The Haunting Of Hill House : Penguin Modern Classics
Publication Date: 1 October 2009
'Stepping into Hill House is like stepping into the mind of a madman; it isn't long before you weird yourself out' - Stephen King
Alone in the world, Eleanor is delighted to take up Dr Montague's invitation to spend a summer in the mysterious Hill House. Joining them are Theodora, an artistic 'sensitive', and Luke, heir to the house. But what begins as a light-hearted experiment is swiftly proven to be a trip into their darkest nightmares, and an investigation that one of their number may not survive.
The best-known of Shirley Jackson's novels and filmed twice as The Haunting, this is an immaculate examination of how fear can make us our own worst enemy.
'Shirley Jackson's stories are among the most terrifying ever written' Donna Tartt
About the Author
Shirley Jackson was born in San Francisco in 1916. She first received wide critical acclaim for her short story 'The Lottery', which was published in 1949. Her novels - which include The Sundial, The Bird's Nest, Hangsaman, The Road through the Wall, We Have Always Lived in the Castle and The Haunting of Hill House - are characterised by her use of realistic settings for tales that often involve elements of horror and the occult. Raising Demons and Life Among the Savages are her two works of nonfiction. Come Along With Me is a collection of stories, lectures, and part of the novel she was working on when she died in 1965.