Gothic fiction (Literary genre), American
Shirley Jackson; Bernadette Dunne; Blackstone Audio, Inc.
|ISBN:||9781441734266 1441734260 9781441734280 1441734287|
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|演员：||Read by Bernadette Dunne.|
|描述：||5 sound discs (ca. 5 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.|
|责任：||by Shirley Jackson.|
Six years after four family members died suspiciously--of arsenic poisoning, the three remaining Blackwoods--elder, agoraphobic sister Constance; wheelchair-bound Uncle Julian; and eighteen-year-old Mary Katherine, or, Merricat--live together in pleasant isolation. Merricat has developed an idiosyncratic system of rules and protective magic to guard the estate against intrusions from hostile villagers. But one day a stranger arrives--cousin Charles, with his eye on the Blackwood fortune--and manages to penetrate into their carefully shielded lives. Unable to drive him away by either polite or occult means, Merricat adopts more desperate methods, resulting in crisis, tragedy, and the revelation of a terrible secret--Container.