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Okay, this one is a bit of a cheat because this book is a classic and in America a large chunk of us had to read this for school. There is also a movie of this out. BUT LOOK AT IT! IT IS A THING OF BEAUTY.
Seriously though. That cover? That cover is stunning. I haven’t read this since high school and I’m on a huge classical novel reread and examine binge. I adore this one.
It’s so creepy…
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
Publishing Date : September 27th, 2016
Publisher : Penguin
Part of a new six-volume series of the best in classic horror, selected by award-winning director Guillermo del Toro Filmmaker and longtime horror literature fan Guillermo del Toro serves as the curator for the Penguin Horror series, a new collection of classic tales and poems by masters of the genre. Included here are some of del Toro s favorites, from Mary Shelley s “Frankenstein” and Ray Russell s short story Sardonicus, considered by Stephen King to be perhaps the finest example of the modern Gothic ever written, to Shirley Jackson s “The Haunting of Hill House” and stories by Ray Bradbury, Joyce Carol Oates, Ted Klein, and Robert E. Howard. Featuring original cover art by Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley, these stunningly creepy deluxe hardcovers will be perfect additions to the shelves of horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and paranormal aficionados everywhere. “The Haunting of Hill House” 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.”