We Have Always Lived in the Castle

We Have Always Lived in the Castle

(Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Written by:
Illustrated by: Thomas Ott
Introduction by:

Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143039976
  • 160 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult


Taking readers deep into a labyrinth of dark neurosis, We Have Always Lived in the Castle is a deliciously unsettling novel about a perverse, isolated, and possibly murderous family and the struggle that ensues when a cousin arrives at their estate. This edition features a new introduction by Jonathan Lethem.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
We Have Always Lived in the Castle

We Have Always Lived in the Castle

Written by: Shirley Jackson, Illustrated by: Thomas Ott, Introduction by: Jonathan Lethem


“A marvelous elucidation of life…a story full of craft and full of mystery” —The New York Times Book Review

“A witch’s brew of eerie power and startling novelty” —The New York Times