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Autore: Shirley Jackson
Editore: Adelphi Edizioni spa
ISBN: 8845971112
Grandezza: 52,95 MB
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Vista: 5696
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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.

The Bird S Nest

Autore: Shirley Jackson
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 0698148215
Grandezza: 49,33 MB
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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.

Dark Tales

Autore: Shirley Jackson
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 052550379X
Grandezza: 62,71 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
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For the first time in one volume, a collection of Shirley Jackson’s scariest stories, with a foreword by PEN/Hemingway Award winner Ottessa Moshfegh After the publication of her short story “The Lottery” in the New Yorker in 1948 received an unprecedented amount of attention, Shirley Jackson was quickly established as a master horror storyteller. This collection of classic and newly reprinted stories provides readers with more of her unsettling, dark tales, including the “The Possibility of Evil” and “The Summer People.” In these deliciously dark stories, 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 crumbling country pile, and from the small-town apartment to the dark, dark woods. There’s something sinister in suburbia. 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.

The Haunting Of Hill House

Autore: Shirley Jackson
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 1101663006
Grandezza: 16,50 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 4491
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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.

We Have Always Lived In The Castle

Autore: Shirley Jackson
Editore: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 9780822212263
Grandezza: 37,99 MB
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Vista: 1959
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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

Night

Autore: Elie Wiesel
Editore: Hill and Wang
ISBN: 1466805366
Grandezza: 33,53 MB
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A New Translation From The French By Marion Wiesel Night is Elie Wiesel's masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps. This new translation by Marion Wiesel, Elie's wife and frequent translator, presents this seminal memoir in the language and spirit truest to the author's original intent. And in a substantive new preface, Elie reflects on the enduring importance of Night and his lifelong, passionate dedication to ensuring that the world never forgets man's capacity for inhumanity to man. Night offers much more than a litany of the daily terrors, everyday perversions, and rampant sadism at Auschwitz and Buchenwald; it also eloquently addresses many of the philosophical as well as personal questions implicit in any serious consideration of what the Holocaust was, what it meant, and what its legacy is and will be.

The Betrothed

Autore: Alessandro Manzoni
Editore:
ISBN:
Grandezza: 58,92 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 5848
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Nine Magic Wishes

Autore: Shirley Jackson
Editore: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486798089
Grandezza: 16,98 MB
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On a day when the sky is green and the sun is blue, a magician appears to make a child's wishes come true. Colorful two-page spreads depict a series of whimsical wonders.

Q

Autore: Luther Blissett
Editore: William Heinemann
ISBN:
Grandezza: 57,52 MB
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A bestseller across Europe this international phenomenon is an ambitious, dynamic and intelligent historical novel written by four young Italian men. Set in the time of tremendous religious and political upheaval caused by the Reformation in Europe,Qbegins with Luther nailing his 95 theses on the door of the Wittenberg cathedral -- a historical flash point which would completely disrupt European society. The novel traces the adventures and conflicts of two central characters as they travel across Germany, Italy and the Netherlands. One is an Anabaptist, a member of the most radical Protestant sect. These are the anarchists of the Reformation who revolted against Catholicism and the emerging Reformation church. The other is a Catholic spy and informer. Like the leaders of religious reform, the book’s authors break with tradition -- seeking anonymity behind the pseudonym Luther Blissett. They have successfully created a world of intrigue, violence and intense political and religious passion. A phenomenal bestseller in Italy and Holland –Qis now being translated into eight languages. When it was first published anonymously in Italy, it was widely rumoured to be the work of Umberto Eco.

Breakfast At Darcy S

Autore: Ali McNamara
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0748128328
Grandezza: 38,99 MB
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Vista: 6205
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When Darcy McCall loses her beloved Aunt Molly, she doesn't expect any sort of inheritance - let alone a small island! Located off the west coast of Ireland, Tara hasn't been lived on for years, but according to Molly's will, Darcy must stay there for twelve months in order to fully inherit. It's a big shock. And she's even more shocked to hear that she needs to persuade a village full of people to settle there, too. Darcy has to leave behind her independent city life and swap stylish heels for muddy wellies. Between sorting everything from the plumbing to the pub, Darcy meets confident, charming Conor and sensible, stubborn Dermot - but who will make her feel really at home?