Dark Tales

Dark Tales

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Horror & Ghost Stories
Paperback Published on: 28/09/2017
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Dark Tales
Great spooky story collection
This is the second book of Shirley Jacksons that I have read the first being the haunting of Hill House. I struggled a little bit with certain stories and ... READ MORE
Eleanor  Raper

Synopsis

Step into the unsettling world of Shirley Jackson this autumn with a collection of her finest, darkest short stories, revealing the queen of American gothic at her mesmerising best.

There's something nasty in suburbia. In these deliciously dark tales, 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 country manor, and from the small-town apartment to the dark, dark woods...

Includes the following stories: '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'.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241308493
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Weight: 157g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 12 mm

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Dark Tales
Excellent collection of suspenseful stories
Shirley Jackson is a masterful writer. Like most short story collections, this one is hit and miss - some of the stories are instantly forgettable, some ar... READ MORE
Anna
Dark Tales
Shirley Jackson's stories are not to be missed.
‘’Miss Adela Strangeworth stepped daintily along Main Street on her way to the grocery. The sun was shining, the air was fresh and clear after the night’s ... READ MORE
Amalia Gkavea