The blueprint for gothic horror, Haunting of Hill House remains one of the most atmospheric and influential classics. Our story begins when an occult scholar gathers a peculiar group of individuals to a supposed haunted house in search for definitive proof of the supernatural. Provoking a sense of dread and claustrophobia, the reader is trapped both in the mind of our unreliable protagonist and the nightmarish house alike until the final unforgettable pages of this cyclical narrative.
Past the rusted gates and untrimmed hedges, Hill House broods and waits. Four seekers have come to the ugly, abandoned old mansion: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of the psychic phenomenon called haunting; Theodora, his lovely and lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a lonely, homeless girl well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the adventurous future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable noises and self-closing doors, but Hill House is gathering its powers and will soon choose one of them to make its own. This classic horror novel has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror.