We Have Always Lived in the Castle pdf epub fb2

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson pdf epub fb2

We Have Always Lived in the Castle Author: Shirley Jackson
Title: We Have Always Lived in the Castle
ISBN: 0670002909
ISBN13: 978-0670002900
Other Formats: azw mobi lrf azw
Pages: -
Publisher: Viking (May 20, 1970)
Language: English
Category: Literature & Fiction
Size PDF version: 1873 kb
Size EPUB version: 1723 kb
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Author Shirley Jackson has thrilled fans of horror and intrigue for decades with her superbly crafted stories and has even inspired such authors as Neil Gaiman and Stephen King. We Have Always Lived in the Castle is a classic tale of gothic horror sure to delight fans everywhere and has been optioned for film. Six years after four family members died of arsenic poisoning, the three remaining Blackwoods--elder, agoraphobic sister Constance, wheelchair-bound Uncle Julian, and eighteen-year-old Mary Katherine, or, Merricat--live together in pleasant isolation. Merricat has developed an idiosyncratic system of rules and protective magic to guard the estate against intrusions from hostile villagers. But one day a stranger arrives--cousin Charles, with his eye on the Blackwood fortune--and manages to penetrate into their carefully shielded lives. Unable to drive him away by either polite or occult means, Merricat adopts more desperate methods, resulting in crisis, tragedy, and the revelation of a terrible secret.