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"Shirley Jackson is unparalleled as a leader in the field of beautifully written, quiet, cumulative shudders." -- Dorothy Parker

About the Author

Shirley Jackson (1919–1965), a celebrated writer of horror, wrote many stories as well as six novels and two works of nonfiction.
In addition to many prize-winning and bestselling novels, including We Were the Mulvaneys, Black Water, and Because It Is Bitter and Because It Is My Heart (available in Plume editions), Joyce Carol Oates is the author of a number of works of gothic fiction including Haunted: Tales of the Grotesque (Plume), a 1995 World Fantasy Award nominee; and Zombie (Plume), winner of the 1996 Bram Stoker Award for Best Horror Novel, awarded by the Horror Writers' Association. In 1994, Oates received the Bram Stoker Lifetime Achievement Award in Horror Fiction. She is the editor of American Gothic Tales and her latest novel is Broke Heart Blues (Dutton). She lives in Princeton, New Jersey.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 832 pages
  • Publisher: Library of America; First Edition edition (May 27, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1598530720
  • ISBN-13: 978-1598530728
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 1 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
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By David C. Smith on May 27, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Here are the contents of The Library of America's first Shirley Jackson volume:

THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE

WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE

THE LOTTERY; OR, THE ADVENTURES OF JAMES HARRIS (story collection)
The Intoxicated
The Daemon Lover
Like Mother Used to Make
Trial by Combat
The Villager
My Life with R. H. Macy
The Witch
The Renegade
After You, My Dear Alphonse
Charles
Afternoon in Linen
Flower Garden
Dorothy and My Grandmother and the Sailors
Colloquy
Elizabeth
A Fine Old Firm
The Dummy
Seven Types of Ambiguity
Come Dance with Me in Ireland
Of Course
Pillar of Salt
Men with Their Big Shoes
The Tooth
Got a Letter from Jimmy
The Lottery

UNCOLLECTED STORIES
Janice
A Cauliflower in Her Hair
Behold the Child Among His Newborn Blisses
It Isn't the Money I Mind
The Third Baby's the Easiest
The Summer People
Island
The Night We All Had Grippe
A Visit; or, The Lovely House
This Is the Life; or, Journey with a Lady
One Ordinary Day, with Peanuts
Louisa, Please Come Home
The Little House
The Bus
The Possibility of Evil

UNPUBLISHED STORIES & SKETCHES
Portrait
The Mouse
I Know Who I Love
The Beautiful Stranger
The Rock
The Honeymoon of Mrs. Smith

Appendix: Biography of a Story
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A few years ago I read a review of an anthology of short stories in which a story by Joyce Carol Oates was praised as "a study of loneliness worthy of Shirley Jackson." For that and many other reasons how apropos that it's Oates herself who has compiled the contents of this very welcome volume, which features Jackson's three best books in their entirety: her 1949 collection The Lottery and Other Stories, and her classic novels The Haunting of Hill House and We Have Always Lived in the Castle. Not only that, but a bumper crop of 22 of her other short stories are included as well, some of which are among her very best: "One Ordinary day, With Peanuts," "A Visit, or The Lovely House," "The Summer People," "I Know Who I Love," and "The Bus." Jackson's been my favorite author since I was a teen, and I've been really happy to see her literary rep growing again in recent years; I'm hoping this volume might do well enough that The Library of America might release a companion volume collecting her four other novels: The Road Through the Wall, The Bird's Nest, The Sundial, and my favorite of the bunch, the underrated bildungsroman, Hangsaman (I'd also throw in her book of very funny family stories, Life Among the Savages, as well as the novel she was working on at the time of her death, Come Along with Me).Read more ›
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I have loved Shirley Jackson since I read WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE in middle school. Her work is amazing. I have copies of the stories/novels in this collection, but it is lovely to have them all together. "Charles" and "My Life with R.H. Macy" have lost none of their charms. For those who haven't discovered Shirley Jackson, buy this to get a sense of her complete talent. This is truly a gift for Shirley Jackson fans that has been long overdue.
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I've only recently discovered Shirley Jackon's writings outside of 'The Lottery' and I'm absolutely addicted. She's almost like an American James Joyce in her ability to describe average people out of sync with their surroundings. They might not always go through an epiphany as Joyce's Dubliners did, but in some ways, they're almost sadder because of it.

Read any professional review of Jackson's work and you'll hear about her sparsity of text and unusually straightforward, unadorned style of writing. To understand just how brilliant Jackson is at creating worlds and characters with as little dressing as possible really needs to be read to be believed, however. Some stories are so short and so simple that they almost seem like trifles at first glance. But then you find yourself dwelling on 'Charles' or the mother in 'After You, My Dear Alphonse' and you realize just how deep these stories go.

As far as her novels go, I liked the Haunting of Hill House, but was already so familiar with the story despite never reading it that it didn't thrill me as much as I hoped. 'We Have Always Lived in the Castle', however, is a phenomenal story of social pariahs and the mob mentality that will stick with you for a very long time. It mixes in themes of the perceptions of witchcraft and the supernatural without ever actually becoming supernatural, which is just phenomenal.
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