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The novel was first published in 1959


It is regarded as the definitive haunted house story and a classic in American fiction. It was a finalist for a national book award.

external image P_literature_grey.svgThe Haunting of Hill House Summary and Study Guide


Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House: An Introduction by Laura Miller (2006)


The New York Times Book Review: Her Darkest Places (August 28, 2000)


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Image from Peabody Institute Library, Peabody, MA
Image from Peabody Institute Library, Peabody, MA

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Short Biography

Obituary: Shirley Jackson, Author of Horror Classics, Dies (August 10, 1965)

Top 5 and Why: Best Shirley Jackson Books


The Lottery


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The Lottery is her most chilling short story and one of the most famous short stories in American literature.

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Screen Shot 2016-10-28 at 12.35.38 PM.pngFilm Version of The Lottery (1969)
  • Part of the Encyclopedia Britannica's Short Story Showcase
  • One of the 2 bestselling educational films ever


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Screen Shot 2016-10-29 at 1.31.56 PM.pngThe Authorized Graphic Adaptation (2016)