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Publisher Description

The greatest haunted house story ever written, the inspiration for a 10-part Netflix series directed by Mike Flanagan and starring Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, and Timothy Hutton
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.
For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. 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.

Fiction & Literature
November 28
Penguin Publishing Group

Customer Reviews

AllHorns ,

The Haunting of Hill House

Recommended by Stephen King in Danse Macabre, it was well worth the read. Frightening in the mental images it calls to mind. The story is moved along fluidly with just the right amount of alternating dialogue and narration. A spooky book that's well-written.

Tom_Prech ,

No Sample!

I’m not gonna buy this book out of principle. The Sample button should be about only that.. sampling the book. Penguin provides us no real content of the book. Not even a single page. just the Introduction. They are treating us would-be readers with contempt so why should we reward them?

Sofiasmom11 ,

The Haunting of Hill House

What a great novel. Not the slightest bit “scary” however. I can’t stress what a huge disappointment it is in that regard. Humorous and interesting, but how can this be considered the scariest book haunted house book ever written!?

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