Come Along with Me : Classic Short Stories and an Unfinished Novel
At last, Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" enters Penguin Classics, sixty-five years after it shocked America audiences and elicited the most responses of any piece in New Yorker history. In her gothic visions of small-town America, Jackson, the author of such masterworks as The Haunting of Hill House and We Have Always Lived in the Castle, turns an ordinary world into a supernatural nightmare. This eclectic collection goes beyond her horror writing, revealing the full spectrum of her literary genius. In addition to Come Along with Me, Jackson's unfinished novel about the quirky inner life of a lonely widow, it features sixteen short stories and three lectures she delivered during her last years.
For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust theseries to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-datetranslations by award-winning translators."
- Paperback | 273 pages
- 128 x 196 x 22mm | 260g
- 26 Feb 2013
- Penguin Putnam Inc
- PENGUIN CLASSICS
- United States
Other books in this series
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01 Oct 2003
"Shirley Jackson was a bright, crafty . . . very impressive maker of stories . . . "Come Along With Me" is a kind of memorial to her . . . an engaging volume." -- "Chicago Sunday Times"
"Leaves no doubt as to Miss Jackson's craftsmanship and power . . . utterly convincing detail that breaks down the reader's disbelief." -- Granville Hicks, "Saturday Review"
About Shirley Jackson
Laura Miller is a cofounder of Salon.com, where she is a senior writer. She is the editor of The Salon.com Reader's Guide to Contemporary Authors and the introducer of the Penguin Classics edition of The Haunting of Hill House.