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Hangsaman
 

Hangsaman (EPUB ebook)

By Jackson, Shirley

Shirley Jackson's Hangsaman is a story of lurking disquiet and haunting disorientation, inspired by the real-life, unsolved disappearance of a female college student.'Shirley Jackson's stories are among the most terrifying ever written' Donna Tartt, author of The GoldfinchNatalie... Waite, daughter of a mediocre writer and a neurotic housewife, is increasingly unsure of her place in the world. In the midst of adolescence she senses a creeping darkness in her life, which will spread among nightmarish parties, poisonous college cliques and the manipulations of the intellectual men who surround her, as her identity gradually crumbles.This edition includes a Foreword by Francine Prose.Shirley Jackson's chilling tales have the power to unsettle and terrify unlike any other. She was born in California in 1916. When her short story The Lottery was first published in The New Yorker in 1948, readers were so horrified they sent her hate mail; it has since become one of the greatest American stories of all time. Her first novel, The Road Through the Wall, was published in the same year and was followed by five more: Hangsaman, The Bird's Nest, The Sundial, The Haunting of Hill House and We Have Always Lived in the Castle, widely seen as her masterpiece. Shirley Jackson died in her sleep at the age of 48.'An amazing writer' Neil Gaiman'The world of Shirley Jackson is eerie and unforgettable ... It is a place where things are not what they seem; even on a morning that is sunny and clear there is always the threat of darkness looming, of things taking a turn for the worse' A. M. Homes'Shirley Jackson is unparalleled as a leader in the field of beautifully written, quiet, cumulative shudders' Dorothy Parker
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ISBN 9780141391991
Published 5 Dec 2013
Publisher Penguin
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en
Series Penguin Modern Classics

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ISBN-13 9780141391991
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin
Released 5 Dec 2013
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Jackson, Shirley
Series Penguin Modern Classics
Category Fiction
Modern Fiction
19th Century Fiction
16th to 18th Century Fiction
Horror & Ghost Stories
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 280
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 813.54
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age 18+ years
Reading Age 18+ years
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade

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