Posted on 10/22/2018 at 02:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

What’s the creepiest part of The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson?

The chilling language certainly doesn’t hurt, says Aida Edemariam, writing in The Guardian.

But the novel’s true terror comes from the ways “in which judgments and expectations dictate and trap and make vulnerable the outer and inner lives of women.”

Learn more about why Jackson explores that theme so intently in the full essay.  

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