The Haunting of Hill House (Penguin Horror)

഍ Free Read $0.00 ⠕ The Haunting of Hill House (Penguin Horror)  ඊ ePUB Author Shirley Jackson ජ ഍ Free Read $0.00 ⠕ The Haunting of Hill House (Penguin Horror) ඊ ePUB Author Shirley Jackson ජ Shirley Jackson s The Haunting of Hill House has unnerved readers since its original publication in 1959 A tale of subtle, psychological terror, it has earned its place as one of the significant haunted house stories of the ages Eleanor Vance has always been a loner shy, vulnerable, and bitterly resentful of the 11 years she lost while nursing her dying mother She had spent so long alone, with no one to love, that it was difficult for her to talk, even casually, to another person without self consciousness and an awkward inability to find words Eleanor has always sensed that one day something big would happen, and one day it does She receives an unusual invitation from Dr John Montague, a man fascinated by supernatural manifestations He organizes a ghost watch, inviting people who have been touched by otherworldly events A paranormal incident from Eleanor s childhood qualifies her to be a part of Montague s bizarre study along with headstrong Theodora, his assistant, and Luke, a well to do aristocrat They meet at Hill House a notorious estate in New England Hill House is a foreboding structure of towers, buttresses, Gothic spires, gargoyles, strange angles, and rooms within rooms a place without kindness, never meant to be lived in Although Eleanor s initial reaction is to flee, the house has a mesmerizing effect, and she begins to feel a strange kind of bliss that entices her to stay Eleanor is a magnet for the supernatural she hears deathly wails, feels terrible chills, and sees ghostly apparitions Once again she feels isolated and alone neither Theo nor Luke attract so much eerie company But the physical horror of Hill House is always subtle disturbing is the emotional torment Eleanor endures Intense, literary, and harrowing, The Haunting of Hill House belongs in the same dark league as Henry James s classic ghost story, The Turn of the Screw Naomi GesingerPraise for Penguin Horror Classics The new Penguin Horror editions, selected by Guillermo del Toro, feature some of the best art direction by Paul Buckley I ve seen in a cover in quite some time Cory Doctorow, Boing BoingEach cover does a pretty spectacular job of evoking the mood of the title in bold, screenprint style iconography Dan Solomon, Fast Company Charles short story Wikipedia Charles is a by Shirley Jackson, first published in Mademoiselle July It was later included her collection, The Lottery and Other Haunting of Hill House House Audible Audio Edition Bernadette Dunne, Inc Blackstone Books The Haunting of Hill House (Penguin Horror)

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    • The Haunting of Hill House (Penguin Horror)
    • Shirley Jackson
    • English
    • 17 November 2016
    • 265 pages

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