First printing of the greatest haunted house novel of the twentieth century.
"Hill House, not sane, stood by itself against its hills, holding darkness within; it had stood so for eighty years and might stand for eighty more."
With one of the most quoted opening paragraphs in American literature, HILL HOUSE is a book whose every word echoes like a stone dropped down an empty well. Once a cult favorite worshipped by the few but unknown to the many, Jackson's work has long been beloved by authors from Neil Gaiman to Ottessa Moshfegh to Steven King, and HILL HOUSE in particular has exerted a magnetic attraction on readers for more than half a century.
Read more: Ruth Franklin, Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life.
New York: The Viking Press, 1959. 8.5'' x 5.5''. Original half yellow cloth with teal cloth boards, lettered in black. Top edge tinted grey. Original unclipped dust jacket designed by Paul Bacon. , 246 pages. Jacket with minor chipping and rubbing to spine ends and corners; light shelfsoil to rear panel. Boards lightly bumped at corners and spine ends.
Near fine in very good jacket.
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