TRUE FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING COPY. PUBLISHED BY FARRAR STRAUS & GIROUX IN 1954. STATED "FIRST PRINTING, 1954" ON THE COPYRIGHT PAGE.*~*Nice clean copy! It is lacking the original dust jacket that should have accompanied the book. No markings within book such as underlines, notes or highlighting, book binding is tight, and pages are Clean. This is a hardcover edition copy. If you have questions, please contact us here. We offer an unconditional 100% Money Back Guarantee! if you do not want the item for any reason. All return are accepted *~*. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: This is the unsettling story of a young woman's descent into mental illness, from the author of The Haunting of Hill House and We Have Always Lived at the Castle. "An amazing writer". (Neil Gaiman). Elizabeth Richmond is almost too quiet to be believed, with no friends, no parents, and a job that leaves her strangely unnoticed. But soon she starts to behave in ways she can neither control nor understand, to the increasing horror of her doctor, and the humiliation of her self-centred aunt. As a tormented Elizabeth becomes two people, then three, then four, each wilder and more wicked than the last, a battle of wills threatens to destroy the girl and all who surround her. The Bird's Nest is a macabre journey into who we are, and how close we sometimes come to the brink of madness. Shirley Jackson's chilling tales of creeping unease and casual cruelty have the power to unsettle and terrify unlike any other. She was born in California in 1916. When her short story The Lottery was first published in The New Yorker in 1948, readers were so horrified they sent her hate mail; it has since become one of the most iconic American stories of all time. Her first novel, The Road Through the Wall, was published in the same year and was followed by five more: Hangsaman, The Bird's Nest, The Sundial, The Haunting of Hill House and We Have Always Lived in the Castle, widely seen as her masterpiece. Shirley Jackson died in her sleep at the age of 48. "The world of Shirley Jackson is eerie and unforgettable...It is a place where things are not what they seem; even on a morning that is sunny and clear there is always the threat of darkness looming, of things taking a turn for the worse". (A. M. Homes). "Shirley Jackson is unparalleled as a leader in the field of beautifully written, quiet, cumulative shudders". (Dorothy Parker). "Shirley Jackson is one of those highly idiosyncratic, inimitable writers ...whose work exerts an enduring spell". (Joyce Carol Oates).
About the Author: Shirley Jackson was born in San Francisco in 1916. She first received wide critical acclaim for her short story 'The Lottery', which was published in 1949. Her novels - which include The Sundial, The Bird's Nest, Hangsaman, The Road through the Wall, We Have Always Lived in the Castle and The Haunting of Hill House - are characterised by her use of realistic settings for tales that often involve elements of horror and the occult. Raising Demons and Life Among the Savages are her two works of nonfiction. Come Along With Me is a collection of stories, lectures, and part of the novel she was working on when she died in 1965.
Title: The Bird's Nest Jackson, Shirley
Binding: Jun 01, 1954
Book Condition: Collectible; Very Good
Book Description Quality Paperback, 1998. Book Condition: Like New. Like new thick trade paperback. 834pp. Three novels under one cover. Bookseller Inventory # 112124
Book Description N.Y.: Tower, 1954 ( 1974 ? ), 1st Printing, Canadian Imprint, 1974. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Uncredited Cover Art (illustrator). First Printing. ------------paperback, a solid Very Good copy, light wear, rubbing to covers, browning to paper and verso of covers, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. Bookseller Inventory # 137613