We Have Always Lived in the Castle

Author: Shirley Jackson

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822212263

Category: Drama

Page: 214

View: 9245

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

We Have Always Lived in the Castle

Author: Shirley Jackson

Publisher: Mizan Qanita

ISBN: 6024021178

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 5421

Enam tahun lalu, semangkuk gula yang dibubuhi racun arsenik menewaskan seluruh anggota keluarga Blackwood kecuali dua orang putri, Constance dan Merricat, serta paman mereka, Julian. Constance, sang putri tertua, lolos dari tuduhan pembunuhan, tapi para penduduk desa tak percaya dan mengucilkan keluarga ini. Dua bersaudari dan sang paman pun hidup dalam isolasi dan kesendirian. Suatu hari datanglah seorang pria bernama Charles yang mengaku sebagai sepupu jauh. Dengan pesona dan karismanya, Charles menjalin keakraban dengan Constance dan Paman Julian. Hanya Merricat yang tetap menjaga jarak dan curiga bahwa dibalik senyum manisnya, Charles hanya ingin menguasai harta keluarga Blackwood. Tapi bagaimana Merricat bisa menyadarkan kakak dan pamannya yang sudah terpesona oleh Charles? Merricat bertekad untuk mengusir Charles meski risikonya adalah Merricat sendiri yang akan tersingkir dari kediaman Blackwood. Setelah The Haunting of Hill House, Qanita mempersembahkan We Have Always Live in the Castle, satu lagi horror thriller dari penulis klasik Shirley Jackson, Ratu Horor Gothik Amerika yang telah memengaruhi banyak penulis modern Amerika, termasuk Neil Gaiman dan Stephen King. Membawa pembaca dalam labirin gelap jiwa, We Have Always Lived in the Castle mengisahkan tentang penyimpangan, isolasi, niat membunuh dan perjuangan untuk keluar dari lingkaran setan tak berkesudahan, tak heran apabila buku ini terpilih sebagai salah satu dari sepuluh novel terbaik versi majalah Time. Setelah diadaptasi menjadi pertunjukan drama pada 1966, kini novel ini akan diangkat ke layar lebar dan dibintangi oleh Sebastian Stan, Taissa Farmiga, Alexandra Daddario, dan Crispin Glover. [Mizan, Mizan Publishing, Novel, Fiksi, Horor, Misteri, Remaja, Dewasa, Indonesia]

The Haunting of Hill House

A Drama of Suspense in Three Acts

Author: F. Andrew Leslie

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

ISBN: 9780822205043

Category: Fiction

Page: 78

View: 7075

THE STORY: Cut off from the outside world by its remote location and shunned by all who know its forbidding and sinister reputation, Hill House has remained empty and silent except for the daily visits of its grumbling caretaker, Mrs. Dudley. Its i

Hangsaman

Author: Shirley Jackson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101616768

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 7142

Shirley Jackson's chilling second novel, based on her own experiences and an actual mysterious disappearance Seventeen-year-old Natalie Waite longs to escape home for college. Her father is a domineering and egotistical writer who keeps a tight rein on Natalie and her long-suffering mother. When Natalie finally does get away, however, college life doesn’t bring the happiness she expected. Little by little, Natalie is no longer certain of anything—even where reality ends and her dark imaginings begin. Chilling and suspenseful, Hangsaman is loosely based on the real-life disappearance of a Bennington College sophomore in 1946. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Sundial

Author: Shirley Jackson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698148207

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 6272

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 off into the secret garden. But then she returns to report an astonishing vision of an apocalypse from which only the Hallorans and their hangers-on will be spared, and the family finds itself engulfed in growing madness, fear, and violence as they prepare for a terrible new world. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Dark Tales

Author: Shirley Jackson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143132008

Category: FICTION

Page: 208

View: 5785

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 unprecedented amount of attention, Shirley Jackson was quickly established as a master horror storyteller. This collection of classic and newly reprinted stories provides readers with more of her unsettling, dark tales, including the "The Possibility of Evil" and "The Summer People." In these deliciously dark stories, the daily commute turns into a nightmarish game of hide and seek, the loving wife hides homicidal thoughts and the concerned citizen might just be an infamous serial killer. In the haunting world of Shirley Jackson, nothing is as it seems and nowhere is safe, from the city streets to the crumbling country pile, and from the small-town apartment to the dark, dark woods. There's something sinister in suburbia. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

The Death of Noah Glass

Author: Gail Jones

Publisher: Text Publishing

ISBN: 192562644X

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 652

The art historian Noah Glass, having just returned from a trip to Sicily, is discovered floating face down in the swimming pool at his Sydney apartment block. His adult children, Martin and Evie, must come to terms with the shock of their father’s death. But a sculpture has gone missing from a museum in Palermo, and Noah is a suspect. The police are investigating. None of it makes any sense. Martin sets off to Palermo in search of answers about his father’s activities, while Evie moves into Noah’s apartment, waiting to learn where her life might take her. Retracing their father’s steps in their own way, neither of his children can see the path ahead. Gail Jones’s mesmerising new novel tells a story about parents and children, and explores the overlapping patterns that life makes. The Death of Noah Glass is about love and art, about grief and happiness, about memory and the mystery of time. The author of seven novels and two collections of stories, Gail Jones is one of Australia’s most celebrated writers. Her work has been translated into twelve languages, awarded several prizes in Australia. Internationally her fiction has been longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Orange Prize and shortlisted for the IMPAC Award and the Prix Femina Étranger. She lives in Glebe, NSW. ‘Told masterfully from the perspective of three finely drawn characters, The Death of Noah Glass combines an enjoyable escapade involving art theft, mafia conspiracy, romance and a suspicious death with a literary exploration of grief, identity and the power of the past to damage present lives. Fans of Jones will not be disappointed, and new readers should find much to recommend it.’ Books+Publishing ‘Jones is one of our greatest writers—for her enormous wisdom and insight as well as the shimmering intensity of her descriptive language.’ West Australian

The Lottery and Other Stories

Author: Shirley Jackson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141191430

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 8990

'Her books penetrate keenly . . . to the threat that sparkles at the rainbow's edge of the sprinkler spray on even the greenest lawns' Donna Tartt An excellent host finds himself turned out of home by his own guests; a woman spends her wedding day frantically searching for her husband-to-be; and in Shirley Jackson's best-known story, a small farming village comes together for a terrible lottery. The creeping unease of lives squandered and the bloody glee of lives lost is chillingly captured in these tales of wasted potential and casual cruelty by a master of the short story. 'Shirley Jackson is unparalleled as a leader in the field of beautifully written, quiet, cumulative shudders' Dorothy Parker

Just an Ordinary Day

Author: Shirley Jackson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241257956

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 5636

A remarkable collection of dark, funny and haunting short stories from the inimitable author of 'The Lottery'. An anxious devil, an elderly writer of poison pen letters and a mid-century Jack the Ripper; a pursuit though a nightmarish city, a small boy's thrilling train ride with a female thief, and a town where the possibility of evil lurks behind perfect rose bushes. This is the world of Shirley Jackson, by turns frightening, funny, strange and unforgettably revealed in this brilliant collection of short stories. 'Jackson at her best: plumbing the extraordinary from the depths of mid-twentieth-century common. [Just an Ordinary Day] is a gift to a new generation' - San Francisco Chronicle 'For Jackson devotees, as well as first-time readers, this is a feast ... A virtuoso collection' - Publishers Weekly

The Road Through the Wall

Author: Shirley Jackson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101616784

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 9508

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 live there. The only problem is they knocked down the wall at the end of the street to make way for a road to a new housing development. Now, that’s not good—it’s just not good at all. Satirically exploring what happens when a smug suburban neighborhood is breached by awful, unavoidable truths, The Road Through the Wall is the tale that launched Shirley Jackson’s heralded career. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Come Along with Me

Classic Short Stories and an Unfinished Novel

Author: Shirley Jackson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101616059

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 9917

A haunting and psychologically driven collection from Shirley Jackson that includes her best-known story "The Lottery" At last, Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" enters Penguin Classics, sixty-five years after it shocked America audiences and elicited the most responses of any piece in New Yorker history. In her gothic visions of small-town America, Jackson, the author of such masterworks as The Haunting of Hill House and We Have Always Lived in the Castle, turns an ordinary world into a supernatural nightmare. This eclectic collection goes beyond her horror writing, revealing the full spectrum of her literary genius. In addition to Come Along with Me, Jackson's unfinished novel about the quirky inner life of a lonely widow, it features sixteen short stories and three lectures she delivered during her last years. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Bird's Nest

Author: Shirley Jackson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698148215

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 6116

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 Elizabeth begins to suffer terrible migraines and backaches, her aunt takes her to the doctor, then to a psychiatrist. But slowly, and with Jackson’s characteristic chill, we learn that Elizabeth is not just one girl—but four separate, self-destructive personalities. The Bird’s Nest, Jackson’s third novel, develops hallmarks of the horror master’s most unsettling work: tormented heroines, riveting familial mysteries, and a disquieting vision inside the human mind. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Novels and Stories

The Lottery, The Haunting of Hill House, We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Other Stories and Sketches

Author: Shirley Jackson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 827

View: 9346

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.

Let Me Tell You

New Stories, Essays, and Other Writings

Author: Shirley Jackson

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

ISBN: 0812987322

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 7388

"The renowned author of 'The lottery' and 'The haunting of Hill House', Shirley Jackson is one of the most important American writers of the last hundred years. Since her death in 1965, her place in the landscape of twentieth-century fiction has grown only more exalted. Now comes a spectacular volume of previously uncollected stories, essays, and other writings. 'Let me tell you' brings together the deliciously eerie short stories Jackson is best known for, along with frank inspiring lectures on writing, comic essays about her large, boisterous family, and whimsical drawings. This compilation showcases Shirley Jackson's radically different modes of writing side by side, revealing a sharp, sly humorist, a powerful feminist, and a magnificent storyteller." --

Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life

Author: Ruth Franklin

Publisher: Liveright Publishing

ISBN: 1631492128

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 656

View: 3758

A New York Times Notable Book of 2016 A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Pick of 2016 An Entertainment Weekly Best Book of 2016 A Time Magazine Top Nonfiction of 2016 A Seattle Times Best Book of 2016 A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2016 An NPR 2016's Great Read A Boston Globe Best Book of 2016 A Nylon Best Book of 2016 A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2016 A Booklist 2016 Editors' Choice In this “thoughtful and persuasive” biography, award-winning biographer Ruth Franklin establishes Shirley Jackson as a “serious and accomplished literary artist” (Charles McGrath, New York Times Book Review). Instantly heralded for its “masterful” and “thrilling” portrayal (Boston Globe), Shirley Jackson reveals the tumultuous life and inner darkness of the literary genius behind such classics as “The Lottery” and The Haunting of Hill House. In this “remarkable act of reclamation” (Neil Gaiman), Ruth Franklin envisions Jackson as “belonging to the great tradition of Hawthorne, Poe and James” (New York Times Book Review) and demonstrates how her unique contribution to the canon “so uncannily channeled women’s nightmares and contradictions that it is ‘nothing less than the secret history of American women of her era’ ” (Washington Post). Franklin investigates the “interplay between the life, the work, and the times with real skill and insight, making this fine book a real contribution not only to biography, but to mid-20th-century women’s history” (Chicago Tribune). “Wisely rescu[ing] Shirley Jackson from any semblance of obscurity” (Lena Dunham), Franklin’s invigorating portrait stands as the definitive biography of a generational avatar and an American literary genius.

Life Among the Savages

Author: Shirley Jackson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698195086

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 8672

In a hilariously charming domestic memoir, America’s celebrated master of terror turns to a different kind of fright: raising children In her celebrated fiction, Shirley Jackson explored the darkness lurking beneath the surface of small-town America. But in Life Among the Savages, she takes on the lighter side of small-town life. In this witty and warm memoir of her family’s life in rural Vermont, she delightfully exposes a domestic side in cheerful contrast to her quietly terrifying fiction. With a novelist’s gift for character, an unfailing maternal instinct, and her signature humor, Jackson turns everyday family experiences into brilliant adventures.