Dark Tales - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)
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Dark Tales - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback 208 Pages / Published: 28/09/2017
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Step into the unsettling world of Shirley Jackson this autumn with a collection of her finest, darkest short stories, revealing the queen of American gothic at her mesmerising best.

There's something nasty in suburbia. In these deliciously dark tales, the daily commute turns into a nightmarish game of hide and seek, the loving wife hides homicidal thoughts and the concerned citizen might just be an infamous serial killer. In the haunting world of Shirley Jackson, nothing is as it seems and nowhere is safe, from the city streets to the country manor, and from the small-town apartment to the dark, dark woods...

Includes the following stories: 'The Possibility of Evil'; 'Louisa, Please Come Home'; 'Paranoia'; 'The Honeymoon of Mrs Smith'; 'The Story We Used to Tell'; 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice'; 'Jack the Ripper'; 'The Beautiful Stranger'; 'All She Said Was Yes'; 'What a Thought'; 'The Bus'; 'Family Treasures'; 'A Visit'; 'The Good Wife'; 'The Man in the Woods'; 'Home'; 'The Summer People'.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241308493
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 157 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 12 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Shirley Jackson's stories are among the most terrifying ever written ... No-one can touch her -- Donna Tartt
In each story in the collection, the everyday world becomes tinted with an odd sheen of terror ... In Jackson's world, the safe house is a trap. Enter it, and you might get lost in the dark -- Ottessa Moshfegh
The world of Shirley Jackson is eerie and unforgettable -- A. M. Homes
Dark Tales reveals a superior gothic writer ... Shirley Jackson's menacing gothic tales are a joy to rediscover * The Times *
One of the great practitioners of the literature of the darker impulses -- Paul Theroux
An amazing writer -- Neil Gaiman
An excellent primer for her short fiction * The Pool *

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“Excellent collection of suspenseful stories”

Shirley Jackson is a masterful writer. Like most short story collections, this one is hit and miss - some of the stories are instantly forgettable, some are pure genius - but there are more of the genius kind than the... More

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Amalia Gkavea

“Shirley Jackson's stories are not to be missed.”

‘’Miss Adela Strangeworth stepped daintily along Main Street on her way to the grocery. The sun was shining, the air was fresh and clear after the night’s heavy rain, and everything in Miss Strangeworth’s little town... More

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