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THE BIRD'S NEST.

Jackson, Shirley.

ISBN 10: 0317277278 / ISBN 13: 9780317277272
Published by FARRAR, STRAUS AND YOUNG., NY, 1954
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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About fine in a close to Nf. dj. (1/4"-inch tear at base of front panel of dj. Light hint of shelfsoiling on rear panel of dj. Trace of mild rubbing at edges of spine. Tad musty overall) Bright copy. Bookseller Inventory # 310946

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Title: THE BIRD'S NEST.

Publisher: FARRAR, STRAUS AND YOUNG., NY

Publication Date: 1954

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition.

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Shirley Jackson's third novel, a chilling descent into multiple personalities

Elizabeth is a demure twenty-three-year-old wiling her life away at a dull museum job, living with her neurotic aunt, and subsisting off her dead mother’s inheritance. When Elizabeth begins to suffer terrible migraines and backaches, her aunt takes her to the doctor, then to a psychiatrist. But slowly, and with Jackson’s characteristic chill, we learn that Elizabeth is not just one girl—but four separate, self-destructive personalities. The Bird’s Nest, Jackson’s third novel, develops hallmarks of the horror master’s most unsettling work: tormented heroines, riveting familial mysteries, and a disquieting vision inside the human mind.

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.

About the Author:

Shirley Jackson, born in 1919, was the author of numerous books, including "Hangsman," "Life Among the Savages," and "We Have Always Lived in the Castle," For the last twenty years of her life, until her death in 1965, she lived in North Bennington, Vermont.

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