We Have Always Lived in the Castle

We Have Always Lived in the Castle

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 01/10/2009
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We Have Always Lived in the Castle
Uniquely disturbing
Deservedly a classic, bordering on the horror genre. I flew through this novel, fascinated by the characters, the backstory, the setting - although I have ... READ MORE
Sean Farrell


Living in the Blackwood family home with only her sister Constance and her Uncle Julian for company, Merricat just wants to preserve their delicate way of life. But ever since Constance was acquitted of murdering the rest of the family, the world isn't leaving the Blackwoods alone. And when Cousin Charles arrives, armed with overtures of friendship and a desperate need to get into the safe, Merricat must do everything in her power to protect the remaining family.

This Penguin edition includes an afterword by the acclaimed novelist Joyce Carol Oates. All Shirley Jackson's other novels, plus The Lottery and Other Stories, are available in Penguin Modern Classics.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141191454
  • Number of pages: 176
  • Weight: 135g
  • Dimensions: 197 x 129 x 10 mm

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We Have Always Lived in the Castle
Scary and beautiful
I loved this book because it is beautiful and strange and a little scary in an odd way. The characters are really interesting and so well developed for suc... READ MORE
We Have Always Lived in the Castle
Dark and bizarre
We Have Always Lived In The Castle is one of those books I have been meaning to read since I started blogging and I eventually got around to it at the end ... READ MORE
We Have Always Lived in the Castle
A haunting read!
I read this a couple months ago and it has me still thinking about it now. Such a haunting read, Shirley Jackson really sucks you into the world in this on... READ MORE
Indianna Ryan