Spuk in Hill House

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783937273136

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The Haunting of Hill House

Author: Shirley Jackson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141927542

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 476

THE INSPIRATION FOR THE NEW NETFLIX SERIES DEBUTING THIS HALLOWE'EN The best-known of Shirley Jackson's novels and a major inspiration for writers like Neil Gaiman and Stephen King, The Haunting of Hill House is a chilling story of the power of fear. 'Shirley Jackson's stories are among the most terrifying ever written' Donna Tartt, author of The Goldfinch and The Secret History Four seekers have arrived at the rambling old pile known as Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of psychic phenomena; Theodora, his lovely assistant; Luke, the future inheritor of the estate; and Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman with a dark past. As they begin to cope with horrifying occurrences beyond their control or understanding, they cannot possibly know what lies ahead. For Hill House is gathering its powers - and soon it will choose one of them to make its own. Twice filmed as The Haunting, and the inspiration for a new 10-part Netflix series, The Haunting of Hill House is a powerful work of slow-burning psychological horror. Shirley Jackson was born in California in 1916. When her short story The Lottery was first published in the New Yorker in 1948, readers were so horrified they sent her hate mail; it has since become one of the most iconic American stories of all time. Her first novel, The Road Through the Wall, was published in the same year and was followed by five more: Hangsaman, The Bird's Nest, The Sundial, The Haunting of Hill House and We Have Always Lived in the Castle, widely seen as her masterpiece. Shirley Jackson died in her sleep at the age of 48. If you enjoyed The Haunting of Hill House, you might like Jackson's We Have Always Lived in the Castle, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. 'An amazing writer ... If you haven't read her you have missed out on something marvellous' Neil Gaiman 'As nearly perfect a haunted-house tale as I have ever read' Stephen King 'The world of Shirley Jackson is eerie and unforgettable' A. M. Homes 'Shirley Jackson is one of those highly idiosyncratic, inimitable writers...whose work exerts an enduring spell' Joyce Carol Oates

A Haunting of Shadows

Author: Kaiser Jamal

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1450064965

Category: Fiction

Page: 141

View: 309

This novel is about a character whose disillusionment begins soon after he arrives into contemporary culture and finds it almost impossible to cope. He is at odds with a dark uninviting City in which he lives and his work which he does in the Tower. The Tower is my synonym for all that he believes controls society and politics. Throughout, he falls back to compare his life to the life he remembers as a child. Most of them are memories of childhood adventures full of warmth and longing but he also remembers difficult times with his father. As he ages he begins to dream of a return to the past but eventually accepts that there is no going back. There is no escape for him as he has become far too deeply meshed into the City and the Tower. It is a story of unresolved struggle and internal conflict and a journey that poses questions, each one throwing up far too many answers to do anything other than to confuse. There is a great deal of anger at historical injustices perpetrated around the world, all of which has been sanitized by modern historical writing. His life ends in failure but that is what he always expected. It is also an intense love story and his love for a woman with whom he had an affair for only 24 weeks. Its failure haunts him throughout his life and he becomes quite unable ever to love again. His frustration leads him into several unrewarding sexual encounters, real and imagined, some with graphic scenes and some that mean nothing at all. Behind all this is a character I have named the Custodian. He is a mentor and his conscience, often by his side, critical and unforgiving but I never make it clear if he is a real person. In essence it is an analysis of internal conflict of a man who ultimately realizes he has failed at everything, having struggled throughout to stop himself from tearing apart. It is unusual in literary style combing a touch of poetry within prose. It is haunting in the sense that it a mix of past and present, always simmering in a cauldron of confusion. Sepulchral in silence this tranquil home in which I turn from side to side end to end. No challenge to my thoughts or voices with demands no calls upon my love or pilfering of my time No hunger I feed or thirst I meet, through these rooms I walk lips unspeaking eyes unsmiling answered in full my call to be free.

The Battle

Author: Caroline Clark,Carrie King

Publisher: Haunting of Ravenstock Castle

ISBN: 9781796821970

Category: Fiction

Page: 86

View: 8532

Lost! Is a creepy old castle the perfect place to hide?The year is 1650 and civil war rages through the kingdoms of England and Scotland. A group of English soldiers has lost their way deep in the Scottish Lowlands. Exhausted, cold, and hungry they find a deserted castle and take shelter for the night.Then the siting's begin. People appear and disappear. Strange noises can be heard coming from the walls and it is cold in some of the rooms.A servant girl is found and then disappears. What is going on?"The place is cursed, haunted and we must leave now."Surely such mutterings will not bother these brave men. They have faced death in battle a few unexplained noises will not scare them away.If only they had listened, they might have left with their lives.Read on to find out what is afoot in Ravenstock CastleThis is the fourth book in The Haunting of Ravenstock Castle series. Each can be read alone and in any order.The InvasionThe FoundingThe ProphecyAlso by Caroline Clark: The Spirit Guide Series: The Haunting of Seafield HouseThe Haunting on the HillsideThe Haunting of Oldfield DriveThe Ghosts of RedRise House 4 book box setSingle Books: The Haunting of Brynlee HouseDaddy Won't Kill YouThe Spirit Behind YouThe Haunting of Shadow Hill HouseShorter Books: The Christmas SpiritWith Carrie King: A Christmas HauntingThe Haunting of Greyfield Manor Series: The Dark SecretSpiritual AwakeningsChild's PlayCrossing OverThe Haunting of Briar Park Series: Something Evil This Way ComesWith Wicked IntentSilent ScreamingThe Darkness in the Shadow

The Lesson

Author: Caroline Clark,Carrie King

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781797697505

Category: Fiction

Page: 82

View: 4409

Banished from the London scene young Georgina will walk the lonely castle but is she alone?The year is 1815 and poor Georgina has been banished from the fabulous London scene of parties and balls. It is all because she fell in love with a commoner. What is worse she has been sent to the remote and creepy Castle Ravenstock to stay with her Scottish uncle and aunt.The place is spooky and lonely and she swears she sees things or people who are not there. Maybe it is haunted? Then there is the infernal mist. It comes from nowhere and clings to you like death.At least she has her cousin Arabel, who introduces Georgina to some of the castle's darkest secrets. But the most surprising secret is yet to be revealed.Enter Ravenstock Castle if you dare. This is the fifth book in The Haunting of Ravenstock Castle series. Each can be read alone and in any order.The InvasionThe FoundingThe ProphecyThe BattleAlso by Caroline Clark: The Spirit Guide Series: The Haunting of Seafield HouseThe Haunting on the HillsideThe Haunting of Oldfield DriveThe Ghosts of RedRise House 4 book box setSingle Books: The Haunting of Brynlee HouseDaddy Won't Kill YouThe Spirit Behind YouThe Haunting of Shadow Hill HouseShorter Books: The Christmas SpiritWith Carrie King: A Christmas HauntingThe Haunting of Greyfield Manor Series: The Dark SecretSpiritual AwakeningsChild's PlayCrossing OverThe Haunting of Briar Park Series: Something Evil This Way ComesWith Wicked IntentSilent ScreamingThe Darkness in the

Shadow House

Es gibt kein Entkommen

Author: Dan Poblocki

Publisher: Edel:Books

ISBN: 3961290911

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 9139

Unter einem harmlosen Vorwand werden die Kinder Poppy, Marcus, Azumi, Dash und Dylan in das Shadow House gelockt. Doch kurz nach ihrer Ankunft merken sie, dass es hier nicht mit rechten Dingen zugeht: Korridore verschieben sich, Türen lösen sich in Luft auf, Geister erscheinen und Kinder verschwinden. Als sich die unheimlichen Ereignisse häufen, wird den Freunden klar: Dieses Haus ist böse – und es gibt kein Entkommen ... Das schaurige Geisterhaus sorgt für gruselige Spannung und jede Menge Gänsehaut.

Das Haus in Cold Hill

Roman

Author: Peter James

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104903085

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 950

Spannend und herrlich schaurig: Englands Bestsellerautor Peter James hat eine hervorragende, gruselige Geistergeschichte geschrieben. Für Ollie und Caro Harcourt und ihre Tochter Jade ist es ein wirkliches Abenteuer: Ihr neues Zuhause ist ein riesiger, verfallener alter Kasten. Genau das Richtige, um es von Grund auf zu sanieren, eine veritable Geldanlage. Doch die Harcourts sind nicht die einzigen Bewohner. Ungewöhnliche Dinge gehen hier vor sich, eine gespenstische Frau in Grau wandelt durch die Flure. Als die verängstigten Harcourts schließlich die dunkle Geschichte von Cold Hill erfahren, ahnen sie, dass ihr Leben auf dem Spiel stehen könnte.

Slade House

Author: David Mitchell

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644055513

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 2418

Das neue Buch von David Mitchell, dem Autor des von den Wachowski-Geschwistern verfilmten, genre- und zeitenübergreifenden Romans «Wolkenatlas»: ein Schauerroman par excellence. Geh die Slade Alley hinunter - schmal, feucht und leicht zu verfehlen, selbst wenn du sie suchst. Finde das kleine schwarze Eisentor in der Mauer zur Rechten. Keine Klinke, kein Schlüsselloch, aber wenn du es berührst, schwingt es auf. Tritt in den sonnendurchfluteten Garten eines alten Hauses, das dort unpassend wirkt: zu nobel für die schäbige Nachbarschaft, irgendwie zu groß für das Grundstück. Ein Fremder begrüßt dich und führt dich hinein. Zunächst möchtest du gar nicht mehr fort. Dann merkst du, dass du es nicht mehr kannst. Denn alle neun Jahre, am letzten Sonntag im Oktober, wird ein «Gast» ins Slade House eingeladen. Doch warum wurde er oder sie ausgewählt, von wem und zu welchem Zweck? Die Antwort findet sich dort am hinteren Ende des Flurs, oben am Absatz der Treppe. «Slade House» ist ein raffiniert komponiertes Schauerstück. Und auch eine literarische Hommage an die großen Klassiker der fantastischen Literatur, von «Alice im Wunderland» bis zur «Rocky Horror Picture Show» – ein Buch wie eine Escher'sche Kippfigur, von einem der einfallsreichsten und phantasiebegabtesten Schriftsteller der zeitgenössischen Literatur. Mitchell zaubert bunt und lustvoll und verzaubert damit uns.

The Raid

Author: Caroline Clark,Carrie King

Publisher: Haunting of Ravenstock Castle

ISBN: 9781799051572

Category: Fiction

Page: 90

View: 4211

Is the Castle Haunted? Would the boys be safer in war-torn Edinburgh?11-year-old James and his young brother Raphael are sent to a huge castle in the country to escape the wartime raids that are hitting Edinburgh. There they meet other evacuees and explore the castle and its surroundings. Although they are initially excited to be staying in such a grand location, their feelings soon turn to mistrust and then fear as the suspicion grows that the castle may be haunted. Will the castle claim another victim? Find out in The Raid.This is the sixth book in The Haunting of Ravenstock Castle series. Each can be read alone and in any order.The InvasionThe FoundingThe ProphecyThe BattleThe LessonAlso by Caroline Clark: The Spirit Guide Series: The Haunting of Seafield HouseThe Haunting on the HillsideThe Haunting of Oldfield DriveThe Ghosts of RedRise House 4 book box setSingle Books: The Haunting of Brynlee HouseDaddy Won't Kill YouThe Spirit Behind YouThe Haunting of Shadow Hill HouseShorter Books: The Christmas SpiritWith Carrie King: A Christmas HauntingThe Haunting of Greyfield Manor Series: The Dark SecretSpiritual AwakeningsChild's PlayCrossing OverThe Haunting of Briar Park Series: Something Evil This Way ComesWith Wicked IntentSilent ScreamingThe Darkness in the

Through the Pale Door

A Guide to and Through the American Gothic

Author: Frederick S. Frank

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 338

View: 8827

This is a bibliographical guide to the primary sources and central texts of American Gothic literature. The book collects, selects, identifies, and classifies all specimens of American Gothic literary activity from its initial expression at the end of the 18th century in the novels of Charles Brockden Brown, to the writings of the modern masters such as H. P. Lovecraft, Shirley Jackson, Joyce Carol Oates, and Stephen King. The core bibliography brings together approximately 600 entries selected to suggest the development and variety of American Gothic endeavor in both its popular and more serious manifestations.

Das Zeitalter des Überwachungskapitalismus

Author: Shoshana Zuboff

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593439638

Category: Political Science

Page: 727

View: 6153

Gegen den Big-Other-Kapitalismus ist Big Brother harmlos. Die Menschheit steht am Scheideweg, sagt die Harvard-Ökonomin Shoshana Zuboff. Bekommt die Politik die wachsende Macht der High-Tech-Giganten in den Griff? Oder überlassen wir uns der verborgenen Logik des Überwachungskapitalismus? Wie reagieren wir auf die neuen Methoden der Verhaltensauswertung und -manipulation, die unsere Autonomie bedrohen? Akzeptieren wir die neuen Formen sozialer Ungleichheit? Ist Widerstand ohnehin zwecklos? Zuboff bewertet die soziale, politische, ökonomische und technologische Bedeutung der großen Veränderung, die wir erleben. Sie zeichnet ein unmissverständliches Bild der neuen Märkte, auf denen Menschen nur noch Quelle eines kostenlosen Rohstoffs sind - Lieferanten von Verhaltensdaten. Noch haben wir es in der Hand, wie das nächste Kapitel des Kapitalismus aussehen wird. Meistern wir das Digitale oder sind wir seine Sklaven? Es ist unsere Entscheidung! Zuboffs Buch liefert eine neue Erzählung des Kapitalismus. An ihrer Deutung kommen kritische Geister nicht vorbei.

Beyond My Wildest Dreams

An Anecdotal Autobiography

Author: Jack French

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477121692

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 167

View: 301

About the Book Growing up among the rich and famous in Beverly Hills, California, in the forties and fifties wasn’t what you would expect. Time and circumstances have changed the world dramatically since then steering his life in directions he could never have imagined. That’s what this book is about, life as he has lived it, from schoolboy to CEO of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses. With anecdotal detail he shares his recollections of his boyhood hometown, working for America’s greatest volunteer organization and the journey that took him there and beyond. He reveals his business philosophies and life lessons as he shared them with his staff and family.

The Haunted House On Raven’s Roost

Author: Jim & Ann Sheridan

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1481723448

Category: Fiction

Page: 122

View: 8042

Raven’s Roost is a story about Halloween. A mother and her three children relocate to a small town on the eastern seaboard to be closer to her parents and sister who live in the small town. It is fall and Halloween is fast approaching. The relocated children become friends with the two little boys who live next door to them. The two little boys harbor a dark secret about the old house on top of a hill called Raven’s Roost. The two little boys have already discovered a secret cave and tunnel under the old house and they believe from what they have discovered that the house is haunted. There is further evidence that something mysterious is going on up at the old house and the children believe it is haunted. A mysterious floating light appears sometime after dark and there are sounds coming from the top of the hill that suggests a ghost does live at the house. The children set out to discover exactly what is going on up at the old house. On Halloween night they sneak off to go up to the old ‘haunted’ house under the guise of trick or treating the occupants of the house if there are any. Much to the dismay of the children’s parents, the children have found a gold coin in the cave beneath the old mansion. The children’s plot to trick or treat the house goes awry when a monstrous form appears at the house and an apparent ghost does appear during their Halloween night trip to the house.

In the Shadow of Los Alamos

Selected Writings of Edith Warner

Author: Patrick Burns

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826319784

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 290

View: 1623

To read this book is to hear her own quiet voice, describing pueblo ceremonials, detailing the difficulties of life during the war years, and above all recording her own spiritual relationship with the New Mexico landscape.

Locke & Key, Volume 3: Crown of Shadows

Author: Joe Hill

Publisher: IDW Publishing

ISBN: 1623020816

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: N.A

View: 5003

The dead plot against the living, the darkness closes in on Keyhouse, and a woman is shattered beyond repair, in the third storyline of the Eisner-nominated series. Dodge continues his relentless quest to find the key to the black door, and raises an army of shadows to wipe out anyone who might get in his way. Surrounded and outnumbered, the Locke children find themselves fighting a desperate battle, all alone, in a world where the night itself has become their enemy.

Encounters With American Culture

(1963-1972)

Author: Peter S. Prescott

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412822534

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 331

View: 1101

This collection of essays discusses some of the important books, authors, and literary trends of a volatile era in American and world literature whose cultural repercussions are still being felt. Peter S. Prescott was one of the most penetrating, knowledgeable, and sensitive critics to write for a general audience in the tradition of Edmund Wilson. Readers will discover not only Prescott's acute and subtle comments on the enduring and/or representative books of the time, but also his humor and style, his way with an anecdote or aphorism, his talent for parody, and his ability to laugh at himself, as well as at the authors he sometimes skewers. Prescott's writing has an immediacy and vivacity that suggests what it was like to read new books during his time. Here is one critic's view--ironic and complex--of good books by famous writers like Norman Mailer, Jorge Luis Borges, Joyce Carol Oates, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, and Vladimir Nabokov, as well as of good books by little-known writers and others who would later achieve reknown. Here, too, is some astringent criticism of distinguished and popular authors who have fallen into self-indulgence. Prescott writes about the New Journalism in its early days and about fragmentary autobiography as a literary form--genres whose importance he was among the first to recognize. His essays also touch on theater, film, food, and politics. The criticism in this volume are examples of the literary essay in its truest sense--an attempt to explore, in however brief space allowed, what the author sees around him, and connections between books and other aspects of the way people live. Always personal and urbane, these essays are often hilarious, generally moving, and exemplify the essay as an art form. Peter S. Prescott was book review editor for Newsweek. His books include A Darkening Green: Notes from the Silent Generation, and The Child Savers: Juvenile Justice Observed. Anne L. Prescott is Helen Goodhart Altschul Professor of English at Barnard College.

Vampyres N Things

Author: Loretto Gubernatis

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469157802

Category: Fiction

Page: 270

View: 9965

Dear Loretto, Thanks for showing this to me. I like the spooky fi gure but Ive learned over the years that a heavier font is more eyecatching. Otherwise its very effective. Good luck with it. Best, Quinn