We Have Always Lived in the Castle

We Have Always Lived in the Castle

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Jackson, Shirley. New York: Viking Press, 1962. 1/4 white cloth with maroon buckram. 214pp. Foxing to spine. Glue dots on inside flaps. Acid transfer on flaps, flyleaves, and additional publications page. Some spots and foxing in text. Some foxing on front of dj. Light blue stain along base of back panel of dj. Dust jacket unclipped, in mylar.

"My name is Mary Katherine Blackwood. I am eighteen years old, and I live with my sister Constance. I have often thought that with any luck at all I could have been born a werewolf, because the two middle fingers on both my hands are the same length, but I have had to be content with what I had. I dislike washing myself, and dogs, and noise. I like my sister Constance, and Richard Plantagenet, and Amanita phalloides, the death-cup mushroom. Everyone else in my family is dead."

Shirley Jackson's absolute masterpiece about two young women living in splendid isolation in a backwoods New England town. There's witchcraft, library books, murder, and sisterly love. What else could one ask for?

To be released as a film in 2018.

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