December 14 marks Shirley Jackson's 100th birthday. Penguin Classics celebrates that centennial with a new edition of The Haunting of Hill House, Jackson's 1959 novel, widely regarded as one of the 20th-century's finest ghost stories. This Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition features a new foreword by Laura Miller and a creepy new graphite cover by Aron Wiesenfeld.
The new edition is well-timed. In addition to the Jackson centennial, Jackson will be getting much attention this fall because of an upcoming biography from Liveright, Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life by Ruth Franklin, and a graphic novel from FSG, Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery": The Authorized Graphic Adaptation by her grandson Miles Hyman. Penguin Classics also released a Deluxe Edition of We Have Always Lived in the Castle in 2006. This new version of The Haunting of Hill House comes out September 27.
William Golding's Lord of the Flies comes to Penguin Classics for the first time this November 15 as a Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition. Artist Adams Carvalho brings the book's savagery to life with an appropriately brutal new cover. This release includes an introduction by Stephen King and a foreword by Lois Lowry.