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We Have Always Lived in the Castle (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

We Have Always Lived in the Castle (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
Author: Shirley Jackson
ISBN 13: 9780143039976
ISBN 10: 143039970
Edition: Deluxe
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 2006-10-31
Format: Paperback
Pages: 146
List Price: $17.00

Taking readers deep into a labyrinth of dark neurosis, We Have Always Lived in the Castle is a deliciously unsettling novel about a perverse, isolated, and possibly murderous family and the struggle that ensues when a cousin arrives at their estate.

Publishers Weekly

Since the mysterious death of four family members, the superstitious Mary Katherine "Merricat" Blackwood, her ailing uncle Julian, and agoraphobic sister Constance have lived in a bizarre but contented state of isolation. But when cousin Charles arrives in search of the Blackwood fortune, a terrible family secret is revealed. Bernadette Dunne's reading is flawlessly paced and suspenseful. The voices she provides the cast of characters are spot on: precocious Merricat is haunted and increasingly desperate; Constance is doting but detached; Uncle Julian is both pleasantly dotty and utterly unnerving; and Charles is the conniving villain listeners will love to hate. A treat for fans of mystery and suspense. (June)