COME ALONG WITH ME by Shirley Jackson


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An essential overview of the world of Shirley Jackson, including the spare and pristine terror of ""The Lottery,"" the warmth and gaiety of Life Among the Savages and new material --stories, three lectures and a novel, Come Along With Me, unfinished at the author's death in 1965. An elderly woman is eddied into a nightmare when she stays in a mouldering mansion outraged by neon (""The Bus""); a village impelled by a seasonal ground swell, ejects summer visitors; a runaway girl returns to find her home and parents grown beyond her belonging; a castled dwelling replete with ominous tapestries and a witch in the tower, gently closes a trap. The brief unfinished novel plunges sturdily into a sinister setting with the excursions of a lady medium. For refreshment and relief, three humorous stories, the lectures and the Savages are included.

Pub Date: Sept. 16th, 1968
Publisher: Viking