The Haunting of Hill House

by Frederic P. Miller
3.70 of 10
The Haunting of Hill House

Format: Paperback

Pages: 68 pages

Language: English

ISBN: 9786134175029

Published: January 7th 2011

High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Haunting of Hill House is a 1959 novel by author Shirley Jackson. Considered one of the best literary ghost stories published during the twentieth century, it has been made into two feature films and a play. Jackson's novel relies on terror rather than horror to elicit emotion by the reader, utilizing complex relationships between the mysterious events in the house and the characters' psyches. Stephen King, in his book Danse Macabre, a non-fiction review of the horror genre, lists The Haunting of Hill House as one of the finest horror novels of the late 20th century and provides a lengthy review. According to the Wall Street Journal, the book is "now widely regarded as the greatest haunted-house story ever written." The book has been adapted to film twice, in 1963 and again in 1999, both times under the title The Haunting.