What makes a haunted house story a haunted house story. Ghosts or phantoms or spirits? Creaky floorboards and cold spots?
Here are just a few quotes from the novel that hint at why THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE resonates when it comes to ideas of haunted houses.
How do women experience the haunted house in fiction? An exploration of the haunted house as an expression of trauma due to misogyny.
Whether supernaturally or just symbolically, the houses in these novels are alive.