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The Resource Novels and stories : the Lottery, the haunting of Hill House, We have always lived in the castle, other stories and sketches, Shirley Jackson ; Joyce Carol Oates, editor

Novels and stories : the Lottery, the haunting of Hill House, We have always lived in the castle, other stories and sketches, Shirley Jackson ; Joyce Carol Oates, editor

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Novels and stories : the Lottery, the haunting of Hill House, We have always lived in the castle, other stories and sketches
Title
Novels and stories
Title remainder
the Lottery, the haunting of Hill House, We have always lived in the castle, other stories and sketches
Statement of responsibility
Shirley Jackson ; Joyce Carol Oates, editor
Title variation
  • Shirley Jackson
  • Lottery
  • Haunting of Hill House
  • We have always lived in the castle
Title variation remainder
Novels and stories
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Language
eng
Summary
"The world of Shirley Jackson is eerie and unforgettable," writes A. M. Homes. "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." Jackson's characters-mostly unloved daughters in search of a home, a career, a family of their own-chase what appears to be a harmless dream until, without warning, it turns on its heel to seize them by the throat. We are moved by these characters' dreams, for they are the dreams of love and acceptance shared by us all. We are shocked when their dreams become nightmares, and terrified by Jackson's suggestion that there are unseen powers-"demons" both subconscious and supernatural-malevolently conspiring against human happiness. In this volume Joyce Carol Oates, our leading practitioner of the contemporary Gothic, presents the essential works of Shirley Jackson, the novels and stories that, from the early 1940s through the mid-1960s, wittily remade the genre of psychological horror for an alienated, postwar America. She opens with The Lottery (1949), Jackson's only collection of short fiction, whose disquieting title story-one of the most widely anthologized tales of the 20th century-has entered American folklore. Also among these early works are "The Daemon Lover," a story Oates praises as "deeper, more mysterious, and more disturbing than 'The Lottery,' " and "Charles," the hilarious sketch that launched Jackson's secondary career as a domestic humorist. Here too are Jackson's masterly short novels: The Haunting of Hill House (1959), the tale of an achingly empathetic young woman chosen by a haunted house to be its new tenant, and We Have Always Lived in the Castle (1962), the unrepentant confessions of Miss Merricat Blackwood, a cunning adolescent who has gone to quite unusual lengths to preserve her ideal of family happiness. Rounding out the volume are 21 other stories and sketches that showcase Jackson in all her many modes, and the essay "Biography of a Story," Jackson's acidly funny account of the public reception of "The Lottery," which provoked more mail from readers of The New Yorker than any contribution before or since. -- Publisher description
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1916-1965
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Jackson, Shirley
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3519.A392
LC item number
A6 2010
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1938-
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Oates, Joyce Carol
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The Library of America
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  • Horror tales, American
  • Family relationships
  • Supernatural
Label
Novels and stories : the Lottery, the haunting of Hill House, We have always lived in the castle, other stories and sketches, Shirley Jackson ; Joyce Carol Oates, editor
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • It isn't the money I mind,
  • The third baby's the easiest,
  • The summer people,
  • Island,
  • The night we all had grippe,
  • A visit, or, The lovely house,
  • This is the life, or, Journey with a lady,
  • One ordinary day, with peanuts,
  • Louisa, please come home,
  • The little house,
  • The lottery, or, The adventures of James Harris
  • The bus,
  • The possibility of evil ;
  • II. Unpublished:
  • Portrait,
  • The mouse,
  • I know who I love,
  • The beautiful stranger,
  • The rock,
  • The honeymoon of Mrs. Smith
  • Appendix.
  • The haunting of Hill House
  • Biography of a story
  • Chronology
  • We have always lived in the castle
  • Other stories and sketches.
  • I. Uncollected:
  • Janice,
  • A cauliflower in her hair,
  • Behold the child among his newborn blisses,
Control code
ocn753159476
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
x, 827 pages
Isbn
9781598530728
Lccn
2009943938
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)753159476
Label
Novels and stories : the Lottery, the haunting of Hill House, We have always lived in the castle, other stories and sketches, Shirley Jackson ; Joyce Carol Oates, editor
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • It isn't the money I mind,
  • The third baby's the easiest,
  • The summer people,
  • Island,
  • The night we all had grippe,
  • A visit, or, The lovely house,
  • This is the life, or, Journey with a lady,
  • One ordinary day, with peanuts,
  • Louisa, please come home,
  • The little house,
  • The lottery, or, The adventures of James Harris
  • The bus,
  • The possibility of evil ;
  • II. Unpublished:
  • Portrait,
  • The mouse,
  • I know who I love,
  • The beautiful stranger,
  • The rock,
  • The honeymoon of Mrs. Smith
  • Appendix.
  • The haunting of Hill House
  • Biography of a story
  • Chronology
  • We have always lived in the castle
  • Other stories and sketches.
  • I. Uncollected:
  • Janice,
  • A cauliflower in her hair,
  • Behold the child among his newborn blisses,
Control code
ocn753159476
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
x, 827 pages
Isbn
9781598530728
Lccn
2009943938
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)753159476

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