Raising Demons

Shirley Jackson

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‘Hilarious, subversive, sharp without being lethal, and loving without an ounce of sentiment, Shirley Jackson’s more-or-less autobiographical account of life as a mother of four and faculty wife (and brilliant writer) is an eternal, comic joy’ Amy Bloom

‘Our new house was waiting for us, eager, expectant, and empty’

Shirley Jackson skewered the trials of domestic life in 1950s America with wry wit and uncanny precision. In this sequel to Life Among the Savages, her four offspring have now grown into fully-fledged demons. As their house starts to burst at the seams, the Jackson clan somehow manage (without really planning it) to move into a larger home, only to take the chaos – absent furniture, vanishing children, misbehaving refrigerators, an avalanche of books – right along with them.

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ISBN – 9780241473009
Publisher – Penguin Books, Limited
Format – Paperback
Publication Date – 04/03/2021
Dimensions – 198mm X 129mm
Categories – Memoir

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The Haunting of Hill House

Part of a six-volume series of the best in classic horror, selected by Academy award-winning director Guillermo del Toro.

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 light-hearted 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.

Adapted into a film, The Haunting, starring Liam Neeson, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Owen Wilson, The Haunting of Hill House is a powerful work of slow-burning psychological horror.

The Haunting of Hill House is coming to Netflix as a 10-episode limited series.

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The Lottery and Other Stories


One of the most terrifying stories of the twentieth century, Shirley Jackson’s \”The Lottery\” created a sensation when it was first published in The New Yorker in 1948.

Power and haunting, and nights of unrest were typical reader responses. Today it is considered a classic work of short fiction, a story remarkable for its combination of subtle suspense and pitch-perfect descriptions of both the chilling and the mundane.

The Lottery and Other Stories, the only collection of stories to appear during Shirley Jackson’s lifetime, unites The Lottery with twenty-four equally unusual short stories. Together they demonstrate Jackson’s remarkable range–from the hilarious to the horrible, the unsettling to the ominous–and her power as a storyteller.

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