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Autore: Shirley Jackson
Editore: Adelphi Edizioni spa
ISBN: 8845971112
Grandezza: 74,88 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 2043
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«A Shirley Jackson, che non ha mai avuto bisogno di alzare la voce»: con questa dedica si apre "L’incendiaria" di Stephen King. È infatti con toni sommessi e deliziosamente sardonici che la diciottenne Mary Katherine ci racconta della grande casa avita dove vive reclusa, in uno stato di idilliaca felicità, con la bellissima sorella Constance e uno zio invalido. Non ci sarebbe nulla di strano nella loro passione per i minuti riti quotidiani, la buona cucina e il giardinaggio, se non fosse che tutti gli altri membri della famiglia Blackwood sono morti avvelenati sei anni prima, seduti a tavola, proprio lì in sala da pranzo. E quando in tanta armonia irrompe l’Estraneo (nella persona del cugino Charles), si snoda sotto i nostri occhi, con piccoli tocchi stregoneschi, una storia sottilmente perturbante che ha le ingannevoli caratteristiche formali di una commedia. Ma il malessere che ci invade via via, disorientandoci, ricorda molto da vicino i «brividi silenziosi e cumulativi» che – per usare le parole di un’ammiratrice, Dorothy Parker – abbiamo provato leggendo "La lotteria". Perché anche in queste pagine Shirley Jackson si dimostra somma maestra del Male – un Male tanto più allarmante in quanto non circoscritto ai ‘cattivi’, ma come sotteso alla vita stessa, e riscattato solo da piccoli miracoli di follia.

We Have Always Lived In The Castle

Autore: Shirley Jackson
Editore: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 9780822212263
Grandezza: 56,25 MB
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Vista: 7794
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THE STORY: The home of the Blackwoods near a Vermont village is a lonely, ominous abode, and Constance, the young mistress of the place, can't go out of the house without being insulted and stoned by the villagers. They have also composed a nasty s

The Bird S Nest

Autore: Shirley Jackson
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 0698148215
Grandezza: 12,32 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 7670
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Shirley Jackson's third novel, a chilling descent into multiple personalities Elizabeth is a demure twenty-three-year-old wiling her life away at a dull museum job, living with her neurotic aunt, and subsisting off her dead mother’s inheritance. When Elizabeth begins to suffer terrible migraines and backaches, her aunt takes her to the doctor, then to a psychiatrist. But slowly, and with Jackson’s characteristic chill, we learn that Elizabeth is not just one girl—but four separate, self-destructive personalities. The Bird’s Nest, Jackson’s third novel, develops hallmarks of the horror master’s most unsettling work: tormented heroines, riveting familial mysteries, and a disquieting vision inside the human mind. 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

L Estasi Dell Influenza

Autore: Jonathan Lethem
Editore: Giunti
ISBN: 8858759095
Grandezza: 48,80 MB
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Vista: 2644
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“Jonathan Lethem è uno degli scrittori contemporanei più abili e appassionanti... Il lettore è doppiamente deliziato: da un lato dall’interesse per i mille temi affrontati, dall’altro dal viaggio nella creatività di Lethem stesso.” The Guardian

Dark Tales

Autore: Shirley Jackson
Editore: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241295432
Grandezza: 68,95 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 2446
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The perfect read for Hallowe'en, this new hardback volume of Jackson's finest stories reveals the queen of American gothic at her unsettling, mesmerising best There's something nasty in suburbia. In these deliciously dark tales, the daily commute turns into a nightmarish game of hide and seek, the loving wife hides homicidal thoughts and the concerned citizen might just be an infamous serial killer. In the haunting world of Shirley Jackson, nothing is as it seems and nowhere is safe, from the city streets to the country manor, and from the small-town apartment to the dark, dark woods...

The Haunting Of Hill House

Autore: Shirley Jackson
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 1101663006
Grandezza: 37,74 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 419
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The classic supernatural thriller by an author who helped define the genre First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror. It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a "haunting"; Theodora, his lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But Hill House is gathering its powers—and soon it will choose one of them to make its own. 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Danse Macabre Versione Italiana

Autore: Stephen King
Editore: Frassinelli
ISBN: 8820090589
Grandezza: 78,18 MB
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Vista: 1802
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In un brillante saggio King ripercorre la storia del genere horror in letteratura, nel cinema e nel fumetto. E lo fa con competenza, passione e divertimento.

L Incendiaria

Autore: Stephen King
Editore: Sperling & kupfer
ISBN: 8820090082
Grandezza: 30,83 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 6716
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Lo sguardo della piccola Charlie può incendiare qualunque cosa: un potere terrificante del quale qualcuno vorrebbe impadronirsi.

Night

Autore: Elie Wiesel
Editore: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0140189890
Grandezza: 54,78 MB
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Vista: 9973
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Born into a Jewish ghetto in Hungary, as a child, Elie Wiesel was sent to the Nazi concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald. This is his account of that atrocity: the ever-increasing horrors he endured, the loss of his family and his struggle to survive in a world that stripped him of humanity, dignity and faith. Describing in simple terms the tragic murder of a people from a survivor's perspective, Night is among the most personal, intimate and poignant of all accounts of the Holocaust. A compelling consideration of the darkest side of human nature and the enduring power of hope, it remains one of the most important works of the twentieth century.

Gates Of Fire

Autore: Steven Pressfield
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1407066595
Grandezza: 58,33 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 9856
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Go tell the Spartans, stranger passing by, That here, obedient to their laws, we lie. Nearly 2,500 years ago, in 480BC, at a bleak pass in a far-flung corner of eastern Greece, three hundred Spartan warriors faced the army of Xerxes of Persia, a massive force rumoured to be over a million strong. Their orders were simple: to delay the enemy for as long as possible while the main Greek armies mobilized. For six days the Spartans held the invaders at bay. In the final hours - their shields broken, swords and spears shattered - they fought with their bare hands before being overwhelmed. It was battle that would become synonymous with extraordinary courage, heroism and self-sacrifice: it was Thermopylae. In Gates of Fire, Steven Pressfield tells the epic story of those legendary Spartans: the men and women who helped shaped our history and have themselves become as immortal as their gods.