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Shirley Jackson

Shirley Jackson was born in San Francisco in 1916. She first received wide critical acclaim for her short story "The Lottery," which was published in 1948. Her novels--which include The Sundial, The Bird's Nest, Hangsaman, The Road through the Wall, We Have Always Lived in the Castle and The Haunting of Hill House--are characterized by her use of realistic settings for tales that often involve elements of horror and the occult. Raising Demons and Life Among the Savages are her two works of nonfiction. Come Along With Me is a collection of stories, lectures, and part of the novel she was working on when she died in 1965. All are currently in print (Penguin). Two posthumous volumes of her short fiction are Just An Ordinary Day (Bantam) and Let Me Tell You (Random House). A graphic novel adaptation of "The Lottery" by Miles Hyman, her grandson, was published in 2016 (Farrar-Straus-Giroux). Also in 2016: Dark Tales by Shirley Jackson (Penguin Classics) and an authorized biography by Ruth Franklin: Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life (Norton).

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    • The Haunting of Hill House

    • By: Shirley Jackson
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    Past the rusted gates and untrimmed hedges, Hill House broods and waits….

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    • We Have Always Lived in the Castle

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    Six years after four family members died of arsenic poisoning, the three remaining Blackwoods live together in pleasant isolation. But one day a stranger arrives....

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    • The Lottery, and Other Stories

    • By: Shirley Jackson
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    This collection, the only one to appear during Jackson's lifetime, unites "The Lottery" with 24 equally unusual stories. Together they demonstrate her remarkable range....

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    • By Elizabeth A. King on 05-14-17

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    • The Witchcraft of Salem Village

    • By: Shirley Jackson
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    Stories of magic, superstition, and witchcraft were strictly forbidden in the little town of Salem Village....

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    • By Felicia J on 10-14-16

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    • Raising Demons

    • By: Shirley Jackson
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    After bursting the seams of their first house, Jackson's clan moves into a larger home. Of course the chaos simply moves with them....

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    • Life Among the Savages

    • By: Shirley Jackson
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    In her celebrated fiction, Shirley Jackson explored the darkness lurking beneath the surface of small-town America....

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    • Stories From A Quirky Family

    • By Sara on 01-23-16

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