Whether the ghosts at Hill House caused the fear, or the fear created the ghosts, Shirley Jackson () was an American writer known primarily for her. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson. Read online, or download in secure EPUB format. Luke Sanderson, inheritor of the mysterious Hill House, invites a supernatural investigator and several guests interested in the paranormal to.

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The four overnight visitors begin to form friendships as Dr. All four of the inhabitants begin to experience strange events while in the house, including unseen noises and ghosts roaming the halls at night, strange writing on the walls and other unexplained events.

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Eleanor tends to experience phenomena to which the others are oblivious. At the same time, Eleanor may be losing touch with reality, and the narrative implies that at least some of what Eleanor witnesses may be products of her imagination.

Another implied possibility is that Eleanor possesses a subconscious telekinetic ability that is itself the cause of many of the disturbances experienced by her and other members of the investigative team which might indicate there is no ghost in the house at all. This possibility is suggested especially by references early in the novel to Eleanor's childhood memories about episodes of a poltergeist -like entity that seemed to involve mainly her.

Later in the novel, the bossy and arrogant Mrs. Ironically, and unlike the other four characters, they do not experience anything supernatural, although some of Mrs. Montague's haughtiness and self-importance provide another source of comic relief.

Much of the supernatural phenomena that occur are described only vaguely, or else are partly hidden from the characters themselves. In one episode, as Theodora and Eleanor walk outside Hill House at night, they see a ghostly family picnic that seems to be taking place in daylight.

Theodora screams in fear for Eleanor to run, warning her not to look back, though the book never explains what Theodora sees. By this point in the book, it is becoming clear to the characters that the house is beginning to possess Eleanor. Fearing for her safety, Dr.

Montague and Luke declare that she must leave.Shirley Jackson died in And that, more than anything makes The Haunting of Hill House one of the most unsettling things I've ever read. Montague's haughtiness and self-importance provide another source of comic relief. The horror is that no matter the source, nothing can stop it. Eleanor Vance, the young woman around whom the uncanny events of the novel constellate, is no mere snoop.

Eleanor tends to experience phenomena to which the others are oblivious. There is mystery, drama, and suspense around every corner. Eleanor is in her room, looking out the window.

If you haven't read her you have missed out on something marvellous' Neil Gaiman. Shirley Jackson often wrote about solitary, mousy young women.