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Publication Order of Life Among the Savages Books

Life Among the Savages (1953)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Raising Demons (1957)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Road Through the Wall (1948)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hangsaman (1951)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bird's Nest (1954)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Witchcraft of Salem Village (1956)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sundial (1958)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Haunting of Hill House (1959)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
We Have Always Lived in the Castle (1962)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Famous Sally (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Men with Their Big Shoes (1947)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tooth (1948)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lottery (1948)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Summer People (1950)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Missing Girl (1957)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
9 Magic Wishes (1963)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Shirley Jackson Chap Books

One Ordinary Day, With Peanuts (1955)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Charles (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Collections

The Lottery and Other Stories (1949)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nine Magic Wishes (1963)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Magic of Shirley Jackson (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Come Along with Me (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Just an Ordinary Day (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Masterpieces Of Shirley Jackson (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Collected Short Stories (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Novels and Stories (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Let Me Tell You: New Stories, Essays, and Other Writings (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Tales (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Letters of Shirley Jackson (With: ) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Alfred Hitchcock Presents Books

with Donald E Westlake, Ellis Peters, Dorothy L Sayers, Robert Bloch, , , , , Ray Bradbury, , Robert Arthur, Richard Matheson, , , F. Scott Fitzgerald, Michael Gilbert, Roald Dahl, , , , , , , , Carter Dickson, , , , Julian May, , , , , , , , , , , , , , James Francis Dwyer, Richard Stark, Margot Bennett
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Stories That Go Bump in the Night (By:) (1940)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stories They Wouldn't Let Me Do on TV (By:) (1957)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alfred Hitchcock Presents 13 More Stories They Wouldn't Let Me Do on TV (By:Robert Bloch,,Ray Bradbury,Robert Arthur,,Roald Dahl,,,,,,,James Francis Dwyer) (1957)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
12 Stories They Wouldn't Let Me Do on TV (By:Robert Arthur) (1957)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alfred Hitchcock Presents Stories for Late at Night (By:Robert Arthur) (1961)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: More Stories for Late at Night [Unabridged] (By:) (1962)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alfred Hitchcock's A Hangman's Dozen (By:Donald E Westlake,,,Ray Bradbury,Robert Arthur,Richard Matheson,,,,,,,Richard Stark) (1962)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Stories My Mother Never Told Me (With: Robert Arthur,Richard Matheson,F. Scott Fitzgerald) (1963)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Stories Not for the Nervous (By:Ellis Peters,Dorothy L Sayers,,,Ray Bradbury,,Robert Arthur,Richard Matheson,,Michael Gilbert,,,Carter Dickson,,Julian May,,,,,,,,Margot Bennett) (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: A Month Of Mystery (By:) (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Down by the Old Blood Stream (By:) (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: The Master's Choice. (By:) (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stories That Go Bump In The Night: V. 1 (By:) (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Best American Short Stories Books

The Best Short Stories of 1915 (1916)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1916 (1916)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1917 (1917)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1918 (1918)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1919 (1919)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1921 (1921)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1922 (1922)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1923 (1923)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1924 (1924)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1925 (1925)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1926 (1926)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1927 (1927)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1928 (1928)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1929 (1929)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1930 (1930)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1931 (1931)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1932 (1932)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1933 (1933)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1934 (1934)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1935 (1935)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1936 (1936)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1937 (1937)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1938 (1938)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
50 Best American Short Stories, 1915-1939 (1939)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1939 (1939)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1940 (1940)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1941 (1941)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1942 (1942)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1943 (1943)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1944 (1944)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1945 (1945)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1946 (1946)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1947 (1947)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1948 (1948)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1949 (1949)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1950 (1950)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1951 (1951)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1952 (1952)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1953 (1953)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1955 (1955)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1956 (1956)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1957 (1957)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1958 (1958)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1959 (1959)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1960 (1960)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1961 (1961)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1962 (1962)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1963 (1963)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1964 (1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1965 (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1966 (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1967 (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1968 (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories of 1969 (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1970 (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1971 (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1972 (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1973 (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1974 (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best of Best American Short Stories 1915-1950 (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1975 (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1976 (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1977 (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1978 (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1979 (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1980 (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1981 (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1982 (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1983 (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1984 (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1985 (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1986 (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1987 (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1988 (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1989 (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories of the Eighties (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1990 (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1991 (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1992 (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1993 (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1994 (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1995 (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1996 (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1997 (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1998 (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1999 (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2000 (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories of the Century (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2001 (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2002 (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2003 (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2004 (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2005 (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2006 (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2007 (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1921, and the Yearbook of the American Short Story (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories1921 (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2008 (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2009 (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2010 (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2011 (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2012 (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2013 (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2014 (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2015 (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
100 Years of The Best American Short Stories (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2016 (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2017 (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2018 (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2019 (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2020 (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anthology series.

Publication Order of Anthologies

50 Great Short Stories(1952)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Web She Weaves(1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chapter and Hearse(1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghost Movies(1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Selected Shorts: Family Matters(2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unforgettable Ghost Stories by Women Writers(2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Shirley Jackson (born: 1916- Died: 1965) was an American author of Short Stories, Horror, Biographies, and Memoirs. She was famous during her times, and her works have received literary critics in the recent years. She has been acknowledged as an inspiration to a set of authors including Sarah Waters, Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, Nigel Kneale, Joanne Harris, and Richard Matheson.

Jackson is famously known for her short story The Lottery (1948) and The Haunting of Hill House (1959), which is considered as one of her best ghost stories ever written. The author was born in San Francisco, California, even though she claimed that she was born in 1919, her birth record stated that she was born in 1916. Her family lived in Burlingame, California, a wealthy middle-class suburban that was featured in Shirley’s debut novel, The Road Through the Wall (1948). Her relationship with her mother was a strained, her parent had married young, and her mother was disappointed that she became pregnant with Shirley as she was looking forward to spending good times with her husband. Due to this reason, Shirley was unable to fit with other children and thus spent most of her time writing more so to her mother’s distress.

Shirley attended Brighton High School; she then attended the University of Rochester so that her parent could keep an eye on her. She transferred to Syracuse University where she flourished both creatively and socially unlike in her previous university. It is in Rochester where Shirley got met her future man, Stanley Edgar Hyman and also participated in the university literary magazine.

Shirley and Hayman were known for their generosity and often surrounded themselves with remarkable literary talents. They were both passionate readers, and their personal library contained over 100, 000 books. They were blessed with four children, Joanne (Jannie), Laurence (Laurie), Barry, and Sarah (Sally). Shirley died in 1965 from congestive heart failure in her sleep in North Bennington aged 48.

During her lifetime, Shirley novels were nominated and won various awards. For example, Come Dance with Me in Ireland was selected as the Best American Short Stories in 1944. The Haunting Hill House was nominated for National Book Award in 1960. Birthday Party was chosen as the Best American Short Stories of 1964. Come Along with me was featured in New York Times Book Reviews for Best Fiction of 1968 category. In 2007, Shirley Jackson Award was established- the award is often awarded to authors in the literature of horror, dark fantastic and psychological suspense.

In addition to television, theater and radio adaptations, The Lottery was filmed three times. Shirley’s novel We Have Always Lived in the Castle was made into a by Hugh Wheeler starring Shirley Knight. Come Along with me was adapted as an episode of American Playhouse which aired 1982-1993.

In 2010, “………..Live in the Castle” was adapted into a musical drama that aired at Yale Repertory Theater in 2010.

In 2016, We Have Always Lived in the Castle was optioned for mystery thriller film adaptation. The movie directed by Stacie Passon stars Alexandra Daddario, Sebastian Stan, Taisa Farmiga, and Crispin Glover.

The Haunting of Hill House

Published in 1959, The Haunting of Hill House is considered one of Shirley’s best works of unnerving terror. It is a tale of four seekers who make their way at a strange pile called Hill House.

Dr. Montague, an occult scholar, searching for a reliable evidence of a haunting, then there is Theodora, his assistant, Eleanor, the lonely and fragile young lady, Luke the heir of the Hill House. At first, their stay appears to be a merely mysterious encounter with inexplicable phenomena, but what they do not know is that the house is gradually uniting its powers and soon it will choose one of its visitors to make its own.

The main character in the story is Eleanor; she is such a fantastic character. She is not sure whether she believes haunting stories, but still, she agrees to spend summer at the house claimed to be haunted. She is somehow insecure, introverted and most cases find herself fantasizing about her present and future situations. Eleanor is both fascinated and also frightened by the idea of solitude. Being an introvert, some of her best fantasies involve being alone secluded in a place without the unwelcome intrusion of others. However, after spending nights at the haunted house, probably being alone isn’t the best idea. What induces fear in Eleanor and the other residents of the Hill House is the incapability to reconcile with the observed phenomena the moment it occurs. They encounter something which explanation cannot instantaneously be provided, and their minds are unable to cope.

We Have Always Lived in the Castle

Merricat Blackwood resides on the family home with her beautiful sister Constance and their uncle Julian. Few years ago, there were seven family members until a killer dose of arsenic found its way into the sugar bowl one night. Cleared of the murders, Constance is back home, and her sister, Merricat protects her from the hostility and the curiosity of the neighbors. Their days in isolation are happy until the day their cousin Charles shows up. Only Merricat can sense the danger, and she must act quickly if she needs to save her sister from the wrath of their cousin.

Hangsaman

Hangsaman is the second novel by Shirley Jackson. The narrative is simple but one that the overtones are immediately present.

A sophisticated young woman narrates her difficult path from being the daughter and the child to a college woman. Can something sophisticated and naïve both be present at once? The author has worked such kind of integrated 2nd person commentary, but often in the voicing of a detective, news reporter, and some other questioning person.

Hangsaman features a unique and comprehensive cast of characters. First, there is Natalie, a woman in pursuit of self-discovery, and she has to deal with the situation of being the odd one in the family. Then there is the insufferably Natalie’s father- his letters to his daughters while at college perfect masterpieces of blocked empathy and self-importance. If you are an avid reader of horror novels, then Shirley Jackson book are good match for you.

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