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Jackson, Shirley 1916-1965

Works: 297 works in 1,076 publications in 14 languages and 42,654 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Drama  History  Juvenile works  Short stories  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Horror films  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Editor, Performer, Bibliographic antecedent, Lyricist, Creator, Adapter, Narrator, Scenarist
Classifications: PS3519.A392, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Shirley Jackson
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Most widely held works by Shirley Jackson
The haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson( Book )

115 editions published between 1953 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 4,563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthropologist conducts an unusual research project in a reputedly haunted house
The lottery and other stories by Shirley Jackson( Book )

123 editions published between 1943 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 4,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects short stories by Shirley Jackson, including "Like Mother Used to Make," "Afternoon in Linen," "A Fine Old Firm," as well as "The Lottery."
We have always lived in the castle by Shirley Jackson( Book )

85 editions published between 1953 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 3,541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of two sisters who have become recluses after the arsenic poisoning of four members of their family
Come along with me : part of a novel, sixteen stories, and three lectures by Shirley Jackson( Book )

27 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in English and held by 1,806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Come along with me -- Fourteen stories: Janice -- Tootie in peonage -- A cauliflower in her hair -- I know who I love -- The beautiful stranger -- The summer people -- Island -- A visit -- The rock -- A day in the jungle -- Pajama party -- Louisa, please come home -- The little house -- The bus -- Three lectures, with two stories: Experience and fiction -- The night we all had grippe -- Biography of a story -- The lottery -- Notes for a young writer
The witchcraft of Salem Village by Shirley Jackson( Book )

22 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in English and Persian and held by 1,797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the social and religious conditions surrounding the Salem witch hunts, the extensive trials and executions, and the aftermath of the hysteria
Just an ordinary day by Shirley Jackson( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifty-odd stories, half of them never published before. The new lot includes a story on a girl who gets the devil to sell her his soul. Jackson (1919-1965) wrote The Haunting of Hill House
The magic of Shirley Jackson by Shirley Jackson( Book )

10 editions published between 1965 and 1970 in English and held by 1,333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection is a generous selection of Jackson's work, consisting of three complete books:The Bird's Nest, Life Among the Savages, Raising Demons, and eleven short stories--including the world-famous The Lottery
Novels and stories : the lottery, the haunting of Hill House, We have always lived in the castle, other stories and sketches by Shirley Jackson( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In just two decades--she died in 1965, at the age of 48--Shirley Jackson created a weird and distinctive world of fiction, one in which a grinning death's head lies just behind the smiling mask of so-called everyday life. She first displayed her genius for conjuring daylight demons in The Lottery, the classic collection whose world-famous title story is an allegory of bloodlust and blind obedience to tradition. She perfected it in two great Gothic novels: The Haunting of Hill House, the tale of an achingly empathetic young woman chosen by a haunted house to be its new tenant, and We Have Always Lived in the castle, the unrepentant confessions of Miss Merricat Blackwood, a cunning adolescent who has gone to quite unusual lengths to preserve her ideal of family happiness. All three books are here, together with 21 other stories and sketchest--two of them previously uncollected--that present the author in all her many modes: unrivalled mistress of the macabre, groundbreaking domestic humorist, and subtle social satirist."--Jacket
The sundial by Shirley Jackson( Book )

35 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Halloran clan gathers at the family home for a funeral, no one is surprised when the somewhat peculiar Aunt Fanny wanders off into the secret garden. But then she returns to report an astonishing vision of an apocalypse from which only the Hallorans and their hangers-on will be spared, and the family finds itself engulfed in growing madness, fear, and violence as they prepare for a terrible new world
The bird's nest by Shirley Jackson( Book )

38 editions published between 1954 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fictional study of a multiple personality
More classics to read aloud to your children by William F Russell( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections for reading aloud from poems, novels, and plays by Blake, Longfellow, O. Henry, Twain, Shakespeare, Poe, and other well-known authors
Hangsaman by Shirley Jackson( Book )

27 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in English and German and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventeen-year-old Natalie Waite longs to escape home for college. Her father is a domineering and egotistical writer who keeps a tight rein on Natalie and her long-suffering mother. When Natalie finally does get away, however, college life doesn't bring the happiness she expected. Little by little, Natalie is no longer certain of anything--even where reality ends and her dark imaginings begin. Chilling and suspenseful, Hangsaman is loosely based on the real-life disappearance of a Bennington College sophomore in 1946
The haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson( )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four seekers have come to the ugly, abandoned old mansion: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of the psychic phenomenon called haunting; Theodora, his lovely and lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a lonely, homeless girl well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the adventurous future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable noises and self-closing doors, but Hill House is gathering its powers and will soon choose one of them to make its own
9 magic wishes by Shirley Jackson( Book )

7 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A child meets a magician who grants eight wonderfully fantastic wishes, with one wish left over
We have always lived in the castle by Shirley Jackson( Recording )

10 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six years after four family members died suspiciously--of arsenic poisoning, the three remaining Blackwoods--elder, agoraphobic sister Constance; wheelchair-bound Uncle Julian; and eighteen-year-old Mary Katherine, or, Merricat--live together in pleasant isolation. Merricat has developed an idiosyncratic system of rules and protective magic to guard the estate against intrusions from hostile villagers. But one day a stranger arrives--cousin Charles, with his eye on the Blackwood fortune--and manages to penetrate into their carefully shielded lives. Unable to drive him away by either polite or occult means, Merricat adopts more desperate methods, resulting in crisis, tragedy, and the revelation of a terrible secret
The lottery, and other stories by Shirley Jackson( Recording )

12 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A powerful collection of short stories by Shirley Jackson. "The Lottery," one of the most terrifying stories of the twentieth century, created a sensation when it was first published in the New Yorker. "Powerful and haunting," and "nights of unrest" were typical reader responses. This collection, the only one to appear during Jackson's lifetime, unites "The Lottery" with twenty-four equally unusual stories. Together they demonstrate her remarkable range--from the hilarious to the truly horrible--and power as a storyteller
The road through the wall by Shirley Jackson( Book )

18 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pepper Street is a really nice, safe California neighborhood. The houses are tidy and the lawns are neatly mowed. Of course, the country club is close by, and lots of pleasant folks live there. The only problem is they knocked down the wall at the end of the street to make way for a road to a new housing development. Now, that's not good, it's just not good at all. Satirically exploring what happens when a smug suburban neighborhood is breached by awful, unavoidable truths, The Road Through the Wall is the tale that launched Shirley Jackson's heralded career"--Publisher's website
The looking glass book of stories by Hart Day Leavitt( Book )

1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raising demons by Shirley Jackson( Book )

13 editions published between 1957 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Further antics of the author's four children, a little older now, in her second chronicle of happy family chaos
The lottery by Shirley Jackson( Visual )

6 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Shirley Jackson's most famous short story, this film shows the people in a typical small American town involved in an event that will provoke serious questions about violence and tradition in society
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Audience level: 0.21 (from 0.05 for The lotter ... to 0.74 for "Frightene ...)

Just an ordinary day
Alternative Names
Hyman, Stanley Edgar.

Hyman, Stanley Edgar 1916-1965 Mrs

Hyman, Stanley Edgar, Mrs., 1916-1965

Jackson, Shirley

Jackson, Shirley Hardie 1916-1965

Shirley Jackson Amerikaans journalist

Shirley Jackson Amerikaans journaliste

Shirley Jackson écrivaine américaine

Shirley Jackson scrittrice e giornalista statunitense

Shirley Jackson US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Джексон, Шерли

Ширли Џексон

Ширлі Джексон

شرلی جکسن

ਸ਼ਰਲੀ ਜੈਕਸਨ

잭슨, 셜리 1916-1965

ジャクスン, シャーリイ


The lottery and other storiesWe have always lived in the castleCome along with me : part of a novel, sixteen stories, and three lecturesThe witchcraft of Salem VillageJust an ordinary dayNovels and stories : the lottery, the haunting of Hill House, We have always lived in the castle, other stories and sketchesThe sundialMore classics to read aloud to your children