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Agoraphobia and an unhappy marriage: the real horror behind The Haunting of Hill House

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Anyone who has read Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House will find a couple of details of its 1959 reception almost too neat to be true.

It’s clear from the initial episode that the programme makers intend to plumb all the ways in which Jackson suggests a haunting can be just as much about trauma, about memory and the unquiet unconscious as about the paranormal.

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