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The Sundial
Author: Shirley Jackson

ISBN: 9780141391960
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 28 May 2014
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.0
Description:
'From the sky and from the ground and from the sea there is danger; tell them in the house . . . '

Mrs Halloran has inherited the great Halloran house on the death of her son, much to the disgust of her daughter-in-law, the delight of her wicked granddaughter and the confusion of the rest of the household. But when the original owner - long dead - arrives to announce the world is ending and only the house and its occupants will be saved, they find themselves in a nightmare of strange marble statues, mysterious guests and the beautiful, unsettling Halloran sundial which seems to be at the centre of it all.

Shirley Jackson blends sinister family politics and apocalyptic terror in a masterpiece of the macabre.

About the Author

Shirley Jackson was born in San Francisco in 1916. She first received wide critical acclaim for her short story The Lottery, which was published in 1949. Her novels - which include The Sundial, The Bird's Nest, Hangsaman, The Road through the Wall, We Have Always Lived in the Castle and The Haunting of Hill House - are characterised by her us...

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