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house of stairs

Stephen Waller

house of stairs

by Stephen Waller

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Published by Longman in Harlow .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Barbara Vine ; retold by Stephen Waller.
SeriesPenguin readers
ContributionsVine, Barbara.
The Physical Object
Pagination57p. :
Number of Pages57
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18070731M
ISBN 100582402441

Five fifteen-year-old orphans of widely varying personality characteristics are involuntarily placed in a house of endless stairs as subjects for a psychological experiment on 4/5(23). House of Stairs by William Sleator is an intense, dark story, and it would make a fantastic movie.

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Find books like House of Stairs from the world’s largest community of readers. Goodreads members who liked House of Stairs also liked: Road to Nowhere, C.   I finished reading The House of Stairs, the third psychological thriller by Barbara Vine is a most remarkable book, in that it turns a murder mystery upside down, as it were. It is clear from the start that there has been a murder and the murderer is known – she has just been released from prison.


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That's because Sleator wisely keeps the "futuristic" science fiction touches to a minimum. There's a very '70s reference to air pollution, but it isn't pivotal. The rest of the book is about what doesn't change: human nature/5.

Set in the late s, The House of Stairs is another of Barbara Vine's acclaimed character-driven novels that illustrate her psychological acuity and precise plotting. It is a murder story structured in reverse, in Ms. Vine's unique way where the murderer is immediately known but neither the victim nor the circumstances/motives are revealed until the end/5(11).

Specifically, a murder for which Bell served time, and house of stairs book only recently been released from prison. Seemingly out of kindness, Lizzie agrees to let Bell move back into the House of Stairs, the five-story Notting Hill boardinghouse where, seventeen years ago, a dreadful crime was committed/5(40).

The House of Stairs - an unputdownable crime classic from bestselling author Barbara Vine. Lizzie hasn't seen her old friend, Bell, for some fourteen years, but when she spots her from a taxi in a London street she jumps out and pursues her /5.

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The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format. The main characters of this young adult, science fiction story are,/5. House of Stairs (), a science fiction novel by William Sleator, takes place mostly in the peculiar setting of a house of stairs, resembling the visual paradox of the same name designed by M.C.

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Five year-old orphans of widely varying personality characteristics are involuntarily placed in a house of endless stairs as subjects for a psychological exp. About House of Stairs. This chilling, suspenseful indictment of mind control is a classic of science fiction and will haunt readers long after the last page is turned.

One by one, five sixteen-year-old orphans are brought to a strange building. It is not a prison, not a hospital; it has no walls, no ceiling, no floor. Bell has been in prison ever since the mysterious events that took place at the House of Stairs, a London mansion full of over-privileged, overstuffed, and somewhat sinister boarders, landed her there.

Now it’s up to Lizzie to put together the pieces of her friend’s—and her own—fateful past/5(44). William Sleator () is the author of numerous science fiction books for children and young adults, including Interstellar Pig, House of Stairs, and Blackbriar/5(30). House of Stairs This chilling, suspenseful indictment of mind control is a classic of science fiction and will haunt readers long after the last page is turned.

One by one, five sixteen-year-old 4/5(28). The House of Stairs book. Read 5 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. [Penguin Readers Level 4]/5. The House of Stairs is a novel by British writer Ruth Rendell, published under the name Barbara Vine.

Writing in the Washington Post, Michael Dirda referred to the novel as a "stunning suspense [thriller]". References This article about a crime novel of the s Author: Barbara Vine (Ruth Rendell). House of Stairs is really more a scenario than a novel and as a scenario it has its vulnerable links — for example, Lola's instinctive use of positive reinforcement to strengthen Peter's resolve and her assertion to the doctor later that rewards work better than punishments begs the moral/ political question of mind control per : William Sleator.

House of Stairs is a lithograph print by the Dutch artist M. Escher first printed in November This print measures 47 cm × 24 cm (18 5 ⁄ 8 in × 9 3 ⁄ 8 in).It depicts the interior of a tall structure crisscrossed with stairs and doorways.

A total of 46 wentelteefje (imaginary creatures created by Escher) are crawling on the stairs. The wentelteefje has a long, armored body with Artist: M. Escher. THE HOUSE OF STAIRS seems to be the least well-known book written by Ruth Rendell as Barbara by: 6.

Many years ago, when I was a wee lad of ten, I came across this book. At the time it registered as nothing more than a really good book, but later in life, I realized that House of Stairs was the first book that took my pinhole sized window of decent human normalcy and opened the blinds to include all the lovely dark fringes into view.5/5(5).

Get this from a library! House of stairs. [William Sleator] -- Five sixteen-year-old orphans of widely varying personality characteristics are involuntarily placed in a house of endless stairs as subjects for a psychological experiment on conditioned human.About the Book Set in a dystopian America in the near future, the story tells of the experiences of five year-olds who were living in orphanages who wake up to find themselves in a strange building that has no walls, no ceiling, and no floor: nothing but endless flights of stairs leading in every direction, seemingly infinite, so that it is.Editions for House of Stairs: (Paperback published in ), (Mass Market Paperback published in ), X (Hardcover publi Home My BooksCited by: 3.