Hadley Park Branch Library is closed Saturday, October 19.

We have always lived in the castle

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(4)
4 star
 
(1)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(1)
1 star
 
(1)
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description

Shirley Jackson's deliciously unsettling novel about a perverse, isolated, and possibly murderous family takes readers deep into a labyrinth of dark neurosis, macabre humor, and gothic atmosphere.

Six years after four family members died suspiciously of arsenic poisoning, the three remaining Blackwoods--elder, agoraphobic sister Constance; wheelchair-bound Uncle Julian; and eighteen-year-old Mary Katherine, or, Merricat--live together in pleasant isolation. Merricat has developed an idiosyncratic system of rules and protective magic to guard the estate against intrusions from hostile villagers. But one day a stranger arrives--cousin Charles, with his eye on the Blackwood fortune--and manages to penetrate into their carefully shielded lives. Unable to drive him away by either polite or occult means, Merricat adopts more desperate methods, resulting in crisis, tragedy, and the revelation of a terrible secret.

Jackson's novel emerges less as a study in eccentricity and more--like some of her other fictions--as a powerful critique of the anxious, ruthless processes involved in the maintenance of normalcy itself.

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780143129547
9781481553643
9780143039976
9780140071078
9780891906230
9780899685328
9781441734280
Lexile measure:
920L
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 31a72070-1e9b-e9c1-fc93-e8ee89413241
Grouping Title we have always lived in the castle
Grouping Author jackson shirley
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-10-17 22:44:38PM
Last Indexed 2019-10-17 23:40:04PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Dunne, Bernadette.
author Jackson, Shirley, 1916-1965.
author2-role Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Dunne, Bernadette.
author_display Jackson, Shirley
available_at_catalog Hermitage
Hermitage Kids
Richland Park
collection_catalog Audiobook
Fiction
detailed_location_catalog Bordeaux - Adult Fiction
Edmondson Pike - Adult Fiction
Green Hills - Adult Fiction
Hermitage - Adult Audiobook
Hermitage - Adult Fiction
Richland Park - Adult Audiobook
display_description Merricat Blackwood protects her sister, Constance, from the curiosity and hostility of the villagers after murders occur on the family estate.
format_catalog Book
CD audio book
eAudiobook
format_category_catalog Audio Books
Books
eBook
id 31a72070-1e9b-e9c1-fc93-e8ee89413241
isbn 9780140071078
9780143039976
9780143129547
9780891906230
9780899685328
9781441734280
9781481553643
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:CARL0000042592 35192005769454 Bordeaux - Adult Fiction Fiction Jackson 1 false false In Transit for Hold BX
ils:CARL0000042592 35192048946770 Hermitage - Adult Fiction Fiction Jackson 1 false false Checked Out HM
ils:CARL0000042592 35192049120128 Edmondson Pike - Adult Fiction Fiction Jackson 1 false false Checked Out EP
ils:CARL0000042592 35192048946762 Green Hills - Adult Fiction Fiction Jackson 1 false false In Transit GH
ils:CARL0000042592 35192049120136 Hermitage - Adult Fiction Fiction Jackson 1 false false Checked Out HM
ils:CARL0000042592 B00773862 West End Middle - Teen Fiction F JAC 1 false false On Shelf 4V770
overdrive:43fc0feb-a955-43bd-98a8-0b9d2b07c465 -1 Online OverDrive Collection Online OverDrive eAudiobook Audio Books 4 false true OverDrive OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen Checked Out
ils:CARL0000707464 FF00153538 Overton High - Teen Fiction F Jac 1 false false On Shelf 6F615
ils:CARL0000360485 35192049569217 Richland Park - Adult Audiobook CD AUDIO Fiction Jackson 1 false false On Shelf RP
ils:CARL0000360485 35192040988697 Hermitage - Adult Audiobook CD AUDIO Fiction Jackson 1 false false On Shelf HM
itype_catalog
Book
CD audio book
last_indexed 2019-10-18T04:40:04.194Z
lexile_score 920
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog CD AUDIO Fiction Jackson
Fiction Jackson
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Bordeaux
Edmondson Pike
Edmondson Pike Kids
Green Hills
Green Hills Kids
Hermitage
Hermitage Kids
Richland Park
primary_isbn 9780143129547
publishDate 1962
1984
2010
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:CARL0000042592 Book Books English Viking Press, [1962] 214 p. ; 21 cm.
overdrive:43fc0feb-a955-43bd-98a8-0b9d2b07c465 eAudiobook Audio Books English Blackstone Publishing 2010
ils:CARL0000707464 Book Books English Penguin Books, 1984. 214 p. ; 20 cm.
ils:CARL0000360485 CD audio book Audio Books Unabridged. English Blackstone Audio, Inc., p2010. 5 sound discs (ca. 5 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:CARL0000042592 35192005769454 Checked Out In Transit for Hold false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000042592 35192048946770 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000042592 35192049120128 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000042592 35192048946762 In Transit In Transit false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000042592 35192049120136 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
overdrive:43fc0feb-a955-43bd-98a8-0b9d2b07c465 -1 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
ils:CARL0000360485 35192049569217 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000360485 35192040988697 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
series Penguin Books
subject_facet Audiobooks
Castles -- Fiction
Cousins -- Fiction
Families -- Fiction
Gothic fiction (Literary genre), American
Inheritance and succession -- Fiction
Poisoning -- Fiction
Psychological fiction, American
Social isolation -- Fiction
title_display We have always lived in the castle
title_full We Have Always Lived in the Castle
We have always lived in the castle / Shirley Jackson
We have always lived in the castle [sound recording] / by Shirley Jackson
title_short We have always lived in the castle
title_sub
topic_facet Audiobooks
Castles
Cousins
Families
Fiction
Gothic fiction (Literary genre), American
Inheritance and succession
Mystery
Poisoning
Psychological fiction, American
Social isolation
Suspense