The Sundial

The Sundial

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  • Ebook
  • ISBN 9780698148208
  • 240 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult


Before there was Hill House, there was the Halloran mansion of Jackson’s stunningly creepy fourth novel, The Sundial

When the Halloran clan gathers at the family home for a funeral, no one is surprised when the somewhat peculiar Aunt Fanny wanders off into the secret garden. But then she returns to report an astonishing vision of an apocalypse from which only the Hallorans and their hangers-on will be spared, and the family finds itself engulfed in growing madness, fear, and violence as they prepare for a terrible new world.

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From the Trade Paperback edition.
The Sundial

The Sundial

Shirley Jackson, Foreword by: Victor LaValle


“This is Shirley Jackson at her best. This novel of 12 people in a lonely house awaiting the end of the world will keep you up all night.”

Pensacola News Journal

The Sundial is entertaining, absorbing and disturbing.”
Chicago Tribune



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