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Bird's Nest Hardcover – June 1, 1954

4.3 out of 5 stars 137 ratings

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Farrar, Straus and Young; 1st edition (June 1, 1954)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 276 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0317277278
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0317277272
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.01 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6.75 x 0.75 x 8.75 inches
  • Customer Reviews:
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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 1948. 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 characterized by her use of realistic settings for tales that often involve elements of horror and the occult. Raising Demons and Life Among the Savages are her two works of nonfiction. Come Along With Me is a collection of stories, lectures, and part of the novel she was working on when she died in 1965. All are currently in print (Penguin). Two posthumous volumes of her short fiction are Just An Ordinary Day (Bantam) and Let Me Tell You (Random House). A graphic novel adaptation of "The Lottery" by Miles Hyman, her grandson, was published in 2016 (Farrar-Straus-Giroux). Also in 2016: Dark Tales by Shirley Jackson (Penguin Classics) and an authorized biography by Ruth Franklin: Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life (Norton).

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