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The Haunting of Hill House - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)

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Now a major Netflix series

The best-known of Shirley Jackson's novels, and the inspiration for writers such as Neil Gaiman and Stephen King, The Haunting of Hill House is a chilling story of the power of fear.

Four seekers have arrived at the rambling old pile known as Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of psychic phenomena; Theodora, his lovely assistant; Luke, the future inheritor of the estate; and Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman with a dark past.

As they begin to cope with horrifying occurrences beyond their control or understanding, they cannot possibly know what lies ahead. For Hill House is gathering its powers - and soon it will choose one of them to make its own.

Now a major Netflix series,The Haunting of Hill House is a powerful work of slow-burning psychological horror.

If you enjoyed The Haunting of Hill House, you might like Jackson's We Have Always Lived in the Castle, also available in Penguin Modern Classics.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141191447
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 191 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm


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'Stepping into Hill House is like stepping into the mind of a madman; it isn't long before you weird yourself out' - Stephen King

'An amazing writer ... If you haven't read We Have Always Lived in the Castle or The Haunting of Hill House or any of her short stories you have missed out on something marvellous' - Neil Gaiman

'The world of Shirley Jackson is eerie and unforgettable ... She is a true master' - A. M. Homes

'One of the twentieth century's most luminous and strange American writers -- Jonathan Lethem Her books penetrate keenly to the terrible truths which sometimes hide behind comfortable fictions, to the treachery beneath cheery neighborhood faces and the plain manners of country folk' - Donna Tartt

'She is the finest master...of the cryptic, haunted tale' - The New York Times Book Review'

'A novel which at one stroke puts her unquestionably among the great masters of the genre . . . as spine-chilling . . . as anything Edgar Allan Poe dreamed up. ' - Peter Green, The Daily Telegraph

'Shirley Jackson is one of those highly idiosyncratic, inimitable writers...whose work exerts an enduring spell' - Joyce Carol Oates

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“An intelligent ghost story”

A brilliant ghost story and one of the best I've ever read. Scary and unsettling, it feels like you are right there in the room with them willing the door not to open! It has a subtle, psychological edge to it... More

Paperback edition
21st March 2012
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“A worthy ‘classic’”

This is a genuinely scary ghost story in which the terror is psychological rather than visceral. The premise is simple but brilliant, four disparate characters and an eerie house which becomes the fifth terrifying... More

Paperback edition
5th March 2017
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“The Haunting of Hill House”

A slow building psychological horror, this book tells of the events at Hill House when four strangers meet to try and gather evidence of haunting at the house but in doing so one of their number becomes more attached... More

Paperback edition
27th July 2011
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