We Have Always Lived in the Castle: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

ᗮ  ০ We Have Always Lived in the Castle: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) library ᚙ Kindle Ebook By Shirley Jackson ᛀ ᗮ ০ We Have Always Lived in the Castle: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) library ᚙ Kindle Ebook By Shirley Jackson ᛀ Visitors call seldom at Blackwood House Taking tea at the scene of a multiple poisoning, with a suspected murderess as one s host, is a perilous business For a start, the talk tends to turn to arsenic It happened in this very room, and we still have our dinner in here every night, explains Uncle Julian, continually rehearsing the details of the fatal family meal My sister made these this morning, says Merricat, politely proffering a plate of rum cakes, fresh from the poisoner s kitchen We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Shirley Jackson s 1962 novel, is full of a macabre and sinister humor, and Merricat herself, its amiable narrator, is one of the great unhinged heroines of literature What place would be better for us than this she asks, of the neat, secluded realm she shares with her uncle and with her beloved older sister, Constance Who wants us, outside The world is full of terrible people Merricat has developed an idiosyncratic system of rules and protective magic, burying talismanic objects beneath the family estate, nailing them to trees, ritually revisiting them She has made a powerful taut web which never loosened, but held fast to guard us against the distrust and hostility of neighboring villagers. Or so she believes But at last the magic fails A stranger arrives cousin Charles, with his eye on the Blackwood fortune He disturbs the sisters careful habits, installing himself at the head of the family table, unearthing Merricat s treasures, talking privately to Constance about normal lives and boy friends Unable to drive him away by either polite or occult means, Merricat adopts desperate methods The result is crisis and tragedy, the revelation of a terrible secret, the convergence of the villagers upon the house, and a spectacular unleashing of collective spite. The sisters are propelled further into seclusion and solipsism, abandoning time and the orderly pattern of our old days in favor of an ever narrowing circuit of ritual and shadow They have themselves become talismans, to be alternately demonized and propitiated, darkly, with gifts Jackson s novel emerges less as a study in eccentricity and like some of her other fictions as a powerful critique of the anxious, ruthless processes involved in the maintenance of normality itself Poor strangers, says Merricat contentedly at last, studying trespassers from the darkness behind the barricaded Blackwood windows They have so much to be afraid of Sarah WatersStarred Review Since the mysterious death of four family members, the superstitious Mary Katherine Merricat Blackwood, her ailing uncle Julian, and agoraphobic sister Constance have lived in a bizarre but contented state of isolation But when cousin Charles arrives in search of the Blackwood fortune, a terrible family secret is revealed Bernadette Dunne s reading is flawlessly paced and suspenseful The voices she provides the cast of characters are spot on precocious Merricat is haunted and increasingly desperate Constance is doting but detached Uncle Julian is both pleasantly dotty and utterly unnerving and Charles is the conniving villain listeners will love to hate A treat for fans of mystery and suspense Copyright Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc All rights reserved. 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    • Leather Bound
    • We Have Always Lived in the Castle: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
    • Shirley Jackson
    • English
    • 23 June 2017
    • 162 pages

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