of the town treat their oddness. Mary Catherine (Merricat) Blackwood lives with her aunt, Constance, and her invalid Uncle Julian in a ... Read full review

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Mary Katherine (Merricat) and her sister Constance live in an old house with their Uncle Julian, isolated from the nearby village where they are ostracized. They are the sole survivors of a family ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
4
Section 3
5
Section 4
37
Section 5
59
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About the author (1967)

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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