Shirley Jackson

Shirley Hardie Jackson (December 14, 1916 – August 8, 1965) was an American author. She was a popular writer in her time, and her work has received increased attention from literary critics in recent years.
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Hangsaman (Penguin Modern Classics) by Shirley Jackson, Francine Prose
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Shirley Jackson's Hangsaman is a story of lurking disquiet and haunting disorientation, inspired by the real-life, unsolved disappearance of a female college student. "Shirley Jackson's stories are among the most terrifying ever written". (Donna Tartt, author of The Goldfinch). Natalie Waite, daughter of a mediocre writer and a neurotic housewife, is increasingly unsure of her place in the world. In the midst of adolescence she senses a creeping darkness in her life, which will spread among nightmarish parties, poisonous college cliques and the manipulations of the intellectual men who surround her, as her identity gradually crumbles. This Penguin edition includes a Foreword by Francine Prose. Shirley Jackson's chilling tales have the power to unsettle and terrify unlike any other. She was born in California in 1916. When her short story The Lottery was first published in The New Yorker in 1948, readers were so horrified they sent her hate mail; it has since become one of the greatest American stories of all time.Her first novel, The Road Through the Wall, was published in the same year and was followed by five more: Hangsaman, The Bird's Nest, The Sundial, The Haunting of Hill House and We Have Always Lived in the Castle, widely seen as her masterpiece. Shirley Jackson died in her sleep at the age of 48. "An amazing writer". (Neil Gaiman). "The world of Shirley Jackson is eerie and unforgettable...It is a place where things are not what they seem; even on a morning that is sunny and clear there is always the threat of darkness looming, of things taking a turn for the worse". (A. M. Homes). "Shirley Jackson is unparalleled as a leader in the field of beautifully written, quiet, cumulative shudders". (Dorothy Parker).  read more
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Just an Ordinary Day by Shirley Jackson
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Let Me Tell You by Shirley Jackson
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Dark Tales by Shirley Jackson
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The Tooth (Penguin Mini Modern Classics) by Shirley Jackson
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Including the iconic tale The Lottery, this book brings together a short selection sinister stories.  read more
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My Tick Tock Day (Start School) by Shirley Jackson
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A fun way of teaching children to tell the time, this text introduces children the features of a clock, explains how to tell the time and shows them various daily routines. Throughout the text, children can move the hands around the clock to show the time.  read more
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Masterpieces of Shirley Jackson by Shirley Jackson
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This is a collection of three horror stories by Shirley Jackson: "The Haunting of Hill House", "The Turn of the Screw" and "The Lottery".  read more
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