Skip to content

The Haunting of Hill House
Stock Photo: Cover May Be Different

The Haunting of Hill House Paperback - 2006

by Shirley Jackson; Introduction by Laura Miller

The classic supernatural thriller by an author who helped define the genre

First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House 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 a "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 HillHouse is gathering its powers-and soon it will choose one of them to make its own.


About this book

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson is widely considered one of the best literary ghost stories published during the twentieth century. The novel has been adapted to film twice — in 1963 and again in 1999 — both times under the title The Haunting. The Gothic tale tells the story of socially repressed Eleanor Vance and three others who head to Hill House to partake in an experiment involving paranormal activities.

Summary

The classic supernatural thriller by an author who helped define the genre

First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House 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 a "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.
 

From the publisher

The greatest haunted house story ever written, the inspiration for a 10-part Netflix series directed by Mike Flanagan and starring Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, and Timothy Hutton First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House 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 a "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. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

First Edition Identification

The Viking Press first published The Haunting of Hill House in New York in 1959. The dust jacket of first editions display the original price of $3.95.

Details

  • Title The Haunting of Hill House
  • Author Shirley Jackson; Introduction by Laura Miller
  • Binding Paperback
  • Edition Revised
  • Pages 208
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Penguin Group, New York
  • Date 2006-12-01
  • Features Bibliography, Price on Product - Canadian, Table of Contents
  • ISBN 9780143039983 / 0143039989
  • Weight 0.35 lbs (0.16 kg)
  • Dimensions 7.7 x 5 x 0.6 in (19.56 x 12.70 x 1.52 cm)
  • Ages 18 to UP years
  • Grade levels 13 - UP
  • Reading level 920
  • Library of Congress subjects Horror fiction, Psychological fiction
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 2006050731
  • Dewey Decimal Code FIC

About the author

Shirley Jackson (1919-1965), a celebrated writer of horror, wrote many stories as well as six novels and two works of nonfiction.

Laura Miller, previously an editor at Salon.com, writes essays and reviews for the New York Times, the New Yorker, and other publications.

Back to Top

More Copies for Sale

The Haunting of Hill House (Penguin Classics)
Stock Photo: Cover May Be Different

The Haunting of Hill House (Penguin Classics)

by Jackson, Shirley

  • Used
  • good
  • Paperback
Condition
Used - Good
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 13
9780143039983
ISBN 10
0143039989
Quantity Available
6
Seller
Denton, Texas, United States
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 2 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$4.00
$3.99 shipping to USA

Show Details

Description:
Penguin Classics, 2006-11-28. Paperback. Good. 0.6300 in x 7.6400 in x 4.8800 in. May contain highlighting/underlining/notes/etc. May have used stickers on cover. Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed to be included with used books.
Item Price
$4.00
$3.99 shipping to USA
The Haunting of Hill House (Penguin Classics)
Stock Photo: Cover May Be Different

The Haunting of Hill House (Penguin Classics)

by Jackson, Shirley

  • Used
  • Acceptable
  • Paperback
Condition
Used - Acceptable
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 13
9780143039983
ISBN 10
0143039989
Quantity Available
3
Seller
Denton, Texas, United States
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 2 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$5.09
$3.99 shipping to USA

Show Details

Description:
Penguin Classics, 2006-11-28. Paperback. Acceptable. 0.6300 in x 7.6400 in x 4.8800 in. Contains water or spine damage. May contain highlighting/underlining/notes/etc. May have used stickers on cover. Overall, still a fine copy for classroom use! Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed to be included with used books.
Item Price
$5.09
$3.99 shipping to USA
The Haunting of Hill House (Penguin Classics)
Stock Photo: Cover May Be Different

The Haunting of Hill House (Penguin Classics)

by Jackson, Shirley

  • Used
  • very good
  • Paperback
Condition
Used - Very Good
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 13
9780143039983
ISBN 10
0143039989
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Sugar Land, Texas, United States
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$7.99
$5.99 shipping to USA

Show Details

Description:
Penguin Classics, 2006-11-28. paperback. Very Good. 7x5x0.
Item Price
$7.99
$5.99 shipping to USA
The Haunting of Hill House. Penguin Classics
Stock Photo: Cover May Be Different

The Haunting of Hill House. Penguin Classics

by Shirley Jackson

  • Used
  • Fine
  • Paperback
  • first
Condition
Used - Fine
Edition
41st ptg
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 13
9780143039983
ISBN 10
0143039989
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Binghamton, New York, United States
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$8.00
$5.25 shipping to USA

Show Details

Description:
New York: Penguin Books , 2006. 41st ptg . Soft cover. Fine. 11700 shelf. Unread! Trade paperback, pictorial black covers. No names, clean text. Intro: Laura Miller. Giftworthy!
Item Price
$8.00
$5.25 shipping to USA
The Haunting of Hill House (Penguin Classics)
Stock Photo: Cover May Be Different

The Haunting of Hill House (Penguin Classics)

by Shirley Jackson

  • Used
  • Paperback
Condition
Used - 2 PB Worn -5%
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 13
9780143039983
ISBN 10
0143039989
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Peoria, Illinois, United States
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 2 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$10.80
$3.99 shipping to USA

Show Details

Description:
Penguin Classics, November 2006. Mass Market . 2 PB Worn -5%.
Item Price
$10.80
$3.99 shipping to USA
The Haunting of Hill House (Penguin Classics)
Stock Photo: Cover May Be Different

The Haunting of Hill House (Penguin Classics)

by Jackson, Shirley; Miller, Laura [Introduction]

  • New
  • Paperback
Condition
New
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 13
9780143039983
ISBN 10
0143039989
Quantity Available
745
Seller
Fairfax Station, Virginia, United States
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 2 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$10.83
$3.99 shipping to USA

Show Details

Description:
Penguin Classics, 2006-11-28. Paperback. New.
Item Price
$10.83
$3.99 shipping to USA
The Haunting of Hill House
Stock Photo: Cover May Be Different

The Haunting of Hill House

by Jackson, Shirley

  • Used
Condition
Used - Good
ISBN 13
9780143039983
ISBN 10
0143039989
Quantity Available
3
Seller
Mishawaka, Indiana, United States
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$11.52
FREE shipping to USA

Show Details

Description:
Penguin Publishing Group. Used - Good. Used book that is in clean, average condition without any missing pages.
Item Price
$11.52
FREE shipping to USA
The Haunting of Hill House (Penguin Classics)
Stock Photo: Cover May Be Different

The Haunting of Hill House (Penguin Classics)

by Shirley Jackson, Laura Miller (Introduction)

  • Used
  • Paperback
Condition
Used:Good
Edition
Revised
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 13
9780143039983
ISBN 10
0143039989
Quantity Available
1
Seller
HOUSTON, Texas, United States
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 4 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$13.00
FREE shipping to USA

Show Details

Description:
Penguin Classics, 2006-11-28. Revised. Paperback. Used:Good.
Item Price
$13.00
FREE shipping to USA
The Haunting of Hill House (Penguin Classics)
Stock Photo: Cover May Be Different

The Haunting of Hill House (Penguin Classics)

by Shirley Jackson

  • Used
  • Paperback
Condition
Used - 4 PB Extra Nice +5%
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 13
9780143039983
ISBN 10
0143039989
Quantity Available
1
Seller
Peoria, Illinois, United States
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 2 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$13.20
$3.99 shipping to USA

Show Details

Description:
Penguin Classics, November 2006. Mass Market . 4 PB Extra Nice +5%.
Item Price
$13.20
$3.99 shipping to USA
The Haunting of Hill House (Penguin Classics)
Stock Photo: Cover May Be Different

The Haunting of Hill House (Penguin Classics)

by Shirley Jackson; Introduction-Laura Miller

  • Used
  • Paperback
Condition
Used: Good
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 13
9780143039983
ISBN 10
0143039989
Quantity Available
1
Seller
HOUSTON, Texas, United States
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 4 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Item Price
$17.43
FREE shipping to USA

Show Details

Description:
Penguin Classics, 2006-11-28. Paperback. Used: Good. Excellent customer service. Prompt Customer Service.
Item Price
$17.43
FREE shipping to USA