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We Have Always Lived in the Castle
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Shirley Jackson
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-10-01 - Publisher: Penguin UK

Shirley Jackson's masterpiece: the deliciously dark and funny story of Merricat, tomboy teenager, beloved sister - and possible lunatic. 'Her greatest book ... at once whimsical and harrowing, a miniaturist's charmingly detailed fantasy sketched inside a mausoleum ... Through depths and depths and bloodwarm depths we fall, until the surface
We Have Always Lived in the Castle
Language: en
Pages: 78
Authors: Shirley Jackson
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 1967-10 - Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

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
Language: en
Pages: 78
Authors: Hugh Wheeler
Categories: American drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 1967 - Publisher:

The sisters Merricat and Constance Blackwood and their uncle Julian keep apart from the villagers' curiosity and hostility after Constance is cleared of the mysterious, arsenic-related deaths of four relatives, until cousin Charles appears to threaten their isolation.
The Significance of Sibling Relationships in Literature
Language: en
Pages: 174
Authors: JoAnna Stephens Mink, Janet Doubler Ward
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1993 - Publisher: Popular Press

This interdisciplinary collection of essays encompasses variations of the sibling paradigm—the single child, brothers and sisters, twins, and sisters and sisterhood. Literary siblings are the focus, but each discussion is placed within the parameters of cultural and social commentary. The essays bring together studies in the fields of social and
Shirley Jackson's American Gothic
Language: en
Pages: 236
Authors: Darryl Hattenhauer
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-01-01 - Publisher: SUNY Press

Best known for her short story "The Lottery" and her novel The Haunting of Hill House, Shirley Jackson produced a body of work that is more varied and complex than critics have realized. In fact, as Darryl Hattenhauer argues here, Jackson was one of the few writers to anticipate the