We Have Always Lived In The Castle: (penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

We Have Always Lived In The Castle: (penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Paperback | October 31, 2006

byShirley JacksonIntroduction byJonathan LethemIllustratorThomas Ott

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Taking readers deep into a labyrinth of dark neurosis, We Have Always Lived in the Castle is a deliciously unsettling novel about a perverse, isolated, and possibly murderous family and the struggle that ensues when a cousin arrives at their estate. This edition features a new introduction by Jonathan Lethem.

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Taking readers deep into a labyrinth of dark neurosis, We Have Always Lived in the Castle is a deliciously unsettling novel about a perverse, isolated, and possibly murderous family and the struggle that ensues when a cousin arrives at their estate. This edition features a new introduction by Jonathan Lethem.For more than seventy years...

Shirley Jackson (1919–1965), a celebrated writer of horror, wrote many stories as well as six novels and two works of nonfiction.Jonathan Lethem is the author of numerous acclaimed novels, including Motherless Brooklyn and The Fortress of Solitude.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8.4 × 5.7 × 0.5 inPublished:October 31, 2006Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143039970

ISBN - 13:9780143039976

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A dark delight Absolutely creepy and wonderful. Jackson's dark humour is unlike any other.
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My absolute favourite!! I love Shirley Jackson and everything she has written but this one really stands out. I read it in an afternoon, couldn't put it down. It was horrifying at times and sad and strange. It really makes a statement about society and how misfits are perceived and treated. Just incredible!!
Date published: 2016-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So good... So creepy This little book is a gem. It will stick with you long after finishing.
Date published: 2015-10-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good, and a little creepy... 18-year old Mary Katherine (Merricat), her sister Constance, and their Uncle Julian live in a big house close to a village. However, Julian is not well, and Constance never leaves the property, which leaves Merricat to get groceries in the village once a week. Unfortunately for her, she and her family are either shunned or bullied by the villagers. This started off really strong for me. I didn't like the middle quite as much, but it also ended on a high note. Had it kept up on the stronger note all the way through, I would have rated it higher and it could have been in contention for a favourite for the year. However, it was still very good. A little creepy and more and more secrets were revealed as the book went on...
Date published: 2013-08-01

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Table of Contents WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLETitle PageCopyright PageIntroductionDedication Chapter 1Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Chapter 7Chapter 8Chapter 9Chapter 10WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLESHIRLEY 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, and The Haunting of Hill House (Penguin), in addition to We Have Always Lived in the Castle (Penguin)—are characterized by her use of realistic settings for tales that often involve elements of horror and the occult. Raising Demons and Life among the Savages (Penguin) are her two works of nonfiction. She died in 1965. Come Along With Me (Penguin) is a collection of stories, lectures, and part of the novel she was working on when she died in 1965. JONATHAN LETHEM is the author of Motherless Brooklyn, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, as well as the novels The Fortress of Solitude; Gun, with Occasional Music; As She Climbed Across the Table; Girl in Landscape ; and Amnesia Moon. He has also published stories (Men and Cartoons) and essays (The Disappointment Artist).

Editorial Reviews

“A marvelous elucidation of life…a story full of craft and full of mystery” —The New York Times Book Review

“A witch’s brew of eerie power and startling novelty” —The New York Times