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The Haunting of Hill House (Limited Edition)
Illustrated by Angie Hoffmeister
Introduced by Joyce Carol Oates
Limited to 250 copies
Limited to 250 copies
A lavish Folio limited edition of Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House. Limited to 250 copies, this seminal supernatural thriller is signed by artist Angie Hoffmeister and introducer Joyce Carol Oates.
‘The world of Shirley Jackson is eerie and unforgettable.’
- A. M. Homes
Celebrated by writers across the literary spectrum and widely held to be one of the most frightening books ever written, The Haunting of Hill House is Shirley Jackson’s terrifying masterpiece. This special edition is limited to just 250 copies and features a limitation label signed by Angie Hoffmeister and Joyce Carol Oates. As well as seven full-colour images taking in the icy terrors of Hill House, this limited edition is accompanied by an exclusive print and presented in a unique illustrated clamshell box. The endpapers are printed with a glittering image of the tower’s dangerous spiral staircase, while the binding features the forbidding sight of Hill House in the dead of night. Three of the windows are illuminated in striking orange, begging the question: what is still awake in Hill House? And are you ready to find out?
Bound in screen-printed and blocked cloth
Set in Arno with Zachar as display
Frontispiece and 6 colour illustrations, including 4 double-page spreads
9 integrated illustrated black-and-white tailpieces
Metallic blocked endpapers
Clamshell box with central magnetic opening, covered in printed paper
Print for framing printed on Natural Evolution paper
8 ¾˝ x 5 ½˝
During the whole underside of her life, ever since her first memory, Eleanor had been waiting for something like Hill House.
Following the death of her invalid mother, Eleanor Vance is desperate to start living her own life; one of carefree adventure, far from the remnants of her family. When she receives an invitation to stay at the mysterious and remote Hill House for the summer, she knows she must attend, at any cost. Dr Montgomery has assembled a small team to probe the supernatural secrets of the infamous property, and alongside the young heir to the house and Theodora, a woman with mild psychic talents, quiet, sensitive Eleanor begins to come out of her shell. Yet what starts as a lark in an eccentric, rambling house quickly becomes something else entirely. Because Hill House has been waiting for them. And it will not let them go easily.
‘Shirley Jackson is one of those highly idiosyncratic, inimitable writers ... whose work exerts an enduring spell.’
- Joyce Carol Oates
Inspired by an article about a group of 19th-century psychic researchers, Jackson eventually tracked down just the right building on which to base her haunted house, only to discover it had been built by her own great-great-grandfather … exactly the sort of eerie fact you’d expect to find in a good ghost story. Artist Angie Hoffmeister’s striking binding for this edition has captured the looming presence of the house itself, while her illustrations of the interior are suffused with a cold dread. Page by page, explore the rooms and corridors alongside Eleanor, and decide for yourself: are the terrors all in her mind, or does something truly monstrous stalk the halls of Hill House?
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