We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

We Have Always Lived in the Castle

Shirley Jackson

146 pages first pub 1962 (editions)

fiction classics horror literary dark mysterious medium-paced

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Part of the Penguin Orange Collection, a limited-run series of twelve influential and beloved American classics in a bold series design offering a modern take on the iconic Penguin paperbackWinner of the 2016 AIGA + Design Observer 50 Books 50 Cov...

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Moods

dark 93%
mysterious 81%
tense 42%
sad 22%
emotional 17%
reflective 15%
funny 11%
challenging 10%
adventurous 4%
hopeful 1%
lighthearted 1%

Pace

medium 53%
slow 26%
fast 20%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 63% | A mix: 27% | Plot: 7%

Strong character development?

No: 51% | It's complicated: 31% | Yes: 15% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 47% | Yes: 28% | No: 22%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 85% | It's complicated: 4% | N/A: 4% | Yes: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 77% | It's complicated: 16% | No: 4% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.95

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