The HauntingAnnotationThe classic supernatural thriller by an author who helped define the genre.
First published in 1959 under the title The Haunting of Hill House
, Shirley Jackson's beloved novel has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror. It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of the psychic phenomena called "haunting"; Theodora, his lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But Hill House is gathering its powers--and soon it will choose one of them to make its own.
"Makes your blood chill and your scalp prickle. . . . Shirley Jackson is the master of the haunted tale."--The New York Times Book ReviewCharacters
Fear of the unknown
Strange, foreboding mansion