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Title:
Dark tales
Author:
Jackson, Shirley, 1916-1965, author.
Uniform Title:
Short stories. Selections
Publication Information:
New York, New York : Penguin Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2017]
Physical Description:
x, 195 pages ; 20 cm.
Summary:
"For the first time in one volume, a collection of Shirley Jackson's scariest stories, with a foreword by PEN/Hemingway Award winner Ottessa Moshfegh After the publication of her short story "The Lottery" in the New Yorker in 1948 received an unprecedented amount of attention, Shirley Jackson was quickly established as a master horror storyteller. This collection of classic and newly reprinted stories provides readers with more of her unsettling, dark tales, including the "The Possibility of Evil" and "The Summer People." In these deliciously dark stories, the daily commute turns into a nightmarish game of hide and seek, the loving wife hides homicidal thoughts and the concerned citizen might just be an infamous serial killer. In the haunting world of Shirley Jackson, nothing is as it seems and nowhere is safe, from the city streets to the crumbling country pile, and from the small-town apartment to the dark, dark woods. There's something sinister in suburbia. 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"--
Language:
English
Contents:
Foreword / by Ottessa Moshfegh -- Dark tales. The possibility of evil -- Louisa, please come home -- Paranoia -- The honeymoon of Mrs. Smith -- The story we used to tell -- The sorcerer's apprentice -- Jack the ripper -- The beautiful stranger -- All she said was yes -- What a thought -- The bus -- Family treasures -- A visit -- The good wife -- The man in the woods -- Home -- The summer people.
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ISBN:
9780143132004
Format :
Book

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