We Have Always Lived in the Castle (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
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The sisters are propelled further into seclusion and solipsism, abandoning "time and the orderly pattern of our old days" in favor of an ever-narrowing circuit of ritual and shadow. "My sister made these this morning," says Merricat, politely proffering a plate of rum cakes, fresh from the poisoner's kitchen. Taking tea at the scene of a multiple poisoning, with a suspected murderess as one's host, is a perilous business. Visitors call seldom at Blackwood House. "Poor strangers," says Merricat contentedly at last, studying trespassers from the darkness behind the barricaded Blackwood windows. Or so she believes. "Who wants us, o
With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. 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. 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.. This edition features
SassyPants said Chilling Goodness. Last year I read a novel about Shirley Jackson. That prompted me to buy this book. I am now going to read more of her work. I knew she wrote disturbing stories, but my main association with her is the Erma Bombeck-like Raising Demons. I read that several times as an adolescent a. A brooding, gothic masterpiece. Shirley Jackson really had her finger on the pulse of something borderline magical. Our narrator Merricat is one of the most intriguingly twisted characters that I've come across in quite some time. This book has the Jackson touches of schizophrenia, agoraphobia, distrust of nei. Awesome Shirley Jackson A fantastic classic horror novel from one of my favorite writers. This is my second time reading the story and I will read it again for a third time soon. It's that good!