The Haunting of Hill House

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Dramatists Play Service, Inc., Jan 1, 1964 - Fiction - 78 pages
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THE STORY: Cut off from the outside world by its remote location and shunned by all who know its forbidding and sinister reputation, Hill House has remained empty and silent except for the daily visits of its grumbling caretaker, Mrs. Dudley. Its i

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I love this book, haunted houses had been done to death before this book was ever written and still it redefined the haunted house genre. I think its the all pervading sense of sadness and loss which ... Read full review

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After reading the book, I am surprised how closely The Haunting remake with Catherine Zeta-Jones stuck to the book. The movie was definitely more psychedelic, but even the undercurrent of lesbian attraction is in the book, which must have been pretty unusual for the time. Read full review

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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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