The Haunting of Hill House

The Haunting of Hill House

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Horror & Ghost Stories
Paperback Published on: 01/10/2009
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The Haunting of Hill House
An intelligent ghost story
A brilliant ghost story and one of the best I've ever read. Scary and unsettling, it feels like you are right there in the room with them willing the door ... READ MORE
Kari Fry at Stevenage
The Haunting of Hill House
Psychological gothic horror novel
An amazing psychological gothic horror novel, with an unreliable narrator who will progressively lose herself into madness.
Claudia
The Haunting of Hill House
Haunting!
What can I say about The Haunting of Hill House that hasn't already been said since it was first published? I came to the book after watching the Netflix s... READ MORE
Mercy
The Haunting of Hill House
Classic worthy of the name
I’ve been having a lot of difficulty reading lately and it had gotten to the stage where I couldn’t even choose a book to read. So I left it up to the exqu... READ MORE
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The Haunting of Hill House
Beautifully atmospheric and brilliantly written.
Nell's experiences in Hill House are some of the most vividly described passages I've read in a good while. You experience the madness alongside her. I ke... READ MORE
Tom

Synopsis

Now a major Netflix series

The best-known of Shirley Jackson's novels, and the inspiration for writers such as Neil Gaiman and Stephen King, The Haunting of Hill House is a chilling story of the power of fear.

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.

Now a major Netflix series,The Haunting of Hill House is a powerful work of slow-burning psychological horror.

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.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141191447
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Weight: 191g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm

Customer Reviews

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The Haunting of Hill House
A worthy ‘classic’
This is a genuinely scary ghost story in which the terror is psychological rather than visceral. The premise is simple but brilliant, four disparate charac... READ MORE
Tim Dumble
The Haunting of Hill House
The Haunting of Hill House
A slow building psychological horror, this book tells of the events at Hill House when four strangers meet to try and gather evidence of haunting at the ho... READ MORE
Ecowitch
The Haunting of Hill House
Fun and interesting page turner
A book I will be rereading plenty!
Bookendz
The Haunting of Hill House
Spooky classic
I knew this book would be great from the opening page. It was so creepy and atmospheric and genuinely scary in places. Have decided to watch the TV series ... READ MORE
Amanda Jones
The Haunting of Hill House
This is the first book that I have ever read that genuinely scared me
This is the first book that I have ever read that genuinely scared me. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed the writing style in this and Shirley does a r... READ MORE
Michaela McClelland
The Haunting of Hill House
Chilling!
A chilling and fabulous read from a brilliant author, that I am very happy to recommend on to all. Thrilled I was finally prompted to pick it up after hear... READ MORE
Fiona Sharp
The Haunting of Hill House
New addition to my favourite classics
Lots of unexpected tern’s especially at the end, easy read, interesting and inviting storyline.
Mia
The Haunting of Hill House
Gothic.
Eleanor Vance is now one of my favorite characters in literature.
Mel
The Haunting of Hill House
It's a brilliant classic (Spoilers btw)
I love it. It's not a horror book, to say the least, but it definitely has an eerie feeling about it. Such as (spoilers), when Eleanor, Luke, the Doctor, a... READ MORE
Lily Burgess
The Haunting of Hill House
Uhm
It's good in its own right but if you're reading this after watching the show (like me) then be warned that they're different and it's jarring how differen... READ MORE
holly can read
The Haunting of Hill House
A clever and spooky play on the mind
I enjoyed this story. It wasn't what I was expecting at all, but it kept me intrigued. It felt more like a play on the mind and seeing how events unravel. ... READ MORE
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