Just an Ordinary Day: The Uncollected Stories Of Shirley Jackson [NOOK Book]

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The stories in this edition represent the great diversity of her work, from humor to her shocking explorations of the human psyche. The tales range, chronologically, from the writings of her college days and residence in Greenwich Village in the early 1940s, to the unforgettably chilling stories from the period just before her death. They provide an exciting overview of the evolution of her craft through a progression of forms and styles, and add significantly to the body of her...
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Just an Ordinary Day: The Uncollected Stories Of Shirley Jackson

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Overview

The stories in this edition represent the great diversity of her work, from humor to her shocking explorations of the human psyche. The tales range, chronologically, from the writings of her college days and residence in Greenwich Village in the early 1940s, to the unforgettably chilling stories from the period just before her death. They provide an exciting overview of the evolution of her craft through a progression of forms and styles, and add significantly to the body of her published work.


Just an Ordinary Day is a testament to how large a talent Shirley Jackson had and to the depth, breadth, and complexity of her writing. Though this remarkable literary life was cut short, Jackson clearly established a unique voice that has won a permanent place in the canon of outstanding American literature, and remains a powerful influence on generations of readers and writers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307573599
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/21/2009
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 300,222
  • File size: 3 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2013

    Great!!

    I think i like her family stories the best

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2002

    Awesome!

    The stores contained in this volume are simply superb. They keep you on the edge of your toes. Shirley Jackson has such a gift of writing magical stories that you will simply fall in love with her.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2000

    A Great Collection

    If you are a fan of Shirley Jackson, or are just discovering her craft, you will not be disappointed with this book. The stories in here are short and easy to read. They are fun, scary, funny, and entertaining. A great book to read at the beach, or if you dare...right before bed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2000

    A Marvelous Collection

    My mother gave me this book when I was seventeen to rid me of my Stephen King phase. I am afraid that I did not read it until I was twenty-one. It was most certainly my loss. Out of time context makes little difference, nor does the gore content. Shirley Jackson wrote with such subtle influence that the 'supernatural' elusions are just that; alluded to. My personal favorite of the book was One Ordinary Day, with Peanuts. I am now a complete fan of her works.

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