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The haunting of Hill House

Author: Shirley Jackson
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2018.
Series: Penguin classics
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a "haunting"; Theodora, his lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Fiction
Horror fiction
Paranormal fiction
Ghost stories
Gothic fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shirley Jackson
ISBN: 9780143134190 0143134191 0241389690 9780241389690
OCLC Number: 1056252189
Description: 233 pages ; 20 cm
Series Title: Penguin classics
Responsibility: Shirley Jackson.

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The story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a "haunting"; Theodora, his lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But Hill House is gathering its powers -- and soon it will choose one of them to make its own.

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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 * Daily Telegraph * The quintessential Read more...

 
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