The Haunting of Hill HouseBook - 2006
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.
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The ultimate haunted house story that is a tale of subtle psychological terror, where four strangers discover the folly of staying in a house that was born bad.
This book has unnerved readers since its publication in 1959. It is a tale of subtle, psychological terror, and is considered one of the greatest haunted house stories ever written.
This terrifying novel has been called the greatest haunted house story ever written and is the inspiration for movies, a play, and now a Netflix television series.
Just in time for Halloween, Netflix is debuting the TV series on October 12 that is based on this classic horror novel. You'll want to sleep with the lights on.
SaraLovesBooks Oct 12, 2016
This book is an utterly sublime work of psychological terror. Jackson's prose, from its perfect first paragraph to its unsettling ending, keeps the reader off balance, as unsure of what is going on as the characters. It is a work of tight suspense, with an off-kilter sense of setting. This book i... Read More »
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THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE by Shirley Jackson takes place in a house with a sordid past. When a young woman (Eleanor) who's "sensitive" where psychic matters are concerned takes up residence as part of an investigation into strange occurrences at the residence, the old place just gets stranger, until by the end she's exhibiting symptoms of bi-polarity.
THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE is a spooky story. Set in an old mansion with a sketchy past, its residence experience strange occurrences of the paranormal. By stories end, our characters are left without their wits, still seeking explanations, as the reader will be too. HILL HOUSE was one of the earliest psychological novels published, setting the stage for a new genre: the thriller.
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More brandy, anyone? My passion for spirits -"
-Luke, THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE, by Shirley Jackson
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