We Have Always Lived in the Castle
by Shirley Jackson
Editor: Penguin Books Ltd
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Shirley Jackson, masterpiece: the delightfully dark and funny story of Merricat, adolescent tomboy, beloved sister – and possible madman.”His biggest bookboth fanciful and frightening, a miniaturist is beautifully detailed fantasy sketched inside a mausoleum.Thanks to the depths and depths and bloodwarming depths of our fall, until the surface is only a strange glow of high above, almost forgotten; and the deeper we sink, the more we want to go” from Donna Tartt, author of La GoldfinchLiving in the Blackwood family home with only her sister Constance and uncle Julian for the company, Merric.But since Constance was acquitted of the murder, the rest of the family, the world isn’t leaving the Blackwoods alone.And when Cousin Charles arrives, armed with openings of friendship and a desperate need to get into the trunk, Merricat must do everything in his power to protect the rest of the family.This Penguin edition includes a postface by the famous novelist Joyce Carol Oates.All of Shirley Jackson’s other novels, in addition to The Lottery and Other Stories, are available in Penguin Modern Classics.Shirley Jackson was born in California in 1916.In his short story, The Lotterywas first published in The New Yorker in 1948, readers were so horrified that they sent him hate messages; he has since become one of America’s most emblematic stories of all time.His first novel, La Route à Travers le Mur, was published the same year and was followed by more than five: Hangsaman, The Bird’s Nest, The sundial, The Hantise de la Colline de la Maison and Nous Avons Toujours Vivre dans le Château, widely regarded as his masterpiece.In addition to her dark, brilliant novels, she writes slightly novelized magazine plays on family life with her four children and her husband, spokesman Stanley Edgar HymanShirley Jackson died in her sleep in 1965, at the age of 48.The world of Shirley Jackson is strange and unforgettableShe’s a real’ A’ master.MA masterpiec A homes
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