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Merricat Blackwood lives on the family estate with her sister Constance and her uncle Julian. Not long ago there were seven Blackwoods—until a fatal dose of arsenic found its way into the sugar bowl one terrible night. Acquitted of the murders, Constance has returned home, where Merricat protects her from the curiousity and hostility of the villagers. Their days pass in happy isolation until cousin Charles appears. Only Merricat can see the danger, and she must act swiftly to keep Constance from his grasp.
THE STORY: The home of the Blackwoods near a Vermont village is a lonely, ominous abode, and Constance, the young mistress of the place, can't go out of the house without being insulted and stoned by the villagers. They have also composed a nasty s
Enam tahun lalu, semangkuk gula yang dibubuhi racun arsenik menewaskan seluruh anggota keluarga Blackwood kecuali dua orang putri, Constance dan Merricat, serta paman mereka, Julian. Constance, sang putri tertua, lolos dari tuduhan pembunuhan, tapi para penduduk desa tak percaya dan mengucilkan keluarga ini. Dua bersaudari dan sang paman pun hidup dalam isolasi dan kesendirian. Suatu hari datanglah seorang pria bernama Charles yang mengaku sebagai sepupu jauh. Dengan pesona dan karismanya, Charles menjalin keakraban dengan Constance dan Paman Julian. Hanya Merricat yang tetap menjaga jarak dan curiga bahwa dibalik senyum manisnya, Charles hanya ingin menguasai harta keluarga Blackwood. Tapi bagaimana Merricat bisa menyadarkan kakak dan pamannya yang sudah terpesona oleh Charles? Merricat bertekad untuk mengusir Charles meski risikonya adalah Merricat sendiri yang akan tersingkir dari kediaman Blackwood. Setelah The Haunting of Hill House, Qanita mempersembahkan We Have Always Live in the Castle, satu lagi horror thriller dari penulis klasik Shirley Jackson, Ratu Horor Gothik Amerika yang telah memengaruhi banyak penulis modern Amerika, termasuk Neil Gaiman dan Stephen King. Membawa pembaca dalam labirin gelap jiwa, We Have Always Lived in the Castle mengisahkan tentang penyimpangan, isolasi, niat membunuh dan perjuangan untuk keluar dari lingkaran setan tak berkesudahan, tak heran apabila buku ini terpilih sebagai salah satu dari sepuluh novel terbaik versi majalah Time. Setelah diadaptasi menjadi pertunjukan drama pada 1966, kini novel ini akan diangkat ke layar lebar dan dibintangi oleh Sebastian Stan, Taissa Farmiga, Alexandra Daddario, dan Crispin Glover. [Mizan, Mizan Publishing, Novel, Fiksi, Horor, Misteri, Remaja, Dewasa, Indonesia]
Shirley Jackson's chilling second novel, based on her own experiences and an actual mysterious disappearance Seventeen-year-old Natalie Waite longs to escape home for college. Her father is a domineering and egotistical writer who keeps a tight rein on Natalie and her long-suffering mother. When Natalie finally does get away, however, college life doesn’t bring the happiness she expected. Little by little, Natalie is no longer certain of anything—even where reality ends and her dark imaginings begin. Chilling and suspenseful, Hangsaman is loosely based on the real-life disappearance of a Bennington College sophomore in 1946. 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Before there was Hill House, there was the Halloran mansion of Jackson’s stunningly creepy fourth novel, The Sundial When the Halloran clan gathers at the family home for a funeral, no one is surprised when the somewhat peculiar Aunt Fanny wanders off into the secret garden. But then she returns to report an astonishing vision of an apocalypse from which only the Hallorans and their hangers-on will be spared, and the family finds itself engulfed in growing madness, fear, and violence as they prepare for a terrible new world. 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.
The classic supernatural thriller by an author who helped define the genre First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror. It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a "haunting"; Theodora, his lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But Hill House is gathering its powers—and soon it will choose one of them to make its own. 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.
A haunting and psychologically driven collection from Shirley Jackson that includes her best-known story "The Lottery" At last, Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" enters Penguin Classics, sixty-five years after it shocked America audiences and elicited the most responses of any piece in New Yorker history. In her gothic visions of small-town America, Jackson, the author of such masterworks as The Haunting of Hill House and We Have Always Lived in the Castle, turns an ordinary world into a supernatural nightmare. This eclectic collection goes beyond her horror writing, revealing the full spectrum of her literary genius. In addition to Come Along with Me, Jackson's unfinished novel about the quirky inner life of a lonely widow, it features sixteen short stories and three lectures she delivered during her last years. 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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