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

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By Shirley Jackson, Jonathan Lethem (Introduction by), Thomas Ott (Illustrator)
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Shirley Jackson actually began her writing career as a domestic women's magazine column writer. When she published her first major short story, her regular readers were shocked at its dark and demented elements. From that time on, Shirley Jackson became a writer known for her horror, thriller, and mystery stories about the human condition. Though We Have Always Lived in the Castle isn't her most famous work, it is certainly one of her best. This story follows a pair of sisters with a dark past, as they navigate their way through a town and community who hate them. Lots of secrets and some shocking twists will leave you wanting more!

— From Meg

Description


Shirley Jackson's beloved gothic tale of a peculiar girl named Merricat and her family's dark secret

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, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

About the Author


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.

Praise For…


“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

“I was thrilled by the genuine but meaningful strangeness of Shirley Jackson’s We Have Always Lived in the Castle.” —George Saunders

“Jackson’s novel is so wonderfully creepy that students usually feel subversive just for reading it. Add to that one of the most brilliantly realized unreliable narrators in fiction and the book becomes irresistible.” —Marlon James



Product Details
ISBN: 9780143039976
ISBN-10: 0143039970
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: October 31st, 2006
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition