Shirley Jackson (1916-1965) received wide critical acclaim for her short story "The Lottery," which was first published in the New Yorker in 1948. Her works available from Penguin Classics include We Have Always Lived in the Castle, The Haunting of Hill House, Come Along with Me, Hangsaman, The Bird's Nest, and The Sundial, as well as Life Among the Savages and Raising Demons available from Penguin Books.
"A marvelous elucidation of life...a story full of craft and full
of mystery" -The New York Times Book Review"A witch's brew of
eerie power and startling novelty" -The New York Times
"I was thrilled by the genuine but meaningful strangeness of Shirley Jackson's We Have Always Lived in the Castle." -George Saunders
"Jackson's novel is so wonderfully creepy that students usually feel subversive just for reading it. Add to that one of the most brilliantly realized unreliable narrators in fiction and the book becomes irresistible." -Marlon James