The Haunting of Hill House

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Penguin, Nov 28, 2006 - Fiction - 208 pages
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The classic supernatural thriller by an author who helped define the genre

First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror. It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a "haunting"; Theodora, his lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But Hill House is gathering its powers—and soon it will choose one of them to make its own.

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User Review  - JaredOrlando - LibraryThing

Is the Haunting of Hill House the greatest horror novel of all time? Debatable. Is it one of them? I think you could argue that. If it is anything, it is downright creepy, and necessary reading for those wanting to have trouble sleeping. Read full review

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User Review  - anacskie - LibraryThing

It was not scary as I thought it should be. But somehow I'm glad it was not. I do not read Horror books and only borrowed this from my local library because this is the book of the month in my book club. Read full review

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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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