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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 01 October 2009
  • ISBN : 9780141927558
  • Page : 176 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 180 voters

We Have Always Lived in the Castle Book Summary/Review:

Shirley Jackson's masterpiece: the deliciously dark and funny story of Merricat, tomboy teenager, beloved sister - and possible lunatic. 'Her greatest book ... at once whimsical and harrowing, a miniaturist's charmingly detailed fantasy sketched inside a mausoleum ... Through depths and depths and bloodwarm depths we fall, until the surface is only an eerie gleam high above, nearly forgotten; and the deeper we sink, the deeper we want to go' Donna Tartt, author of The Goldfinch Living in the Blackwood family home with only her sister Constance and her Uncle Julian for company, Merricat just wants to preserve their delicate way of life. But ever since Constance was acquitted of murdering the rest of the family, the world isn't leaving the Blackwoods alone. And when Cousin Charles arrives, armed with overtures of friendship and a desperate need to get into the safe, Merricat must do everything in her power to protect the remaining family. This Penguin edition includes an afterword by the acclaimed novelist Joyce Carol Oates. All Shirley Jackson's other novels, plus The Lottery and Other Stories, are available in Penguin Modern Classics. Shirley Jackson was born in California in 1916. When her short story The Lotterywas first published in The New Yorker in 1948, readers were so horrified they sent her hate mail; it has since become one of the most iconic American stories of all time. Her first novel, The Road Through the Wall, was published in the same year and was followed by five more: Hangsaman, The Bird's Nest, The Sundial,The Haunting of Hill House and We Have Always Lived in the Castle, widely seen as her masterpiece. In addition to her dark, brilliant novels, she wrote lightly fictionalized magazine pieces about family life with her four children and her husband, the critic Stanley Edgar Hyman. Shirley Jackson died in her sleep in 1965 at the age of 48. 'The world of Shirley Jackson is eerie and unforgettable ... She is a true master' A. M. Homes 'A masterpiece of Gothic suspense' Joyce Carol Oates 'If you haven't read We Have Always Lived in the Castle ... you have missed out on something marvellous' Neil Gaiman

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We Have Always Lived in the Castle

We Have Always Lived in the Castle
  • Author : Shirley Jackson
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2009-10-01
  • ISBN : 9780141927558
GET THIS BOOKWe Have Always Lived in the Castle

Shirley Jackson's masterpiece: the deliciously dark and funny story of Merricat, tomboy teenager, beloved sister - and possible lunatic. 'Her greatest book ... at once whimsical and harrowing, a miniaturist's charmingly detailed fantasy sketched inside a mausoleum ... Through depths and depths and bloodwarm depths we fall, until the surface is only an eerie gleam high above, nearly forgotten; and the deeper we sink, the deeper we want to go' Donna Tartt, author of The Goldfinch Living in the Blackwood family home

We Have Always Lived in the Castle

We Have Always Lived in the Castle
  • Author : Shirley Jackson
  • Publisher : Dramatists Play Service Inc
  • Release Date : 1967-10
  • ISBN : 0822212269
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THE STORY: The home of the Blackwoods near a Vermont village is a lonely, ominous abode, and Constance, the young mistress of the place, can't go out of the house without being insulted and stoned by the villagers. They have also composed a nasty s

The Significance of Sibling Relationships in Literature

The Significance of Sibling Relationships in Literature
  • Author : JoAnna Stephens Mink,Janet Doubler Ward
  • Publisher : Popular Press
  • Release Date : 1993
  • ISBN : 087972613X
GET THIS BOOKThe Significance of Sibling Relationships in Literature

Examines the significance of sibling relationships, or the lack of them, as portrayed in literature. Many of the 13 essays compare two or more novels, most of which are from the Victorian era or the 20th century. Paper edition (613-X), $14.95. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

We Have Always Lived in a Castle

We Have Always Lived in a Castle
  • Author : Shirley Jackson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1953
  • ISBN : OCLC:847406693
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Shirley Jackson's American Gothic

Shirley Jackson's American Gothic
  • Author : Darryl Hattenhauer
  • Publisher : State University of New York Press
  • Release Date : 2012-02-01
  • ISBN : 9780791487426
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Argues that Jackson's anticipation of postmodernism ranks her among the most significant writers of her time. Best known for her short story “The Lottery” and her novel The Haunting of Hill House, Shirley Jackson produced a body of work that is more varied and complex than critics have realized. In fact, as Darryl Hattenhauer argues here, Jackson was one of the few writers to anticipate the transition from modernism to postmodernism, and therefore ranks among the most significant writers of

Shirley Jackson: Novels and Stories (LOA #204)

Shirley Jackson: Novels and Stories (LOA #204)
  • Author : Shirley Jackson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2010-05-27
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105215380267
GET THIS BOOKShirley Jackson: Novels and Stories (LOA #204)

An anthology of writings by the leading mid-20th-century classic author, compiled by the National Book Award-winning author of Them, includes The Lottery, The Haunting of Hill House, We Have Always Lived in the Castle and 21 short pieces that reflect Jackson's work in other genres.

The Portrait of an Artist as a Pathographer: On Writing Illnesses and Illnesses in Writing

The Portrait of an Artist as a Pathographer: On Writing Illnesses and Illnesses in Writing
  • Author : Jayjit Sarkar,Jagannath Basu
  • Publisher : Vernon Press
  • Release Date : 2021-05-09
  • ISBN : 9781648892714
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Focusing on the various intersections between illness and literature across time and space, The Portrait of an Artist as a Pathographer seeks to understand how ontological, phenomenological and epistemological experiences of illness have been dealt with and represented in literary writings and literary studies. In this volume, scholars from across the world have come together to understand how the pathological condition of being ill (the sufferers), as well as the pathologists dealing with the ill (the healers and caregivers), have

Shirley Jackson

Shirley Jackson
  • Author : Bernice M. Murphy
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2005-10-05
  • ISBN : 9780786423125
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"This collection of essays widens the scope of Jackson scholarship with new writing on works such as The road through the wall and We have always lived in the castle and topics from Jackson's domestic fiction to ethics, cosmology, and eschatology. The book makes available some of the significant Jackson scholarship published in the last two decades"--Provided by publisher.

American Literature on Stage and Screen

American Literature on Stage and Screen
  • Author : Thomas S. Hischak
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2014-01-10
  • ISBN : 9780786492794
GET THIS BOOKAmerican Literature on Stage and Screen

The 525 notable works of 19th and 20th century American fiction in this reference book have many stage, movie, television, and video adaptations. Each literary work is described and then every adaptation is examined with a discussion of how accurate the version is and how well it succeeds in conveying the spirit of the original in a different medium. In addition to famous novels and short stories by authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Willa Cather, many bestsellers,

Blood on the Stage, 1950-1975

Blood on the Stage, 1950-1975
  • Author : Amnon Kabatchnik
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Release Date : 2011-04-14
  • ISBN : 9780810877849
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Discussing more than 120 full-length plays, this volume provides an overview of the most important and memorable theatrical works of crime and detection produced between 1950 and 1975.

Shirley Jackson, Influences and Confluences

Shirley Jackson, Influences and Confluences
  • Author : Melanie R. Anderson,Lisa Kröger
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-05-20
  • ISBN : 9781317055273
GET THIS BOOKShirley Jackson, Influences and Confluences

The popularity of such widely known works as "The Lottery" and The Haunting of Hill House has tended to obscure the extent of Shirley Jackson's literary output, which includes six novels, a prodigious number of short stories, and two volumes of domestic sketches. Organized around the themes of influence and intertextuality, this collection places Jackson firmly within the literary cohort of the 1950s. The contributors investigate the work that informed her own fiction and discuss how Jackson inspired writers of

We Have Always Lived in the Castle

We Have Always Lived in the Castle
  • Author : Hugh Wheeler
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1967
  • ISBN : LCCN:67004951
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The sisters Merricat and Constance Blackwood and their uncle Julian keep apart from the villagers' curiosity and hostility after Constance is cleared of the mysterious, arsenic-related deaths of four relatives, until cousin Charles appears to threaten their isolation.

Who's afraid of...?

Who's afraid of...?
  • Author : Marion Gymnich
  • Publisher : Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
  • Release Date : 2012-11-20
  • ISBN : 9783847000501
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Fear in its many facets appears to constitute an intriguing and compelling subject matter for writers and screenwriters alike. The contributions address fictional representations and explorations of fear in different genres and different periods of literary and cultural history. The topics include representations of political violence and political fear in English Renaissance culture and literature; dramatic representations of fear and anxiety in English Romanticism; the dramatic monologue as an expression of fears in Victorian society; cultural constructions of fear and

Haunted Nature

Haunted Nature
  • Author : Sladja Blazan
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021
  • ISBN : 9783030818692
GET THIS BOOKHaunted Nature

This volume is a study of uneven human entanglements with Nature as seen through the mode of haunting. As an interruption of the present by the past, haunting can express contemporary anxieties concerning our involvement in the transformation of natural environments and their ecosystems, and our complicity in their collapse. It can also express a much-needed sense of continuity and relationality. The complexity of the question--who and what gets to be called human with respect to the nonhuman--is reflected in

Shirley Jackson and Domesticity

Shirley Jackson and Domesticity
  • Author : Jill E. Anderson,Melanie R. Anderson
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2020-05-28
  • ISBN : 9781501356650
GET THIS BOOKShirley Jackson and Domesticity

Shirley Jackson and Domesticity takes on American horror writer Shirley Jackson's domestic narratives – those fictionalized in her novels and short stories as well as the ones captured in her memoirs – to explore the extraordinary and often supernatural ways domestic practices and the ecology of the home influence Jackson's storytelling. Examining various areas of homemaking – child-rearing and reproduction, housekeeping, architecture and spatiality, the housewife mythos – through the theoretical frameworks of gothic, queer, gender, supernatural, humor, and architectural studies, this collection contextualizes