The Haunting of Hill HouseBook - 1960
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If you prefer to get your thrills from tales of ghosts and possessions, Amityville style, this will be up your alley, it is THE classic haunted house story. Set in an isolated mansion, the terror lies in the paranormal occurrences experienced by the main characters. This novel has twice been adap... Read More »
Four friends visit Hill house for an adventure to gather evidence that hauntings are in fact real. Everything starts out fine and spooky but as night falls things start becoming truly terrifying! Will the house claim its next victim? This is THE classic gothic haunted house story and a tale that ... Read More »
ChristchurchLib Apr 05, 2020
Four friends visit Hill house for an adventure to gather evidence that hauntings are in fact real. Everything starts out fine and spooky but as night falls things take a turn, and a descent into terror unfolds. Will the house claim its next victim? This is a classic gothic haunted house story and... Read More »
A 1959 gothic horror novel by Shirley Jackson. Four seekers arrive at the run down, rambling old pile Hill House, what will they find? A near perfect gothic haunted house story.
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THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE by Shirley Jackson takes place in a house with a sordid past. When a young woman (Eleanor) who's "sensitive" where psychic matters are concerned takes up residence as part of an investigation into strange occurrences at the residence, the old place just gets stranger, until by the end she's exhibiting symptoms of bi-polarity.
THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE is a spooky story. Set in an old mansion with a sketchy past, its residence experience strange occurrences of the paranormal. By stories end, our characters are left without their wits, still seeking explanations, as the reader will be too. HILL HOUSE was one of the earliest psychological novels published, setting the stage for a new genre: the thriller.
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More brandy, anyone? My passion for spirits -"
-Luke, THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE, by Shirley Jackson
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