We Have Always Lived in the Castle (Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions) (Paperback)

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By Shirley Jackson, Jonathan Lethem (Introduction by), Thomas Ott (Illustrator)
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Best known for her short story, “The
Lottery,” Jackson’s novels are undergoing a resurgence with
support from the likes of Charlaine Harris. We Have Always Lived
in the Castle
is a personal favorite from this queen of spooky,
domestic macabre. Merricat, Constance, and Julian Blackwood live a
happy but isolated life after the rest of their family consumes laced
sugar… happy, that is, until cousin Charles shows up and throws a
spanner in the works... 

— Mary


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.

About the Author

Shirley Jackson (1919-1965), a celebrated writer of horror, wrote many stories as well as six novels and two works of nonfiction.Jonathan Lethem is the author of numerous acclaimed novels, including Motherless Brooklyn and The Fortress of Solitude.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780143039976
ISBN-10: 0143039970
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: October 31st, 2006
Pages: 146
Language: English
Series: Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions