'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.
Stepping into Hill House is like stepping into the mind of a madman; it isn't long before you weird yourself out * Stephen King *
An amazing writer ... If you haven't read We Have Always Lived in the Castle or The Haunting of Hill House or any of her short stories you have missed out on something marvellous -- Neil Gaiman
The world of Shirley Jackson is eerie and unforgettable ... She is a true master -- A. M. Homes
One of the twentieth century's most luminous and strange American writers -- Jonathan Lethem
Her books penetrate keenly to the terrible truths which sometimes hide behind comfortable fictions, to the treachery beneath cheery neighborhood faces and the plain manners of country folk -- Donna Tartt
She is the finest master...of the cryptic, haunted tale * The New York Times Book Review *
A novel which at one stroke puts her unquestionably among the great masters of the genre . . . as spine-chilling . . . as anything Edgar Allan Poe dreamed up. -- Peter Green * Daily Telegraph *
Series: Penguin Modern Classics
Number Of Pages: 246
Published: 9th November 2009
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 12.8
Weight (kg): 0.19
Edition Number: 1