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As part of Penguin's exclusive six-volume horror series curated by Academy Award-winning director Guillermo del Toro, "The Haunting of Hill House" takes center stage, showcasing a classic supernatural thriller that has become a genre-defining masterpiece. Originally published in 1959, Shirley Jackson's novel has earned praise for its impeccable delivery of spine-chilling terror.
Del Toro, an esteemed filmmaker and dedicated fan of horror literature, carefully selected this work as part of the Penguin Horror series. The collection features his personal favorites, ranging from Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" to Ray Russell's acclaimed short story "Sardonicus," described by Stephen King as "perhaps the finest example of the modern Gothic ever written." In addition to Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House, readers can delve into captivating tales by renowned authors such as Ray Bradbury, Joyce Carol Oates, Ted Klein, and Robert E. Howard.
This hauntingly curated collection, with original cover art by Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley, presents deluxe hardcovers that are sure to enthrall horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and paranormal enthusiasts around the world. "The Haunting of Hill House" unfolds the story of four individuals drawn to the ominous Hill House, setting the stage for a spine-tingling exploration of supernatural occurrences. Led by Dr. Montague, an occult scholar, and accompanied by Theodora, Eleanor, and Luke, their seemingly innocuous stay evolves into a sinister confrontation with the malevolent powers dwelling within Hill House, leading to a fateful choice that will forever alter their lives.