by Jackson, Shirley | Fiction & related items
Published 01/10/2009 by Penguin Classics (N/A) as part of the Semina series
Alone in the world, Eleanor is delighted to take up Dr Montague’s invitation to spend a summer in the mysterious Hill House. Joining them are Theodora, an artistic ‘sensitive’, and Luke, heir to the house. But what begins as a light-hearted experiment is swiftly proven to be a trip into their darkest nightmares, and an investigation that one of their number may not survive.
Twice filmed as The Haunting, and the inspiration for a 10-part Netflix series, The Haunting of Hill House is a powerful work of slow-burning psychological horror.
‘An amazing writer … If you haven’t read her you have missed out on something marvellous’ Neil Gaiman
‘As nearly perfect a haunted-house tale as I have ever read’ Stephen King
‘The world of Shirley Jackson is eerie and unforgettable’ A. M. Homes
‘Shirley Jackson is one of those highly idiosyncratic, inimitable writers…whose work exerts an enduring spell’ Joyce Carol Oates