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Before there was Hill House, there was the Halloran mansion of Jackson's stunningly creepy fourth novel, The Sundial

When the Halloran clan gathers at the family home for a funeral, no one is surprised when the somewhat peculiar Aunt Fanny wanders of... Read more about The Sundial

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Shirley Jackson's third novel, a chilling descent into multiple personalities

Elizabeth is a demure twenty-three-year-old wiling her life away at a dull museum job, living with her neurotic aunt, and subsisting off her dead mother's inheritance. When... Read more about The Bird's Nest

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Winner of the 2016 AIGA + Design Observer 50 Books | 50 Covers competition

We Have Always Lived in the Castle

Taking readers deep into a labyrinth of dark neurosis, We Have Always Lived in the Castle is perhaps the crowning achievement of Shirley Ja... Read more about We Have Always Lived in the Castle

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Sylvia Plath's groundbreaking semi-autobiographical novel offers an intimate, honest and often wrenching glimpse into mental illness. The Bell Jar broke the boundaries between fiction and reality and helped cement Sylvia Plath's place as an enduring ... Read more about The Bell Jar

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Part of a new six-volume series of the best in classic horror, selected by Academy Award-winning director of The Shape of Water Guillermo del Toro

The Haunting of Hill House

The classic supernatural thriller by an author who helped define the genre. ... Read more about The Haunting of Hill House

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The compelling novel that began Shirley Jackson's legendary career 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 l... Read more about The Road Through the Wall

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For the first time in one volume, a collection of Shirley Jackson's scariest stories, with a foreword by PEN/Hemingway Award winner Ottessa Moshfegh

After the publication of her short story "The Lottery" in the New Yorker in 1948 received an unpreced... Read more about Dark Tales

#8

Excellent Women is probably the most famous of Barbara Pym's novels. The acclaim a few years ago for this early comic novel, which was hailed by Lord David Cecil as one of 'the finest examples of high comedy to have appeared in England during the pas... Read more about Excellent Women

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A seemingly ordinary village participates in a yearly lottery to determine a sacrificial victim.... Read more about The Lottery

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At twenty-nine Valancy had never been in love, and it seemed romance had passed her by. Living with her overbearing mother and meddlesome aunt, she found her only consolations in the "forbidden" books of John Foster and her daydreams of the Blue Cast... Read more about The Blue Castle

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