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Jackson, Shirley 1916-1965

Works: 317 works in 1,117 publications in 14 languages and 43,600 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Short stories  History  Biography  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Film adaptations  Gothic fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Performer, Bibliographic antecedent, Adapter, Lyricist, Creator, Narrator, Scenarist
Classifications: PS3519.A392, 813.54
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Publications about Shirley Jackson
Publications by Shirley Jackson
Publications by Shirley Jackson, published posthumously.
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Most widely held works by Shirley Jackson
The haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson( Book )
117 editions published between 1953 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 4,584 libraries worldwide
An anthropologist conducts an unusual research project in a reputedly haunted house
We have always lived in the castle by Shirley Jackson( Book )
85 editions published between 1962 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 3,574 libraries worldwide
The story of two sisters who have become recluses after the arsenic poisoning of four members of their family
The lottery and other stories by Shirley Jackson( Book )
57 editions published between 1948 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,269 libraries worldwide
Collects short stories by Shirley Jackson, including "Like Mother Used to Make," "Afternoon in Linen," "A Fine Old Firm," as well as "The Lottery."
Come along with me : part of a novel, sixteen stories, and three lectures by Shirley Jackson( Book )
26 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in English and held by 1,797 libraries worldwide
Come along with me -- Fourteen stories: Janice -- Tootie in peonage -- A cauliflower in her hair -- I know who I love -- The beautiful stranger -- The summer people -- Island -- A visit -- The rock -- A day in the jungle -- Pajama party -- Louisa, please come home -- The little house -- The bus -- Three lectures, with two stories: Experience and fiction -- The night we all had grippe -- Biography of a story -- The lottery -- Notes for a young writer
The witchcraft of Salem Village by Shirley Jackson( Book )
22 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in English and Persian and held by 1,776 libraries worldwide
Describes the social and religious conditions surrounding the Salem witch hunts, the extensive trials and executions, and the aftermath of the hysteria
Just an ordinary day by Shirley Jackson( Book )
11 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,700 libraries worldwide
Fifty-odd stories, half of them never published before. The new lot includes a story on a girl who gets the devil to sell her his soul. Jackson (1919-1965) wrote The Haunting of Hill House
The magic of Shirley Jackson by Shirley Jackson( Book )
10 editions published between 1965 and 1974 in English and held by 1,323 libraries worldwide
This collection is a generous selection of Jackson's work, consisting of three complete books:The Bird's Nest, Life Among the Savages, Raising Demons, and eleven short stories--including the world-famous The Lottery
Novels and stories : the lottery, the haunting of Hill House, We have always lived in the castle, other stories and sketches by Shirley Jackson( Book )
13 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,233 libraries worldwide
"In just two decades--she died in 1965, at the age of 48--Shirley Jackson created a weird and distinctive world of fiction, one in which a grinning death's head lies just behind the smiling mask of so-called everyday life. She first displayed her genius for conjuring daylight demons in The Lottery, the classic collection whose world-famous title story is an allegory of bloodlust and blind obedience to tradition. She perfected it in two great Gothic novels: The Haunting of Hill House, the tale of an achingly empathetic young woman chosen by a haunted house to be its new tenant, and We Have Always Lived in the castle, the unrepentant confessions of Miss Merricat Blackwood, a cunning adolescent who has gone to quite unusual lengths to preserve her ideal of family happiness. All three books are here, together with 21 other stories and sketchest--two of them previously uncollected--that present the author in all her many modes: unrivalled mistress of the macabre, groundbreaking domestic humorist, and subtle social satirist."--Jacket
The sundial by Shirley Jackson( Book )
35 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 883 libraries worldwide
When the Halloran clan gathers at the family home for a funeral, no one is surprised when the somewhat peculiar Aunt Fanny wanders off into the secret garden. But then she returns to report an astonishing vision of an apocalypse from which only the Hallorans and their hangers-on will be spared, and the family finds itself engulfed in growing madness, fear, and violence as they prepare for a terrible new world
The bird's nest by Shirley Jackson( Book )
39 editions published between 1954 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 854 libraries worldwide
Fictional study of a multiple personality
The lottery, or, The adventures of James Harris by Shirley Jackson( Book )
18 editions published between 1949 and 1991 in English and Polish and held by 837 libraries worldwide
Shirley Jackson's first collection of short fiction includes the classic title story of a small town that continues a ritual begun so many generations before them that they no longer know why they do it
The lottery by Shirley Jackson( Book )
50 editions published between 1943 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 831 libraries worldwide
The people of a village perform their annual lottery, with startling consequences for the recipient of the one paper with the black spot
More classics to read aloud to your children by William F Russell( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 701 libraries worldwide
Selections for reading aloud from poems, novels, and plays by Blake, Longfellow, O. Henry, Twain, Shakespeare, Poe, and other well-known authors
Hangsaman by Shirley Jackson( Book )
29 editions published between 1951 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 658 libraries worldwide
Seventeen-year-old Natalie Waite longs to escape home for college. Her father is a domineering and egotistical writer who keeps a tight rein on Natalie and her long-suffering mother. When Natalie finally does get away, however, college life doesn't bring the happiness she expected. Little by little, Natalie is no longer certain of anything--even where reality ends and her dark imaginings begin. Chilling and suspenseful, Hangsaman is loosely based on the real-life disappearance of a Bennington College sophomore in 1946
The haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson( file )
15 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 570 libraries worldwide
Four seekers have come to the ugly, abandoned old mansion: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of the psychic phenomenon call haunting; Theodora, his lovely and lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, the lonely, homeless girl acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the adventurous future heir of Hill House
9 magic wishes by Shirley Jackson( Book )
10 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in English and held by 535 libraries worldwide
A child meets a magician who grants eight wonderfully fantastic wishes, with one wish left over for someone else to find
We have always lived in the castle by Shirley Jackson( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and held by 480 libraries worldwide
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
The road through the wall by Shirley Jackson( Book )
18 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in English and held by 315 libraries worldwide
"Pepper Street is a really nice, safe California neighborhood. The houses are tidy and the lawns are neatly mowed. Of course, the country club is close by, and lots of pleasant folks live there. The only problem is they knocked down the wall at the end of the street to make way for a road to a new housing development. Now, that's not good, it's just not good at all. Satirically exploring what happens when a smug suburban neighborhood is breached by awful, unavoidable truths, The Road Through the Wall is the tale that launched Shirley Jackson's heralded career"--Publisher's website
The lottery, and other stories by Shirley Jackson( Sound Recording )
15 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 315 libraries worldwide
A powerful collection of short stories by Shirley Jackson. "The Lottery," one of the most terrifying stories of the twentieth century, created a sensation when it was first published in the New Yorker. "Powerful and haunting," and "nights of unrest" were typical reader responses. This collection, the only one to appear during Jackson's lifetime, unites "The Lottery" with twenty-four equally unusual stories. Together they demonstrate her remarkable range--from the hilarious to the truly horrible--and power as a storyteller
The looking glass book of stories by Hart Day Leavitt( Book )
1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 179 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Hyman, Stanley Edgar.
Hyman, Stanley Edgar 1916-1965 Mrs
Hyman, Stanley Edgar, Mrs., 1916-1965
Jackson, Shirley
Jackson, Shirley Hardie 1916-1965
Shirley Jackson Amerikaans journalist
Shirley Jackson Amerikaans journaliste
Shirley Jackson écrivaine américaine
Shirley Jackson scrittrice e giornalista statunitense
Shirley Jackson US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin
Джексон, Шерли
Ширли Џексон
Ширлі Джексон
شرلی جکسن
ਸ਼ਰਲੀ ਜੈਕਸਨ
잭슨, 셜리 1916-1965
ジャクスン, シャーリイ
English (626)
French (17)
Italian (11)
Spanish (10)
German (8)
Polish (6)
Japanese (5)
Dutch (4)
Chinese (2)
Persian (2)
Korean (2)
Russian (1)
Multiple languages (1)
Czech (1)
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