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The Resource The haunting of Hill House, Shirley Jackson

The haunting of Hill House, Shirley Jackson

Label
The haunting of Hill House
Title
The haunting of Hill House
Statement of responsibility
Shirley Jackson
Title variation
Haunting
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The classic supernatural thriller by an author who helped define the genre. First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror. It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a “haunting;' Theodora, his lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But Hill House is gathering its powers—and soon it will choose one of them to make its own
Summary
An 80-year-old mansion harboring dark secrets comes to menacing life in this classic spine-tingling tale from Shirley Jackson. Anthropologist and ghost hunter Dr. John Montague invites three strangers to stay in haunted Hill House for the summer. One of the guests is 32-year-old Eleanor, for whom three months in a haunted house is preferable to caring for her invalid mother. Soon, Eleanor begins to see and hear things that the other guests cannot. Is it all in her imagination, or is she the only one who can perceive the evil that lurks in Hill House? -- Description by Dawn Towery
Theme
Storyline
Tone
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
035866
Cataloging source
HCO
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1916-1965
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Jackson, Shirley
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Haunted houses
Target audience
adult
Label
The haunting of Hill House, Shirley Jackson
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000003047765
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
246 p.
Isbn
9780140071085
Label
The haunting of Hill House, Shirley Jackson
Publication
Control code
000003047765
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
246 p.
Isbn
9780140071085

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