We Have Always Lived in the Castle: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Kobo ebook | October 31, 2006

byShirley Jackson, Jonathan Lethem, Thomas Ott

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Merricat Blackwood lives on the family estate with her sister Constance and her uncle Julian. Not long ago there were seven Blackwoods—until a fatal dose of arsenic found its way into the sugar bowl one terrible night. Acquitted of the murders, Constance has returned home, where Merricat protects her from the curiousity and hostility of the villagers. Their days pass in happy isolation until cousin Charles appears. Only Merricat can see the danger, and she must act swiftly to keep Constance from his grasp.

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We Have Always Lived in the Castle: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

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Merricat Blackwood lives on the family estate with her sister Constance and her uncle Julian. Not long ago there were seven Blackwoods—until a fatal dose of arsenic found its way into the sugar bowl one terrible night. Acquitted of the murders, Constance has returned home, where Merricat protects her from the curiousity and hostility o...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:October 31, 2006Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1101530650

ISBN - 13:9781101530658

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A small weird masterpiece. Loved this book even more than The Lottery, though it has things in common with it. The horror of small town life, and pack mentality, with the quiet and frightening strangeness of those the town pursues. Merricat the narrator has the distinction of being someone lovely and creepy at the same time. Highly recommended!
Date published: 2013-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Vivid and Haunting For a short book it is packed to the brim with mystery, innuendo, psychosis and other things. We have Always Lived in the Castle is an interesting glimpse into strange family dynamics after tragedy that satisfys on every level with its piece by piece revelations of the mystery with a conclusion that is both fitting and heartbreaking. It is rare that an author can evoke such emotion with such few works but Jackson manages in her descriptions of Uncle Julian
Date published: 2010-02-06