WorldCat Identities

Jackson, Shirley 1916-1965

Works: 377 works in 1,446 publications in 17 languages and 47,851 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Short stories  Horror fiction  History  Biography  Gothic fiction  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama 
Subject Headings: Authors, American 
Roles: Author, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Performer, Lyricist, Adapter, Creator, Contributor, Narrator, Scenarist
Classifications: PS3519.A392, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Shirley Jackson
The haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson( Book )

139 editions published between 1953 and 2018 in 10 languages and held by 4,946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthropologist conducts an unusual research project in a reputedly haunted house
We have always lived in the castle by Shirley Jackson( Book )

104 editions published between 1962 and 2018 in 12 languages and held by 3,892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of two sisters who have become recluses after the arsenic poisoning of four members of their family
The lottery and other stories by Shirley Jackson( Book )

65 editions published between 1948 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,382 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."
Come along with me : part of a novel, sixteen stories, and three lectures by Shirley Jackson( Book )

35 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in English and held by 1,860 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 )

27 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,779 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 )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,758 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 )

14 editions published between 1965 and 1974 in English and held by 1,311 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 )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features a collection of writings across different genres by the mid-twentieth-century author
Fifty years of the American short story : from the O. Henry awards, 1919-1970 by William Miller Abrahams( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 1,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from Prize stories
The sundial by Shirley Jackson( Book )

39 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 945 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 )

41 editions published between 1954 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabeth is a demure twenty-three-year-old whiling her life away at a dull museum job, living with her neurotic aunt, and subsisting off her dead mother's inheritance. When Elizabeth begins to suffer terrible migraines and backaches, her aunt takes her to the doctor, then to a psychiatrist. But slowly, and with Jackson's characteristic chill, we learn that Elizabeth is not just one girl--but four separate, self-destructive personalities
The lottery by Shirley Jackson( Book )

55 editions published between 1943 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The people of a village perform their annual lottery, with startling consequences for the recipient of the one paper with the black spot
The lottery, or, The adventures of James Harris by Shirley Jackson( Book )

19 editions published between 1949 and 1991 in English and Polish and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shirley Jackson's first collection of short fiction includes the classic title story of a small town that continues a ritual begun so many generations before them that they no longer know why they do it
Hangsaman by Shirley Jackson( Book )

34 editions published between 1951 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 758 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
55 short stories from the New Yorker by New Yorker( Book )

1 edition published in 1949 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More classics to read aloud to your children by William F Russell( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 641 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
The haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson( )

29 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 616 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 call haunting; Theodora, his lovely and lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, the lonely, homeless girl acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the adventurous future heir of Hill House
We have always lived in the castle by Shirley Jackson( Recording )

19 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 545 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
9 magic wishes by Shirley Jackson( Book )

11 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A child meets a magician who grants eight wonderfully fantastic wishes, with one wish left over
The road through the wall by Shirley Jackson( Book )

22 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in English and held by 378 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
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We have always lived in the castle
We have always lived in the castleThe lottery and other storiesCome 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 sundialThe lottery
Alternative Names
Hyman, Stanley Edgar.

Hyman, Stanley Edgar 1916-1965 Mrs

Hyman, Stanley Edgar Mrs. 1916-1965

Jackson, Shirley

Jackson, Shirley, 1919-1965

Jackson, Shirley Hardie 1916-1965

Shirley Jackson Amerikaans journalist

Shirley Jackson Amerikaans journaliste

Shirley Jackson écrivaine américaine

Shirley Jackson novelist, short story writer

Shirley Jackson scrittrice e giornalista statunitense

Shirley Jackson US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Джексон, Шерли

Ширли Џексон

Ширлі Джексон

שירלי ג'קסון

شرلی جکسن

ਸ਼ਰਲੀ ਜੈਕਸਨ

ഷേർലി ജാക്സൺ

შირლი ჯექსონი

잭슨, 셜리 1916-1965

ジャクスン, シャーリイ