The Road Through the Wall

The Road Through the Wall

Shirley Jackson
3.5/5 (2033 ratings)
Everyone knew the residents of Pepper Street were "nice" people -- especially the residents themselves. Among the self-satisfied group were: Mrs Merriam, the sanctimonious shrew who was turning her husband into a nonentity and her daughter into a bigoted spinster; Mr Roberts, who found relief from the street's unending propriety in shoddy side-street amours; Miss Fielding, who considered it more important to boil an egg properly than to save a disturbed girl from destruction. It took the gruesome act of a desperate boy who lived among them to pierce the shell of their complacency and force them to see their own ugliness.
Language
English
Pages
220
Format
Hardcover
Publisher
Popular Library
Release
May 01, 1976
ISBN
044503128X
ISBN 13
9780445031289

The Road Through the Wall

Shirley Jackson
3.5/5 (2033 ratings)
Everyone knew the residents of Pepper Street were "nice" people -- especially the residents themselves. Among the self-satisfied group were: Mrs Merriam, the sanctimonious shrew who was turning her husband into a nonentity and her daughter into a bigoted spinster; Mr Roberts, who found relief from the street's unending propriety in shoddy side-street amours; Miss Fielding, who considered it more important to boil an egg properly than to save a disturbed girl from destruction. It took the gruesome act of a desperate boy who lived among them to pierce the shell of their complacency and force them to see their own ugliness.
Language
English
Pages
220
Format
Hardcover
Publisher
Popular Library
Release
May 01, 1976
ISBN
044503128X
ISBN 13
9780445031289

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