We Have Always Lived In The Castle

Autore: Shirley Jackson
Editore: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 9780822212263
Grandezza: 35,17 MB
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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

We Have Always Lived In The Castle

Autore: Shirley Jackson
Editore: HarperCollins
ISBN: 1443451126
Grandezza: 76,81 MB
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Mary Katherine “Merricat” Blackwood and her elder sister Constance live alone in their ancestral home with their crippled uncle after the tragic murder of both of their parents, their aunt, and their younger brother. Having been accused and later acquitted of the murders, Constance confines herself to the grounds of their home, while Merricat contends with their hostile neighbors and with the ever-increasing sense of impending danger she feels is heading their way. In We Have Always Lived in the Castle, author Shirley Jackson deftly handles delicate subjects like mental illness, agoraphobia, and social isolation. We Have Always Lived in the Castle was Jackson’s final novel, and has been held in high critical esteem since its publication in 1962. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

We Have Always Lived In The Castle

Autore: Shirley Jackson
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Grandezza: 42,10 MB
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Abbiamo Sempre Vissuto Nel Castello

Autore: Shirley Jackson
Editore: Adelphi Edizioni spa
ISBN: 8845971112
Grandezza: 32,50 MB
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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.

Nine Magic Wishes

Autore: Shirley Jackson
Editore: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486798089
Grandezza: 55,71 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 3505
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A child meets a magician who grants eight wonderfully fantastic wishes, with one wish left over for someone else to find.

Hangsaman

Autore: Shirley Jackson
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 1101616768
Grandezza: 58,12 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 5397
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Shirley Jackson's chilling second novel, based on her own experiences and an actual mysterious disappearance Seventeen-year-old Natalie Waite longs to escape home for college. Her father is a domineering and egotistical writer who keeps a tight rein on Natalie and her long-suffering mother. When Natalie finally does get away, however, college life doesn’t bring the happiness she expected. Little by little, Natalie is no longer certain of anything—even where reality ends and her dark imaginings begin. Chilling and suspenseful, Hangsaman is loosely based on the real-life disappearance of a Bennington College sophomore in 1946. 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.

The Uncommon Reader

Autore: Alan Bennett
Editore: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9781429934534
Grandezza: 32,58 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
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From one of England's most celebrated writers, a funny and superbly observed novella about the Queen of England and the subversive power of reading When her corgis stray into a mobile library parked near Buckingham Palace, the Queen feels duty-bound to borrow a book. Discovering the joy of reading widely (from J. R. Ackerley, Jean Genet, and Ivy Compton-Burnett to the classics) and intelligently, she finds that her view of the world changes dramatically. Abetted in her newfound obsession by Norman, a young man from the royal kitchens, the Queen comes to question the prescribed order of the world and loses patience with the routines of her role as monarch. Her new passion for reading initially alarms the palace staff and soon leads to surprising and very funny consequences for the country at large. With the poignant and mischievous wit of The History Boys, England's best loved author revels in the power of literature to change even the most uncommon reader's life.

Heap House Book One The Iremonger Trilogy

Autore: Edward Carey
Editore: The Overlook Press
ISBN: 1468310313
Grandezza: 71,29 MB
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Welcome to Heap House, the sprawling, slipshod maze of a mansion, built on the “Heaps,” a collection of forgotten trash and curios. Young Clod Iremonger and his eccentric family, the “kings of mildew, moguls of mold,” made their fortune from this collected detritus. The Iremongers are an odd old family, each the owner of the birth object they must keep with them at all times. Clod is perhaps the oddest of all—his gift and his curse is that he can hear all of the objects of Heap House whispering. Yes, a storm is brewing over Heap House and the house’s many objects are showing strange signs of life. Clod is on the cusp of being “trousered” and married off (unhappily) to his cousin Pinalippy when he meets the plucky orphan servant Lucy Pennant, with whose help he begins to uncover the dark secrets of his family’s empire. The first installment of the Iremonger Trilogy, Heap House introduces readers to a gloriously imagined dark world whose inhabitants come alive on the page—and in Edward Carey’s fantastical illustrations. Heap House is a book that will appeal to fans of Neil Gaiman, Roald Dahl and Mervyn Peake, young and old alike. Mystery, romance, and the perils of the Heaps await!

The Dreaming Jewels

Autore: Theodore Sturgeon
Editore: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453295429
Grandezza: 34,85 MB
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A desperate boy escapes his abusive home by joining a carnival and is drawn into a dark conspiracy in this tale by “a master storyteller” (Kurt Vonnegut). Though only eight years old, little Horton “Horty” Bluett has known a lifetime of sadness. Tormented and abused by his adoptive family, he’s had enough—and with a beloved broken toy he calls “Junky” as his sole companion, the desperate little boy runs away to join a carnival. There, among the fortune tellers, fire-eaters, sideshow freaks, and assorted “strange people,” Horty hopes to find acceptance and, at long last, a real home. But disgraced doctor Pierre “Maneater” Monetre’s traveling show is no ordinary entertainment, and its performers are not what they appear to be. The Maneater has sinister plans for the world that go far beyond fleecing unsuspecting rubes and other easy marks—a dark and terrible scheme that requires unleashing the extraterrestrial power of the dreaming jewels, and the unwitting assistance of a young boy who may be far more remarkable than he’s ever imagined. The full-length debut by Theodore Sturgeon, a legendary writer who won Nebula and Hugo Awards and authored such classics as More Than Human, this journey into a circus of shadows is “an intensely written and very moving novel of love and retribution” (The Washington Star). This ebook features an illustrated biography of Theodore Sturgeon including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the University of Kansas’s Kenneth Spencer Research Library and the author’s estate, among other sources.

The Haunting Of Hill House

Autore: Shirley Jackson
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 1101663006
Grandezza: 13,95 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 4038
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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.