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Publisher Description

Shirley Jackson's beloved gothic tale of a peculiar girl named Merricat and her family's dark secret

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. This edition features a new introduction by Jonathan Lethem.

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.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2006
October 31
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
160
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
744
KB

Customer Reviews

Lampshade1660 ,

LOVED

I could not set this book down. The characters are extremely engrossing and it's so easy to get in their heads. A wonderful "mystery" that's more of a 'why do it' than a 'who done it'. It's also a very easy read! If I was to start a book club, it would be because of this book... I could talk about it all day. 👏🏻

Khuyrg ,

A masterpiece

A gothic tale that has no equal. A superb storyteller that respects her readers enough to not spell out everything but instead let the readers use their own imagination.

Folklorist ,

Creepy but terribly slow.

I have a Ph.D. In English and can handle all kinds of writing. This unfolds it’s story very gradually and has some good moments. Unfortunately, I plainly didn’t care for it. Find some other Jackson to curl up with and discuss. You can pass this one by.

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