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 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
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