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Shirley Jackson - Cuentos ​escogidos
Por ​la autora de Siempre hemos vivido en el castillo En 2016 se celebrará el centenario del nacimiento de Shirley Jackson. Una mujer pasa el día de su boda buscando frenéticamente a su futuro marido, otra hace un extraño viaje nocturno en autobús, un librero satisface la, en apariencia, inofensiva solicitud de un cliente. Y, en el cuento más celebrado de Shirley Jackson, los pobladores de una aldea se reúnen para oficiar un inquietante ritual. «La lotería», uno de los relatos más turbadores que se hayan escrito nunca y un ícono en la historia de la literatura norteamericana, encendió la polémica cuando se publicó por primera vez, en la revista The New Yorker. Este volumen presenta una selección de los cuentos de Shirley Jackson e incluye tres conferencias de la autora, una de las cuales dedicada, precisamente, al escándalo que supuso la publicación de su texto más conocido. Una mujer pasa el día de su boda buscando frenéticamente a su futuro marido, otra hace un extraño viaje nocturno en autobús, un librero satisface la, en apariencia, inofensiva solicitud de un cliente. Y, en el cuento más celebrado de Shirley Jackson, los pobladores de una aldea se reúnen para oficiar un inquietante ritual. «La lotería», uno de los relatos más turbadores que se hayan escrito nunca y un ícono en la historia de la...

Shirley Jackson - Charles
In _Charles_, ​the main character, Laurie, and his alter ego, Charles, are loosely based on Jackson's son Laurence. It is told from the mother's point-of-view and focuses on Laurie's search for identity. The story begins with Laurie's mother describing her son's first day of kindergarten...

Shirley Jackson - The ​Missing Girl
Malice, ​deception and creeping dread lie beneath the surface of ordinary American life in these miniature masterworks.

Shirley Jackson - Hill ​House szelleme
Négyen ​érkeznek a Hill House néven ismert kísérteties, ódon épülethez: dr. Montague, a tudós, aki fizikai bizonyítékokat keres a ház falai között zajló, természetfeletti jelenségekre; Theodora, különleges adottságokkal rendelkező asszisztense; Luke, a birtok fiatal örököse; és a törékeny Eleanor, aki képtelen szabadulni múltja terhétől. Kívülállóként keresik a magyarázatot a hely titkára, de nem sokáig maradhatnak csupán tanúk – a ház erőt gyűjt, ás hamarosan végleg elragadja egyiküket. A gótikus horrorirodalom klasszikusaként számon tartott regényből már két mozifilm (A ház hideg szíve, 1963; Az átok, 1999) és egy színdarab is készült, 2018-ban pedig Mike Flanagan forgatott belőle tízrészes Netflix-sorozatot.

Shirley Jackson - Spuk ​in Hill House
Vier ​Menschen betreten die alte Villa, die als Hill House bekannt ist. Sie wollen die übernatürlichen Phänomene, die sich angeblich darin ereignen, untersuchen. Die vier werden etwas Böses erleben, das sich ihrer Kontrolle und ihrem Verstand entzieht. Sie können unmöglich wissen, dass sie von dem Haus selbst angelockt wurden und welche bösen Pläne es verfolgt … Das Meisterwerk der 'Queen of Horror', der wichtigsten Autorin unheimlicher Literatur und Vorbild für Stephen King und viele andere Autoren. Neil Gaiman: 'Was das wirklich Unheimliche betrifft, überragt Shirley Jacksons SPUK IN HILL HOUSE alle anderen Romane. Eine erstaunliche Autorin. Wenn du sie nicht gelesen hast, hast du etwas Wunderbares verpasst.' Donna Tartt: 'Shirley Jacksons Geschichten gehören zu den schauerlichsten, die je geschrieben wurden.' Joyce Carol Oates: 'Shirley Jackson ist eine dieser höchst eigenwilligen, unnachahmlichen Schriftstellerinnen, deren Werke einen bleibenden Zauber ausüben.' Stephen King: 'Einer der wirklich großen unheimlichen Romane der vergangenen hundert Jahre.' FESTA MUST READ: Große Erzähler ohne Tabus. Muss man gelesen haben.

Shirley Jackson - Hangsaman
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.

Shirley Jackson - The ​Haunting of Hill House
Shirley ​Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House has unnerved readers since its original publication in 1959. A tale of subtle, psychological terror, it has earned its place as one of the significant haunted house stories of the ages. Eleanor Vance has always been a loner--shy, vulnerable, and bitterly resentful of the 11 years she lost while nursing her dying mother. "She had spent so long alone, with no one to love, that it was difficult for her to talk, even casually, to another person without self-consciousness and an awkward inability to find words." Eleanor has always sensed that one day something big would happen, and one day it does. She receives an unusual invitation from Dr. John Montague, a man fascinated by "supernatural manifestations." He organizes a ghost watch, inviting people who have been touched by otherworldly events. A paranormal incident from Eleanor's childhood qualifies her to be a part of Montague's bizarre study--along with headstrong Theodora, his assistant, and Luke, a well-to-do aristocrat. They meet at Hill House--a notorious estate in New England. Hill House is a foreboding structure of towers, buttresses, Gothic spires, gargoyles, strange angles, and rooms within rooms--a place "without kindness, never meant to be lived in...." Although Eleanor's initial reaction is to flee, the house has a mesmerizing effect, and she begins to feel a strange kind of bliss that entices her to stay. Eleanor is a magnet for the supernatural--she hears deathly wails, feels terrible chills, and sees ghostly apparitions. Once again she feels isolated and alone--neither Theo nor Luke attract so much eerie company. But the physical horror of Hill House is always subtle; more disturbing is the emotional torment Eleanor endures. Intense, literary, and harrowing, The Haunting of Hill House belongs in the same dark league as Henry James's classic ghost story, The Turn of the Screw. --Naomi Gesinger

Shirley Jackson - Dark ​Tales
Step ​into the unsettling world of Shirley Jackson this autumn with a collection of her finest, darkest short stories, revealing the queen of American gothic at her 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... Includes the following stories: 'The Possibility of Evil'; 'Louisa, Please Come Home'; 'Paranoia'; 'The Honeymoon of Mrs Smith'; 'The Story We Used to Tell'; 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice'; 'Jack the Ripper'; 'The Beautiful Stranger'; 'All She Said Was Yes'; 'What a Thought'; 'The Bus'; 'Family Treasures'; 'A Visit'; 'The Good Wife'; 'The Man in the Woods'; 'Home'; 'The Summer People'.

Shirley Jackson - Raising ​Demons
In ​the uproarious sequel to _Life Among the Savages_, the author of _The Haunting of Hill House_ confronts the most vexing demons yet: her children In the long out-of-print sequel to _Life Among the Savages_, Jackson’s four children have grown from savages into full-fledged demons. After bursting the seams of their first house, Jackson’s clan moves into a larger home. Of course, the chaos simply moves with them. A confrontation with the IRS, Little League, trumpet lessons, and enough clutter to bury her alive—Jackson spins them all into an indelible reminder that every bit as thrilling as a murderous family in a haunted house is a happy family in a new home.

Shirley Jackson - We ​Have Always Lived in the Castle
Taking ​readers deep into a labyrinth of dark neurosis, We Have Always Lived in the Castle is a deliciously unsettling novel about a perverse, isolated, and possibly murderous family and the struggle that ensues when a cousin arrives at their estate.

Shirley Jackson - Four ​Novels of the 1940s & 50s
From ​the author of The Haunting of Hill House and We Have Always Lived in the Castle, four classic novels of subtle psychological horror. Shirley Jackson--the beloved author of The Lottery, The Haunting of Hill House, and We Have Always Lived in the Castle--is more and more being recognized as one of the finest writers of the American gothic tradition, a true heir of Edgar Allan Poe and Henry James. Now, Jackson's award-winning biographer Ruth Franklin gathers the subtle, chilling, hypnotic novels with which she began her unique career. Her haunting debut tale The Road Through the Wall (1948) explores the secret desires, petty hatreds, and ultimate terrors that lurk beneath the picture-perfect domesticities of a suburban California neighborhood. In Hangsaman (1951)--inspired by the real-life disappearance of a Bennington College sophomore--the precocious but lonely Natalie Waite grows increasingly dependent on an imaginary friend. The Bird's Nest (1954) has not one but four protagonists: the shy, demure young Elizabeth and, revealed with a series of surprising twists, her other, multiple personalities. At the beginning of The Sundial (1958), the eccentric Halloran clan, gathered at the family manse for a funeral, becomes convinced that the world is about to end and that only those who remain in the house shall be saved. In what is perhaps her most unsettling novel, Jackson follows their crazed, violent preparations for the afterlife. Here is the perfect companion to Shirley Jackson: Novels & Stories, Library of America's edition of Jackson's landmark story collection, The Lottery, and her brilliant late novels The Haunting of Hill House and We Have Always Lived in the Castle.

Shirley Jackson - The ​Lottery and Other Stories
A ​haunting and powerful collection of stories from one of America's finest writers, with a new Introduction by Patrick McGrath. Eerie, unforgettable, and by turns terrifying and hilarious, Shirley Jackson's collection of stories plunges us into a unique, brilliantly etched world where the uncanny lurks in the everyday and where nothing is quite what it seems. In "The Lottery," Jackson's most famous work and one of the greatest--and scariest--stories of the twentieth century, a small town gathers for an annual ritual that culminates in a terrible event. In "The Daemon Lover," a woman waits, then searches, for the man she is to marry that day, only to find that he has disappeared as completely as if he had never existed. In "Trial by Combat," a shy woman confronts her kleptomaniac neighbor, and in "Pillar of Salt," a tourist in New York is gradually paralyzed by a city grown nightmarish. Throughout these twenty-five tales, we move through a variety of emotional landscapes full of loneliness and humor, oddity and cruelty, banality and terror, and searing psychological insight. No reader will come away unaffected. The only collection to appear during Jackson's lifetime, The Lottery and Other Stories reveals the full breadth and power of this truly original writer.

Shirley Jackson - Novels ​and Stories
“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 twentieth 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.

Shirley Jackson - Let ​Me Tell You
From ​the peerless author of _The Lottery_ and _We Have Always Lived in the Castle_, this is a treasure trove of deliciously dark and funny stories, essays, lectures, letters and drawings. _Let Me Tell You_ brings together the brilliantly eerie short stories Jackson is best known for with frank and inspiring lectures on writing; comic essays she wrote about her large, rowdy family; and revelatory personal letters and drawings. Jackson's landscape here is most frequently domestic - dinner parties, children's games and neighbourly gossip - but one that is continually threatened and subverted in her unsettling, inimitable prose. This collection is the first opportunity to see Shirley Jackson's radically different modes of writing side by side, revealing her to be a magnificent storyteller, a sharp, sly humorist and a powerful feminist.

Shirley Jackson - The ​Lottery
Shirley ​Jackson's The Lottery is a memorable and terrifying masterpiece, fueled by a tension that creeps up on you slowly without any clear indication of why. This is just a townful of people, after all, choosing their numbers for the annual lottery. What's there to be scared of?

Shirley Jackson - Come ​Along With Me
A ​haunting and psychologically driven collection from Shirley Jackson that includes her best-known story "The Lottery" At last, Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" enters Penguin Classics, sixty-five years after it shocked America audiences and elicited the most responses of any piece in New Yorker history. In her gothic visions of small-town America, Jackson, the author of such masterworks as The Haunting of Hill House and We Have Always Lived in the Castle, turns an ordinary world into a supernatural nightmare. This eclectic collection goes beyond her horror writing, revealing the full spectrum of her literary genius. In addition to Come Along with Me, Jackson's unfinished novel about the quirky inner life of a lonely widow, it features sixteen short stories and three lectures she delivered during her last years.

Shirley Jackson - The ​Sundial
Aunt ​Fanny has always been somewhat peculiar. No one is surprised that while the Halloran clan gathers at the crumbling old mansion for a funeral she wanders off to the secret garden. But when she reports the vision she had there, the family is engulfed in fear, violence, and madness. For Aunt Fanny's long-dead father has given her the precise date of the final cataclysm!

Shirley Jackson - The ​Bird's Nest
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.

Shirley Jackson - Sóbálvány
Shirley ​Jackson életművének legfigyelemreméltóbb darabjai a novellái, amelyek apró, jelentéktelennek látszó hétköznapi dolgokról, eseményekről szólnak, s kivétel nélkül meghökkentő, bizarr vagy rémületbe ejtő befejezésbe torkollnak. A nagyvárosi gyalogos-átkelőhely előtt kétségbeesetten álló ember, a tengerparton gazdátlanul heverő láb, a földijüket derűs egykedvűséggel megkövező falusiak - szimptómái a mechanizmussá vált életnek, a világ kannibalizmusának, az univerzum széthullásának. Shirley Jackson Amerika- és világképében nincs meghittség, biztonság, emberség. Hősei mindig úton vannak, de nincs hová menniük.

Shirley Jackson - Life ​Among the Savages
Shirley ​Jackson, author of the classic short story The Lottery, was known for her terse, haunting prose. But the writer possessed another side, one which is delightfully exposed in this hilariously charming memoir of her family's life in rural Vermont. Fans of Please Don't Eat the Daisies, Cheaper by the Dozen, and anything Erma Bombeck ever wrote will find much to recognize in Shirley Jackson's home and neighborhood: children who won't behave, cars that won't start, furnaces that break down, a pugnacious corner bully, household help that never stays, and a patient, capable husband who remains lovingly oblivious to the many thousands of things mothers and wives accomplish every single day. "Our house," writes Jackson, "is old, noisy, and full. When we moved into it we had two children and about five thousand books; I expect that when we finally overflow and move out again we will have perhaps twenty children and easily half a million books." Jackson's literary talents are in evidence everywhere, as is her trenchant, unsentimental wit. Yet there is no mistaking the happiness and love in these pages, which are crowded with the raucous voices of an extraordinary family living a wonderfully ordinary life.

Shirley Jackson - Just ​an Ordinary Day
Acclaimed ​in her own time for her short story “The Lottery” and her novel The Haunting of Hill House—classics ranking with the work of Edgar Allan Poe—Shirley Jackson blazed a path for contemporary writers with her explorations of evil, madness, and cruelty. Soon after her untimely death in 1965, Jackson’s children discovered a treasure trove of previously unpublished and uncollected stories, many of which are brought together in this remarkable collection. Here are tales of torment, psychological aberration, and the macabre, as well as those that display her lighter touch with humorous scenes of domestic life. Reflecting the range and complexity of Jackson’s talent, Just an Ordinary Day reaffirms her enduring influence and celebrates her singular voice, rich with magic and resonance.

Shirley Jackson - The ​Road Through the Wall
Pepper ​Street is a really nice, safe California neighborhood. The houses are tidy and the lawns are neatly mowed. Of course, the country club is close by, and lots of pleasant folks live there. The only problem is they knocked down the wall at the end of the street to make way for a road to a new housing development. Now, that’s not good—it’s just not good at all. Satirically exploring what happens when a smug suburban neighborhood is breached by awful, unavoidable truths, _The Road Through the Wall_ is the tale that launched Shirley Jackson’s heralded career.

Shirley Jackson - The ​Witchcraft of Salem Village
Stories ​of magic, superstition, and witchcraft were strictly forbidden in the little town of Salem Village. But a group of young girls ignored those rules, spellbound by the tales told by a woman named Tituba. When questioned about their activities, the terrified girls set off a whirlwind of controversy as they accused townsperson after townsperson of being witches. Author Shirley Jackson examines in careful detail this horrifying true story of accusations, trials, and executions that shook a community to its foundations.